Demand for ground gears continues to grow, especially in the automotive and truck power transmission industries. Consequently, manufacturers need improved solutions for abrasive tools. Helios Gear Products has launched the latest line of abrasives backed with dedicated application engineers specifically for gear manufacturers. These tools cover all applications for gearing, including form grinding wheels, continuous generating grinding wheels, diamond dressing tools, honing rings, bevel grinding cups, and traditional solutions for OD and ID grinding.
Gear grinding means quality, so manufacturers require state-of-the-art abrasive tools. The Helios abrasives line includes such tools that use the latest technology for ceramic and aluminum oxide grains and bonds. For example, the Tyrolit Burka-Kosmos Mira Ice series of form (single-profile) grinding wheels uses the latest grains combined with an innovative, high-strength bond system and increased porosity to achieve industry-leading “cool” grinding. Mira Ice enables gear manufacturers to push the envelope on speeds and feeds.
“It is not uncommon for gear manufacturers to decrease cycle times 20–30 percent by switching to an optimized grinding wheel technology, such as Helios’s Mira line. Additionally, manufacturers can extend tool life dramatically by optimizing their processes (engineering their applications) with the Helios team,” said Tim Lee, Helios technical sales manager – hard finishing.
Several solutions comprise the rest of the Helios abrasives line for gear manufacturers. These tools for generating grinding, tool dressing, honing (with the industry’s shortest lead times), and bevel gear grinding meet the Helios standard of globally competitive manufacturing solutions. Many of these tools are manufactured in technically cutting-edge European and U.S. factories, and they equip manufacturers to serve global markets.
By leaning on the Helios team of application engineers, gear manufacturers can reap the benefits offered by contemporary wheel specs.
“Successful manufacturers know that what comes in the box is not just a grinding tool but also the team of engineers to support it. By literally using the Helios team, manufacturers can stay at the top of their game,” said David Harroun, Helios vice president.
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