For the first time, gear manufacturers can now access the all-new model M673 CNC gear shaping machine, designed and built by Monnier + Zahner (“MZ”) in Switzerland and distributed in North America by Helios Gear Products. “This world-class machine tool equips gear manufacturers to profitably produce fine-pitch parts with easy programming, proven automation, and contemporary technical features,” said Adam Gimpert, president of Helios. This combination—backed by Helios’s expert service and support—offers manufacturers a higher level of reliable productivity for the 21st century.
Gear shaping is a versatile cutting process for producing external or internal gears and other repeating tooth forms such as splines, sprockets, and serrations. The M673 features 1.25 module (20 DP) Fanuc CNC shaping for parts up to 80 mm (3.15 in) diameter, 10–30 mm (0.4–1.18 in) stroke length up to 2,000 strokes per minute, a compact footprint, and unified versatile gantry automation. The machine design uses an all-new flexible tailstock concept that allows ample clearance when shaping small parts, making its ease-of-use unparalleled.
Gear manufacturers of medium- to high-volume fine-pitch jobs will increase productivity with the M673’s set of features, ease of training, and intuitive programming. High-volume, internal gear and spline shaping especially benefit from the M673’s use of automation, high-speed cutting (with carbide cutting tools), and flexible tailstock. As a result of over five years of research and development, no other CNC gear shaping machine offers the unique combination of technical specifications, MZ craftsmanship, and Helios support, making this a go-to shaping solution for world-class gear production.
For decades, Monnier + Zahner has been the global leader for expertly crafted machine tools. Gear manufacturers looking to get the most out of their capital investment trust MZ equipment to go above and beyond on all fronts: precision, quality, ease of use and training, versatility, and automation. In the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Helios has provided full service and support of MZ products for decades, so manufacturers benefit from a complete unbeatable machine tool solution. The M673 meets these demanding qualifications of a MZ-Helios machine tool platform, and manufacturers can order their M673 starting today.