Gleason (Booth N-7000) will demonstrate advanced machines, tooling, and global customer support services at IMTS 2014, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. Visitors to Gleason Booth will be introduced to these products and technologies. Among the technologies exhibited at the show will be:
Genesis 200GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine: The 200GX is a new addition to the highly popular Genesis series. The two spindle concept combines maximum productivity with minimized idle and set up times. Fast, easy software-guided setup of the machine allows you to set up your machine from one workpiece to another in just 20 minutes using only one tool. "First Part Cycle" - fully automatic workflow after setup until grinding the first workpieces and the ability to interface with Gleason GMS machines via QR codes increase productivity. Easily accessible machine components make maintenance simple and efficient while standard dimension grinding wheels and dressing tools allow you to use your existing tools. All of this in an energy efficient small footprint machine designed to meet the needs of customers in high-productivity high-quality environments.
300PS Power Skiving Machine: The 300PS combines unique machine, cutting tool, workholding and power skiving process expertise to offer users significant performance improvements, particularly in operations where shaping, forming, pressing and broaching are typically used. As compared to shaping, for example, the 300PS can deliver productivity rates as much as eight times higher. The modular tool-less workholding is designed for fast installation and changeover to handle the highest process forces, with superior internal chip evacuation. Power Skiving Technology Software enables users to easily simulate the entire cutting process and plan the most effective process strategy. Users can analyze the influence of different cutting tool geometries and process parameters. The Technology Software allows you to decide if a given part can be safely and economically power skived or whether it would be better shaped, making Power Skiving as simple and familiar as shaping.
Phoenix 280G: This machine has no rails, wires, or pipes in the work chamber to collect swarf, keeping the chamber clean for low preventive maintenance. In addition, the 280G offers rapid set-up and all major set-up items can be completed without tools (tool-less), including the grinding wheel, coolant header and workholding. The coolant header has small blocks that can easily be exchanged by hand, while the grinding wheel can be released hydraulically. The 280G’s automatic stock divider, mounted in close proximity to the workspindle, helps ensure consistently high gear quality. The unit automatically determines the tooth slot position of the pre-finished gear to provide accurate and reliable stock division, helping eliminate operator errors.
300GMS Analytical Gear Inspection Machine: The 300GMS was developed specifically to meet the needs of automotive transmission gear producers for a faster, more economical solution for complete gear and even non-gear parts inspection. It is the first GMS to feature the new Windows 7-based Gleason GAMA 3.0 applications software suite which, like its GAMA 2.0 predecessor, offers users a highly intuitive user interface and simple input screens for programming of workpiece and cutting tool data. The 300GMS is equipped with new ergonomically mounted operator workstations and a Gleason Diagnostic Module – both designed to greatly improve the operator’s effectiveness at every stage of the inspection process.
The Gleason Diagnostic Module puts a number of powerful tools right at the operator’s fingertips, including an environmental monitoring station to record temperature and humidity, and video telephony, note pad and voice mail messaging capability, enabling the user to capture video, describe a particular programming issue and transmit it over the web to others in the customer’s organization or to Gleason for support.
Additionally, the company will feature its gear cutting (Pentac Plus RT) and workholding solutions (Quik-Flex Plus) and attendees can learn about Gleason’s new line of hydraulic workholding as well as its diverse range of global services.