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Connected @EMO2019 from Design to Finished Gear

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At this year’s EMO show, Gleason Corporation will showcase a wide array of new design, manufacturing and inspection technologies for cylindrical and bevel gears. Highlights include: world’s first Power Skiving Machine with Integrated Sharpening, new Chamfer Hobbing Technology, Hard Finishing of Gears in the Closed Loop, the new Gear Honing product line and the latest release of KISSsoft Transmission Design Software.

Gear Design and Transmission Simulation with KISSsoft

The market leader will demonstrate the current KISSsoft® Release 2019 with numerous new highlights: Among other things, “KISSdesignTM“, an instrument that allows intuitive concept design at system level, is now available. SKF and KISSsoft have also created a new interface to simplify the gear development process. This interface enables engineers to perform calculations using the latest bearing data from SKF via a direct connection to the SKF cloud. The manufacturability for Power Skiving can now also be evaluated in KISSsoft. After generating a special report with workpiece and tool data, this report can be transferred to Gleason if required, which makes data exchange between the designer and the tool supplier much easier and less error-prone. 

The interface between GEMS® and KISSsoft provides an exchange of gear and system information between the two software packages. This allows the user to realistically evaluate and optimize every type of spiral bevel and hypoid gear – with a Closed Loop between the design and manufacturing software.

Integrated Chamfer Hobbing on the New Genesis 160HCD Hobbing Machine

The latest edition to the Genesis® Gear Hobbing Machine family combines the state-of-the-art technology in gear hobbing with newly developed Chamfer Hobbing, which produces precise chamfers according to customer specifications, while minimizing tool cost-per-piece. Gleason will also demonstrate live the seamless integration of tool and machine workflows, reducing manual data input and minimizing input errors, tracking every aspect of tool information from supplier to machine, to crib, to sharpening, to end of tool life.

World’s First: Power Skiving with Integrated Tool Sharpening

The 300PS Power Skiving Machine is well-suited for soft cutting and hard finishing of cylindrical internal and external gears. The 300PS is now available with a brand-new feature, which premieres at EMO: the integrated Tool Sharpening functionality for spur and helical cutting tools, enabling continuous gear production without frequent tool change at consistently high quality, while greatly reducing both, tool cost-per-piece and tool inventory. The 300PS is “Closed Loop ready”: it can directly interface with Gleason GMS® Metrology Systems for seamless data transfer and automatic corrections. 

Closed Loop, High Accuracy and Excellent Surface Finish with the Genesis 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machine 

The GX Series Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines are the ideal solution for customers in high-productivity, high-quality environments, combining maximum efficiency with minimal idle and setup times. The GX series takes gear finishing to a new level, with features like twist-control and polish grinding as well as integrated automation and software-guided single tool setup. The machine comes “Closed Loop ready”: interfacing directly with the Gleason GRSL Gear Roll Testing System with Laser Technology for fast, reliable, automatic data transfer and corrections.

Combi Honing and Super Finishing of Gears on the 260HMS

The former Faessler line of gear honing solutions is now part of Gleason, including the 260HMS Gear Honing Machine which is a universal solution for a wide array of gear hard finishing applications. The Combi HoningTM feature enables the honing of two synchronized gears in one setup – like stepped pinions in typical eDrive power transmissions or two gears on one shaft  – with or without a defined modification in lead and profile. Combi Honing can also be employed for the Super Finishing of gears combining the strength of different abrasives in one setup to achieve near-perfect surface qualities. With the 260HMS Gleason provides a highly economic, quality hard finishing system including tooling and fully integrated automation.

Gear Noise Detection and Analysis with 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Technology

The latest 300GMSL Gear Metrology System combines standard tactile probing methods 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 eDrive transmissions. The 300GMSL is “Closed Loop ready” to network to many of Gleason’s Hard Finishing Machines. 

100% In-Process Gear Inspection with GRSL Double Flank Gear Roll Testing System with Laser Technology

The new GRSL Gear Roll Testing System with Laser Technology revolutionizes gear measuring and sets a new standard for throughput where high speed, high volume testing is required. This compact gear inspection unit provides both double flank roll testing as well as analytical index and involute measurement on all teeth as an in-process inspection in a matter of seconds. The GRSL can be employed either as stand-alone or fully integrated, automated solution. Real time analytics and process trend analysis are clearly visible over the production run, allowing for automatic Closed Loop corrections on Gleason process equipment. Users can also sort by defect so gears for rework or scrap are tracked by characteristic.

New Workholding Solutions 

Gleason presents two new workholding products: The new generation of expanding and contracting Hydraulic Production Arbors offers a host of benefits for many bore and shank clamping applications for cylindrical gears of all types and many bevel gears. New Modular Standard Workholding puts the performance benefits of Gleason’s latest quick-change workholding solutions into a system of standard, interchangeable modules. Available for cylindrical gear bores ranging from 18 to 100 mm in diameter, and easily applied to all types of Gleason and other gear equipment producers’ machines.  

