The Kapp Group will display their Niles ZE 800 Gear Center at Gear Expo. Grinding demonstrations will also be shown via live video links from different locations including, Indiana Tool and Machine Company's facility in Plymouth, Indiana, where their Niles ZPI/E 25 machine will demonstrate grinding of very large gears. The Niles ZE 800 Gear Center is a compact, ergonomic machine designed for precise grinding of external and internal gears with a tip diameter of up to 800 mm. Dressable ceramic tools as well as non-dressable CBN tools can be used. The ZE machine is engineered for high quality with maximum grinding torque. It comes fully equipped with a tailstock, CNC dressing device, and on-board measuring. High-speed measuring for full-contact grinding, and high-feed-rate grinding are available on all ZE Series machines, and nearly 400 ZE machines have been delivered to date.
Kapp and Niles application and tool design engineers will be present on-site to answer questions about specific applications. Machine modules will aid in understanding the basic processes and a display of CBN and diamond-plated tools will be showcased as well. The company invites attendees to see a presentation, "Considerations for Optimum Methods of Gear Finishing," on Tuesday, November 1, at 2:30 pm in the Solutions Center, and to stop by the Kapp booth to meet with their specialists in gear grinding solutions.