Dayton Gear partnered with Helios Gear Products to install a new Hera 200 CNC gear hobber, followed shortly after by a Hera 500 CNC gear hobber. Helios had a chance to check in with Adam Baird and Brian Baird, 3rd generation at Dayton Gear, to see how their production has changed since the installation, and how they're planning and looking forward to the future.
Machining the teeth of a rotor shaft for electric cars has demanding machining requirements. Very few other applications place such high demands as transmission components. The very quiet motor requires the highest surface finishes so that disturbing running noises do not occur. In addition, the number of units in e-mobility is greatly increasing, which is an additional challenge for the mechanical engineering involved. What is needed, therefore, are process-reliable solutions for cost-effective rotor shaft production. EMAG Koepfer HLC 150 H gear hobbing machine demonstrates how this can work, ensuring new productivity in this gear sector.
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) is now selling Profilator 300-V with linear drives in the North American market. This modular machine platform used to cut gears, is equipped with one or two workpiece spindles in a compact design. It offers maximum flexibility due to modular design and is individually configurable for various machining processes (i.e. Scudding, hobbing, cycloidal milling, pointing, chamfering and deburring). State-of-the-art linear drives in the x and y axis, as well as a torque drive in the a axis offers high machine dynamics for short cycle times and maximum accuracy/low costs. High machine rigidity is available for Hard Scudding of inner and outer diameters.