Helios Gear Products will debut two state-of-the-art gear manufacturing solutions at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, September 12–17, 2022.
After a soft launch of the Hera series gear hobbing machines during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the company is delighted to officially debut the leading Hera 90 and Hera 350 to the North American market at IMTS. The Hera CNC gear hobbing machines support micro- to coarse-pitch gear manufacturing applications with world-leading technical features such as complete Fanuc CNC and direct-drive torque motors, X-axis linear scales, easy-to-use (and train) dialog programming, and versatile unified automation systems. With globally competitive pricing, proven domestic support from the expert Helios team, and a unique combination of technical capabilities in a small footprint, the Hera machines offer both job shops and end-product gear manufacturers world-class hobbing solutions.
“Manufacturers have found the Helios Hera CNC hobbing machines to be extremely cost-effective, high-quality platforms for 21st century gear production,” said David Harroun, Vice-President of Helios Gear Products. With several transformative installations across the United States, the Helios team is excited to demonstrate the capabilities of the Hera gear hobbing machines to the North American public for the first time at IMTS. Jeff Kamps, Helios customer and President at Wisconsin Gear & Machine, says, “We've cut our cycle times down from 4 hours to 0.5 hour. It's really been beneficial for Wisconsin Gear. With the shortage of people, it's really made a big difference; we can still get a large volume of work done in a timely manner.”