Gleason Diamond Dressing Tools for Improved Performance

Gleason diamond dressing tools improve performance on machines of various manufacturers. These diamond-plated tools can be re-plated multiple times to extend tool life and maintain the highest precision. With 30+ years of experience in diamond plating technology Gleason can address every gear related dressing solution in the market including solutions for polished surfaces or asymmetrical gears. Tools can be equipped with RFID, barcode or QR technology to integrate in 4.0 tool management environments.

Innovative Service Offerings

Gleason will present a host of new service offerings including: The Gleason SPN Program (Safety-Productivity-Networking) is a simple and economic field service alternative to a complete re-control of old Siemens 840D pl and many models of Gleason Metrology Inspection machines. With the SPN Upgrade, machine owners regain system safety with updated virus and hacker protection, secure spare parts availability, and extend the control’s functionalities beyond its former capabilities. Gleason Fingerprint diagnoses machine problems and potentially prevents downtime of installations. Gleason will showcase their capabilities via applications in the cloud and edge computer to serve varied customer requirements. Tool-to-Machine communication adds intelligence to tool management, reduces manual data input and minimizes input errors. It provides data and methods to track every aspect of tool information from supplier to machine, to crib, to sharpening, to end of tool life. The new Gleason Academy platform is continuously growing in content including theoretical training classes and operator training in tutorial style. Our trainers will show you how easy it is to get educated without travel, related expenses and the loss of time. 

Gleason offers its customers “Total Gear Solutions”. Gleason is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery, related equipment, automation solutions, plastic gears and design software for gears and power transmission systems. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, India, China and Japan, and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region. More information about Gleason Corporation is available at www.gleason.com.

Gleason, Genesis, GMS and GEMS are registered trademarks of The Gleason Works, Rochester, NY (USA). Combi Honing and Fässler are registered trademarks of Gleason Switzerland AG. KISSsoft and KISSdesign are registered trademarks of KISSsoft AG, Switzerland. All rights reserved.

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Gleason Works India Celebrates 25 Years

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A family member of the Gleason Corporation, Gleason Works India, turns 25 on November 6th, 2021. 

Gleason Works India commemorates its 25th year of operations on November 6th, 2021. To recognize this important milestone, Gleason Works India will hold a celebration for current and former employees on November 8th, 2021. Long-time employees who have been with Gleason Works India for more than 20 years will be honored for their service to the company during this special event.

Gleason Works India Pvt. Ltd. was founded on April 01, 1996, as a wholly-owned subsidiary to provide sales, service and local manufacturing capabilities within the Indian market.  The start of operations was dedicated formally on November 06, 1996 by the former President of Gleason Corporation, Mr. James S. Gleason. Over the years, Gleason Work India’s product program has been extended to include a wide array of bevel and cylindrical gear tooling products, gear machine production, as well as machine remanufacturing activities. 

A significant milestone was achieved in 2017 with the completion and inauguration of a modern, 65,000 square foot factory, including activities for tool manufacturing, services and machine assembly. With its own solar panel roof installation, the plant produces more than 70% of its daily energy requirements, thus helping to achieve LEED certification in 2018. The new facility puts design, manufacturing and testing under one roof, giving Gleason India a self-sufficient operation to help meet domestic and global demand for Gleason products such as the 200SVP Gear Shaving Machine and customer-specific tooling solutions.  

Commenting on this milestone, John J. Perrotti, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gleason Corporation, said “Gleason Works India is today considered one of India’s most modern and productive sources for a wide array of gear manufacturing solutions. Congratulations to the Gleason Works India team for this great achievement and we look forward to further growth and success together.” 

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Celebrating 125 Years of Gear Technology in Munich

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April 3, 2021 marks the 125th Anniversary of Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH, and a proud legacy of innovation dating back to when mechanic and tinkerer Carl Hurth founded his first workshop on Munich’s Viktualienmarkt. Today, Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH is an important part of global leader Gleason Corporation, producing advanced workholding and precision tools for the world’s gear manufacturing industries.

Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH, Munich, Germany, celebrated its 125th Anniversary on April 3, 2021, a significant milestone in its rise from a small workshop on Munich’s Viktualienmarkt, to one of the world’s leading innovators in the production of high-precision workholding and tools for the global gear manufacturing industry. Products today include some of the most advanced and productive shaving cutters, chamfering and deburring tools, master gears and setting masters, honing and grinding tools, as well as diamond-plated dressing tools for a wide range of applications.

Most recently, the company’s plant facilities on Moosacher Strasse in Munich Milbertshofen have been completely renovated with state-of-the-art equipment and extremely efficient workflow and quality processes. In addition to the ultra-modern, digitized production, the newly designed office environment offers employees all the amenities and benefits of a creative and flexible working environment.

