- Force 10
- Wind Power Grows Stronger
- Partnership Pays Off AT P&H Mining Equipment
- Better Inspection for Windpower Gears
Global power consumption is accelerating, and the search is on for new and environmentally-friendly alternative sources of energy, whether harvesting the wind off the coast of the U.K., or mining and processing billions of barrels of oil from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada. That’s why, today, thousands of new wind turbines are springing up almost overnight around the world, and giant new earth-moving machines are exploring for oil, minerals and materials in some of the most remote corners of the earth.
No wonder more large gear manufacturers are relying on Total Gear Solutions from Gleason to help meet their production challenges. In fact, more than 50% of the gears that power the world’s wind turbines now in operation were produced with Gleason technology. Today, highly productive new Gleason gear cutting and fine finishing technologies hold the key to producing cylindrical gears as large as 6 meters in diameter, at speeds and quality standards unimaginable just a few years ago.
You can use the OPTI-CUT® family of roughing and finishing hobs with the latest replaceable, indexable carbide insert technology to cut both internal and external gears at significantly higher feeds and speeds. Or take advantage of the revolutionary new Gleason hard finish grinding process called OPTI-GRIND™ to reduce by 40% the time typically needed to profile grind one of your large gears. At the same time, achieve surface finishes better than 0.2 microns – or 2-3 times the level you’re used to getting with profile grinding alone. Then completely inspect your large gears in a fraction of the time on a Gleason GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System.
…And much more. Your search for solutions to today’s toughest power generation challenges starts here.