Gleason adds 160HCD to Genesis series of hobbing machines


The new gear hobbing machine with integrated chamfer hobbing is based on the extremely successful Genesis Machine series with hundreds of installed machines globally. With the new Genesis 160HCD, Gleason integrates a newly developed chamfer cutting process that is executed in parallel to gear hobbing. Chamfer hobbing provides very short cycle times and minimal tool cost per workpiece. This new chamfering process ensures burr-free gear faces without the requirement of additional, subsequent deburring steps. Likewise, no measurable burrs are created on tooth flanks. The workpiece is ideally prepared for the subsequent hard finishing process.

Chamfer hobbing is a very efficient process due to the ability to shift the chamfer hobs for maximum tool life. Compared to special deburring tools, chamfer hobs can be easily reconditioned, keeping tool cost under control and cost-per-piece at a minimum.

Ideally suited for the highly economical manufacture of cylindrical gears up to a module of 4 mm and an outside diameter of 160 mm, the 160HCD can be optionally extended to a workpiece diameter of 210 mm. Its updated part-loading concept with a fast gantry system minimizes part handling and setup times, thanks to its complete integration into the machine’s control software.

The new 160HCD is the latest addition to the Genesis series of hobbing machines, offering another method to chamfered gears precisely and economically. Whether as a dedicated hobbing machine or integrated with different chamfering solutions available through Gleason – a Genesis gear hobbing machine can satisfy a wide range of customer requirements.