Company officials credit much of Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH’s continued success to its workforce of skilled and dedicated employees. The company continues to train its own apprentices to hand down critical skills and methodologies to the next generation of coworkers. Indeed, a large part of the company’s workforce today completed their apprenticeships at the Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH plant. The facility also serves as a training center for the global Gleason Academy with an extensive program of training, seminars and webinars.

Today, Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH is poised for significant future growth, and well positioned to meet fast-growing demand for innovative new drive concepts for electric vehicles, and other emerging products using increasingly complex, high quality gears.

Historical Background

In 1896, mechanic and tinkerer Carl Hurth founds his first workshop in a backyard at Frauenstraße 19 on Munich’s Viktualienmarkt. The development of his own gear hobbing machine in 1904 marks the beginning of his specialization in gear manufacturing. The business expands to such an extent that in 1911 the Carl Hurth Maschinen- und Zahnradfabrik is built at Holzstrasse 19 in the Glockenbach district of Munich.

In the 1920s, the son of the company founder, Hans Hurth, takes up the manufacture of motorcycle gearboxes. The company now employs 800 people. In 1935, cylindrical gear shaving is added to the manufacturing program. In the following decades more than 100,000 shaving cutters are produced and shipped globally.

From 1958 on, machine tool building activities continue in Moosacher Strasse in Munich Milbertshofen. Six years later the plunge shaving process is developed, which – to this day – is one of the most widely used processes for gear finishing. Supported by the rapid economic growth of the time, employment in Munich increases to over 3,000 people in 1969. In 1983, the two Munich plants in Moosacher Strasse are merged to bundle activities related to gear technology. Hurth achieves world fame with transmissions for tractors, marine applications and rail traffic, including those for Munich’s subway and commuter trains. With the introduction of “Power Honing” in 1993, Hurth again heralds a trend-setting development in hard finishing of cylindrical gears.

In 1995, the Machines and Tools division is acquired by Gleason Corporation. Gleason leverages the long-standing relationships of both companies to drive the group’s expansion in the global marketplace. The company now operates as Gleason-Hurth Machinery and Tools. Within the Gleason group, the Munich site becomes the competence center for fine finishing of cylindrical gears. The product range of gear manufacturing machines includes chamfering, shaving, honing and threaded wheel grinding machines as well as corresponding automation, workholding and tools. With the reorganization of Gleason’s European Competence Centers in 2015, machine building is relocated to the Gleason-Pfauter facility in Ludwigsburg. The Munich site now concentrates on workholding systems and gear manufacturing tools and operates as Gleason-Hurth Tooling GmbH.

While the company will celebrate its 125th anniversary on April 3, 2021, the planned open house and company celebration will be postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic. Check Gleason’s social media channels and website for more information on the planned events.

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Starting May 04 Gleason brings the show to you: emotions virtual show

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With tradeshows and in-person visits at a minimum, access to new technologies can be limited.  Until the world returns to business as usual, Gleason offers a solution: the “emotions” virtual show, an up-close, virtual experience that puts the latest technologies at the global gear industry’s fingertips.

Gleason Corporation is launching its first-ever virtual event, called “emotions” on May 4th to showcase the latest gear technology innovations for cylindrical and bevel gear design and manufacture. From May 4th through May 12th, Gleason will give visitors access to four showrooms featuring demonstrations of gear design, manufacturing, inspection and tooling solutions, including Closed Loop manufacturing, in-process inspection and detailed gear noise analysis. Exhibits will address solutions for the next generation of e-drive and power transmission products.

Each showroom will open with a special event topic, presented by industry experts:

May 04: Gear and Transmission Design

Product Liability and Developments in International Standards
Dr. Ulrich Kissling, KISSsoft AG, a Gleason Company

May 05: e-Drive Gears

Challenges and Solutions in Gear Design, Manufacturing and Measurement
Dr. Antoine Türich, Gleason Corporation

May 06: Industrial Gears

Race to CO2 Neutrality / Gear Manufacturing for Eco-Performance
Dr. Tim Gudszend, Gleason-Pfauter Maschinenfabrik GmbH

May 07, 2021: Bevel Gears

Diff² Double Differential for e-Drives
Prof. Dr. Hermann J. Stadtfeld, The Gleason Works

After each opening event participants can browse through the respective show rooms to experience the featured technologies, with or without a guided tour. Gleason’s technology experts and product managers are going to be available through the duration of the virtual event to answer any question.

To register for “emotions”, participate in the opening events, and get the first glimpse at what’s next in gear technology, visit: Welcome to emotions

 

Registration link extended:

https://www.gleason.com/en/facts-and-news/events/856/emotions-virtual-show

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