Gleason Corporation has introduced the latest addition to the highly successful GMS line, the 300GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System. The 300GMS enables faster complete inspection of automotive, aerospace and other smaller gears, as well as gear cutting tools and non-gear parts. The latest addition to the GMS Series (with models available for gears up to 3,000 mm in diameter) includes features like surface finish measurement and prismatic feature measurement. It is also the first GMS system to feature the new Windows® 7-based Gleason GAMATM 3.0 applications software suite which, like its GAMA 2.0 predecessor, offers users a highly intuitive user interface and simple input screens for programming of work pieces and cutting tool data. Gama 3.0 also includes tutorial information on the gear features with verbiage, pictures and videos that are user editable. Those features, combined with ease of setup, a state of the art remote I/O controls system and improved movement optimization significantly reduce the cycle times required for the complete inspection of almost any gear or gear tool as compared to other gear measurement systems on the market.
The 300 GMS also features a new-generation Renishaw® 3D scanning probe head to provide maximum accuracy and flexibility for the complete inspection of all kinds of gears and gear-cutting tools and, in particular, finer pitch gears.
The 300GMS is equipped with a new ergonomically mounted operator workstation and an Advanced Operator Interface—both designed to greatly improve the operator’s effectiveness at every stage of the inspection process.
The Advanced Operator Interface puts a number of powerful tools right at the operator’s fingertips, including an environmental monitoring station to record temperature and humidity as well as video telephony, note pad and voice mail messaging capability, Gleason Connect® for enhanced remote diagnostic support, creation of standard work instructions, online training tools, multi-lingual communication and more. For more information, visit www.gleason.com.