Gleason Metrology Systems will demonstrate their latest advances in gear measurement technology at Control 2013, May 14-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. Among the new technologies exhibited in our booth will be:
Surface roughness measurement
Users of the Gleason GMS series of Analytical Gear Inspection systems now have a fast, easy and effective way to perform a wide range of surface roughness measurements on cylindrical gears with diameters larger than 200 mm, 2.5 module and up.The many capabilities and ease of operation inherent in the Gleason GMS series mean that surface roughness measurements can be performed faster and more accurately to help reduce downtime and cost. Users benefit from a host of capabilities unique to the GMS including:
Full integration with GAMA 2.0. Surface roughness measurement is greatly enhanced by integrating setup, programming and measurement into GAMA 2.0 Windows “object oriented” applications software suite.
Multiple measurement parameters. The GMS can easily support the use of multiple styli to meet DIN, ISO an ANSI parameters for the most common surface roughness measurements.
Fast, reliable dual calibration. Calibration using a certified roughness artifact (Ra = 2-3 µm) and position calibration according to a calibration ball is a faster process with better reproducibility and no need for a test piece, which significantly speeds up and simplifies the adjustment process.
Barkhausen noise analysis technology
Gleason GMS series now have an easy and effective way to apply advanced Barkhausen noise analysis technology for the inspection of cylindrical gears and other parts for surface hardness and residual and compressive stresses. This non-destructive method can be used to evaluate a variety of work piece surface modifications that can occur after common finishing and hardening processes such as grinding, carburizing and induction hardening. This proven process is even better and easier to use when performed on a Gleason GMS system:
Fully integrated with GAMA 2.0 Barkhausen measurement is greatly enhanced by integrating setup, programming and measurement into GAMA 2.0 Windows “object oriented” applications software suite.
Multiple Measurement Protocols. A GMS with GAMA 2.0 can easily support multiple measurement protocols. For example the system can be set up to measure for and detect “grind burn” by comparing measurements pre- and post-grinding. The system could also be programmed to create a map of a complete tooth flank for surface hardness analysis. These multiple measurement profiles provide additional flexibility for your operations allowing you to leverage your technology investment.
Gleason Metrology Systems has more than 1,000 gear measurement systems already installed, available in a wide variety of applications for work piece diameters up to 3 meters. Gleason Metrology Systems also offers a wide range of other products to its gear sector customers worldwide.