Helios Gear Expands Gear Cutting Tool Solutions

For nearly all gear cutting applications, Helios now offers a solution for consumable cutting tools. Gear manufacturers benefit from Heli...

Helios has improved its resharpening services for cutting tools.

For nearly all gear cutting applications, Helios now offers a solution for consumable cutting tools. Gear manufacturers benefit from Helios’s addition of power skiving cutting tools, broaches, the latest PVD (physical vapor deposition) coatings, and improved resharpening services to its current line of gear cutting tools, which includes hobs, shaper cutters, milling cutters, and custom-engineered options. Significantly, Helios continues to offer delivery times on built-to-order tools as quick as four weeks. Said David Harroun, Helios vice-president, “gear manufacturers have access to Helios’s world-class cutting tools delivered built-to-order extremely quickly and backed by both expert engineers and reconditioning services.”

Helios now offers gear manufacturers engineered power skiving tools. These tools can be used on power skiving machines for a highly productive gear cutting operation compared to traditional methods such as shaping. Helios power skiving tools are available in contemporary powdered metal high-speed steel and high-performance carbide, designed to optimize each application’s geometry, workpiece material, and available machine spindle speeds. When used on a Helios Neo Power Skiving (NEOPS) machine, gear manufactures benefit from a profitably productive combination of quickly delivered, engineered tools and an affordable machine tool platform.

Also new to the Helios line of gear cutting tools are broaches offered in high-performance materials (including carbide) and the latest PVD coatings. Backed by Oerlikon Balzers, Helios offers Altensa coatings, which is the latest generation of aluminum chromium nitride coating engineered specifically for demanding gear cutting application. This coating offers up to 30% increased performance compared to the previous generation. Gear manufacturers that need the most from their cutting tools should speak with the Helios engineering team about this and other options to achieve higher levels of performance.

Helios continues to offer other cutting tool options, too, including hobs, shaper cutters, milling cutters, and uniquely engineered tools for special applications. Helios tools are offered in high-speed steel and carbide with a variety of coating options. Gear manufacturers also rely on Helios expert resharpening service, which has been improved with new optimization for quick turnarounds. Lastly, while supply chain disruption continues to impact gear manufacturers with delays and inconsistency, Helios leads the industry with reliable, short lead times on cutting tools. Gear manufacturers trust Helios for high quality, low cost, fast delivery cutting tool solutions — all backed by a dedicated team of tool engineers to support and ensure each application is profitably productive. 

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