Gleason Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of gear production machinery and related equipment, recently announced the introduction of the 175GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, with faster complete inspection of automotive, aerospace and other smaller gears, as well as gear cutting tools and non-gear parts.
The latest addition to the GMS Series (with models available for gears up to 3,000mm in diameter) the 175GMS completes the development of the GMS series and replaces the 175GMM. The 175GMS includes noteworthy features such as surface finish measurement and prismatic feature measurement, an intuitive user interface and input screen for programming of work pieces and cutting tool data, built-in tutorial information for gear features with text, pictures and videos that are user editable, and an easy setup, remote I/O controls system and improved movement optimization to reduce the cycle times required for the complete inspection of almost any gear or gear tool.
The 175GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System is the first GMS system to feature the new Windows 7-based Gleason GAMA 3.0 applications software suite. It features a new-generation Renishaw 3D scanning probe head to provide accuracy and flexibility for the inspection of gears and gear-cutting tools and, in particular, finer pitch gears, and a new mounted operator workstation and an Advanced Operator Interface (optional) – both designed to improve the operator’s effectiveness at every stage of the inspection process.
The Advanced Operator Interface puts a number of tools right at the operator’s fingertips, including an environmental monitoring station to record temperature and humidity as well as video telephony, note pad and voice mail messaging capability, Gleason Connect for remote diagnostic support, creation of standard work instructions, online training tools, multi-lingual communication and more.