PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gleason Introduces Versatile New Cutter System


Gleason’s new Pentac®Mono-RT is the world’s first cutter system which uses identical blades in both the outside and inside slots. The unique blade geometry — in conjunction with the patent-pending cutter head design — makes the blade which is placed in an inside slot an inside blade, and the same blade placed in an outside slot an outside blade. The Pentac®Mono-RT cutter system is specially designed for the face milling process with Pentac seating parallels, which cover a wide range of gear designs.

The technology makes it possible to reduce the number of different blade blanks by 50 percent, while also doubling the tool life by swapping the blades from the outside slots to the inside slots, and vice versa, and using the cutter with the same blades for a second run.