Gleason Corporation and Manutec VaWe Robotersystem GmbH (Fürth, Germany) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to serve the global gear manufacturing technology markets. Effective immediately, Gleason and Manutec will cooperate in the development and sale of robots for chamfering and deburring of large-module gears. The base model robot, the R500CHD, has a work table load capacity of 500 kg, with larger loads to 6 tons table available upon request. Maximum gear diameter is limited only by the robot mounting and distance from the work table. Gleason-Manutec robots offer short cycle times, exceptional path accuracy, and simple, automated operation without complex programming requirements.
Karl-Josef Schäferling, director of product management for chamfering and deburring solutions for Gleason said "The Gleason-Manutec robot provides the customer with a flexible, accurate and efficient solution for complex gear chamfering and deburring operations. It is the perfect complement to Gleason's line of gear cutting machines."
These products and solutions will be sold through Gleason's worldwide sales channels with technical support provided by both Gleason and Manutec.