Gleason Cutting Tools Announces Faster Deliveries on a Wide Range of Coarse Pitch Hobs

July 27, 2011

Rochester, NY, July 27, 2011—In response to unprecedented global demand for large cylindrical gears, Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation has invested in an advanced Coarse Pitch Hob Production Cell to reduce delivery time to as little as six weeks on a full range of  large roughing and finishing hobs.


The new Hob Cell, in combination with Lean Manufacturing methods, speeds production of coarse pitch hobs complete from barstock, even including on-site final inspection of all critical hob features.  The Hob Cell has also enabled Gleason to expand its product range to include hobs as large as 450 mm in diameter, 530 mm in length, and up to 40 module. 


This product offering includes Gleason’s popular E-Z Cut Hob, which features a unique flute design that adds extra cutting edges and delivers rough cutting feed rates up to 70% faster than conventional hobs.  


 In addition, the Hob Cell gives Gleason the ability to produce the industry’s most accurate finishing hobs, ground to AGMA Class AA classification and with any desired profile or special involute modification.


It’s just the latest addition to the industry’s most complete line of gear-cutting tools and workholding solutions, including virtually every cutting tool type for the production of cylindrical and bevel gears of all types and sizes.


Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider™ to its global customer base.  Gleason is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, windpower, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in Rochester, New York; Rockford, Illinois; Dayton, Ohio; Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany; Studen, Switzerland; Bangalore; India, and Suzhou, China and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.


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