Gleason offers closed loop manufacturing, in-process quality control, live demos

For customers not able to participate in EMO 2021, Gleason’s “emotions” virtual showrooms will be available to experience all exhibits remotely. (Courtesy: Gleason Corporation)

At EMO Milano 2021, October 4-9 in Milano, Italy, Gleason Corporation will showcase the latest technologies in design, manufacturing, and inspection of cylindrical and bevel gears.

Special focus will be given to the new KISSsoft gear and transmission design capabilities, 100 percent-in-process control, gear noise analysis, and live manufacturing demonstrations from Gleason operations around the globe.

Design with KISSsoft: At MPT Expo, the powerful new KISSsoft® Release 2021, with KISSsys® add-on for the design of entire transmissions was demonstrated. The features include bearing calculation with inner geometry in the “SKF Cloud,” collision check during honing and power skiving, system reliability at a glance with AGMA 6006-B20, and the interface with Gleason’s GEMS® to exchange gear as well as system information for bevel gear optimization and manufacture.

In-process quality control: The new GRSL Gear Rolling System with laser technology revolutionizes in-process gear inspection and sets a new standard for high-speed, high-volume quality control. This compact gear inspection unit combines double flank roll testing with index and involute measurement as well as lead measurement on all teeth for full analytical and functional in-process gear inspection. Measurement data and process trend analysis are displayed in real time throughout the production run, with automatic Closed Loop corrections. In addition, Gleason’s Advanced Waviness Analysis gives gear manufacturers a powerful new solution for the detection of potential noise problems in real-time.

Analytical gear inspection with multi-sensor technology: The latest 300GMSL Gear Metrology System combines standard tactile probing for cylindrical and bevel gears with the power of non-contact laser scanning of tooth flank form. The integration of laser scanning and associated 3D graphics with CAD interface considerably expands both the functionality and the range of applications for this machine platform and is ideally suited for thorough gear analysis and development. Achieving a more complete analysis of process variable changes becomes much more intuitive with the high-resolution topographical surface mapping capability. A new host of tools for the detection and analysis of gear noise makes the 300GMSL an ideal solution for addressing this critical factor in today’s e-Drive transmissions. The 300GMSL is “Closed Loop ready” to network to many of Gleason’s hard finishing machines.

Live product demonstrations: Gleason will present several new products with live webcasts directly from its global operations including a world premiere, the 280HCD Genesis® Gear Hobbing Machine with Integrated Chamfer Hobbing, high precision Threaded Wheel and Polish Grinding, combined Power Skiving and gear hobbing, and the new Phoenix® 500C Bevel Gear Cutting Machine with Pentac® Ecoblade Cutter System for bevel gears up to 500 mm in diameter. Experts will be available to answer questions and demonstrate specific features of products. For customers not able to participate in EMO 2021, Gleason’s “emotions” virtual showrooms will be available to experience all exhibits remotely. For more details, please refer to Gleason’s website and social media channels.