Hewland Engineering recently announce the installation of a Klingelnberg Oerlikon G60 spiral bevel gear grinding machine. Utilizing Klingelnberg’s KIMOS closed loop manufacturing system, the G60 produces efficient, durable gears through its accurate and repeatable manufacturing process.
Now completing its first components, the new machine will herald a new era of performance for Hewland clients, offering improvements in efficiency, reduced gearbox temperatures and increased component life.
Key capabilities include: grinding of forms up to 600 mm in diameter; consistent grinding to DIN4 standard and above; grinding of spiral, hypoid and zerol bevel forms; closed loop KIMOS system minimizes manufacturing errors.
Also expanding our gear inspection capabilities, an all-new Klingelnberg P65 gear measuring center will measure gear profiles up to 650 mm in diameter, working in tandem with the G60 to offer improved spiral bevel accuracy and consistency.
William Hewland, company chairman, said this latest investment will serve to highlight Hewland’s expertise as a center for precision manufacturing.
“Driven by a desire for increasingly efficient and durable transmission solutions, this latest investment will deliver consistent and highly accurate bevel gears for motorsport, defense, marine and aerospace applications,” Hewland said. “Also boosting our manufacturing capabilities, the new precision grinding suite will ensure we continue to expand our offering of high-specification yet cost-sensitive make-to-print services.”