Koepfer America will feature several new pieces of technology at IMTS 2016. The Koepfer Model 200 CNC gear hobbing machine will be shown with new, advanced software for the hobbing of non-circular gears. This type of gear demands complex calculations and formulas for the hobbing process, and Koepfer engineers are readily available to adapt any feasible convex contour. Pump motors and other specialized applications make use of non-circular gears to ensure precise nonuniform transmission of motion.
Also at IMTS, the CLC 100-SZ CNC gear shaping machine will be demonstrated. This highly customizable machine offers an extensive feature set. In detail, this new 120 mm (4.724 in) diameter machine offers heavy duty construction, direct drive torque motors, up to 2,000 strokes per minute, up to 100 mm (3.937 in) of stroke length, a moving saddle, optional tilting column, orientation probe, electronic helical guide and CNC relief.
The newly introduced Monnier + Zahner (MZ) 500 D-Drive CNC gear hobbing machine will also be on display at IMTS. This hobbing solution features a double drive system for flexible clamping of workpieces with less tailstock pressure, which is ideal for ultra-fine-pitch parts. The machine also offers optional automatic loading and unloading, hob shifting, deburring, a small footprint, and a cost-conscious design.
Lastly, Koepfer America will show Helios gear cutting tools and Tyrolit hard finishing tools. Gear manufacturers can also visit the Koepfer America booth to learn more about Wenzel CNC gear inspection machines, the KFS CNC gear tool sharpening machine, and the latest available used equipment. For all gear manufacturers, Koepfer America is a top choice for machine and tool solutions.