Gleason Corporation today announced that they have started building their highly popular Genesis series of gear hobbing machines at their Gleason Works (India) facility in Bangalore. The Genesis models 130H and 210H hobbers are being built for the fast-growing Indian market using the same high-precision components as with Genesis machines built in other locations. The 210H machine accommodates gears up to 210 mm in diameter, including those with shaft lengths up to 350 mm. Features include Siemens 840D controls, integrated chamfering and deburring, and a high speed loading system to reduce load/unload cycles to a minimum. Gleason already builds the Genesis series of gear hobbing machines at facilities in the U.S., Germany and China.
The Genesis 260H and 400H, which was introduced at the EMO in September 2011, will also be built in India at a future date. Supporting the entire Genesis line of gear hobbers in India is an array of cutting tools, including high speed steel and carbide hobs, as well as an existing tool sharpening service. Gleason already has a presence in Bangalore for sales, service and cutting tool manufacturing, as well as sales and service offices in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Coimbatore. Said John J. Perrotti, Gleason’s president and CEO, “Building Genesis gear hobbing machines in India for the Indian market is a logical extension of the strategy we embarked upon several years ago. We have for many years been rebuilding gear production machines at our Bangalore facility and have developed a competent staff and the necessary skills to smoothly transition to successfully building our leading line of gear hobbers. Global auto and truck companies, both domestic and foreign-based, are expanding their operations in India, and are eager for us to expand our local manufacturing footprint in this growing region.”