Gleason Corporation unveils new cylindrical and bevel gear production capabilities at IPTEX 2012
December 8, 2011
Gleason Corporation will introduce a host of advanced new capabilities, technologies and localized customer support services at IPTEX 2012, February 9 – 12, 2012, Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai India, for the complete production and inspection of all types of cylindrical and bevel gears. Among the most significant of these will be:
•Genesis® production capabilities. Gleason Works (India) in Bangalore now gives Gleason’s customers in India faster, more efficient access to the world’s most advanced cylindrical gear production technology with local production of Gleason’s globally popular Genesis® Hobbing machines.
•OPTI-GRIND™, delivering up to a 40% increase in productivity. Significant productivity benefits are possible on new Gleason Profile Grinding Machines utilizing the OPTI-GRIND process. This breakthrough technology uses multiple grinding wheels (for roughing and finishing), achieving significantly reduced production times. In addition to the productivity gains inherent in the use of OPTI-GRIND, users also benefit from improved part quality as a consequence of optimized contact conditions between the grinding wheel and the workpiece flank and improved surface finish.
•The industry’s most complete line of gear-cutting tools and workholding solutions. Gleason is the industry’s leading supplier of virtually every cutting tool type for the production of cylindrical and bevel gears of all types and sizes. For the production of large cylindrical gears, Gleason offers the OPTI-CUT® family, which provides users with all the performance benefits of the latest replaceable, indexable, carbide insert technology. OPTI-CUT can reduce cost-per-part by as much as 50% as compared to conventional high speed steel cutters. The family is versatile too, including gear gashing, hobbing and shaping products in a variety of cutter body sizes, insert types and geometries to meet a wide range of roughing and finishing, and internal and external gear production requirements. Gleason offers coarse pitch hobs for large cylindrical gears, with the shortest lead times in the industry.
•Advanced workholding solutions. In addition, Gleason designs and produces a complete series of quick-change, tool-less workholding equipment for both cylindrical gear and bevel gear, and non-gear production machines. These systems range from Gleason X-Pandisk® systems which automatically align workpieces weighing up to 2,000 kg to reduce changeover time by up to 70%, to Quik-Flex® and a large variety of quick-change workholding solutions that significantly reduce change-over times for the production of both bevel and cylindrical gears.
•Localized Service and Support. With operations in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Coimbatore, Pune, and Chennai, Gleason Works (India) enables its customers anywhere in India to take full advantage of a complete array of service and support capabilities, including:
- Support – Highly trained service professionals in five convenient locations.
- Service Parts – Rapid deployment from localized stocks.
- Training – A comprehensive array of training programs available to support customer requirements at every level.
- Service Programs – Available in a variety of customized levels.
- Application Development – Solutions to optimize processes.
- Equipment Upgrades – Comprehensive solutions to lower total cost of ownership.
- Cutting Tool Manufacture and Refurbishment – Manufacture of Gleason spiral and straight (Coniflex®) bevel gear cutter system blades; complete coating and sharpening services for bevel and cylindrical gear cutting tools.
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.
More information about Gleason Corporation is available at http://www.gleason.com
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