Gleason introduces the 1000GMS Analytical Gear Tester to Improve Cycle Time and Simplify, Large Gear Inspection

October 5, 2010

Rochester, New York, October 5, 2010—Complete inspection of gears as large as 1 meter in diameter now can be performed up to 25% faster with the introduction of the Gleason 1000GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, the first in a new generation of systems from Gleason Metrology Systems Corporation (formerly Gleason-M&M Precision Systems Corporation).

 Among the many new design features now available on the new 1000GMS is the powerful GAMA™ 2.0 (Gleason Automated Measurement and Analysis), Windows® “object oriented” applications software suite, which offers users not only significantly faster cycle times, but also a highly desirable menu-driven human/machine interface that greatly simplifies day-to-day operation.

 GAMA operating software for the first time puts a host of features right at the fingertips of the operator in a simple, highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI).  The time it takes to create new part inspection programs and conduct a complete analytical inspection of even the most complex bevel and cylindrical gears is greatly reduced. 

 In addition, GAMA is a true Windows® NET application, making it fully compatible with the latest LAN and WAN networks, so users can easily interface inspection results with their gear design and production resources for corrective actions downstream.

 The 1000GMS is also equipped with the Renishaw SP80H 3-D scanning probe, available with various stylus sizes, configurations and extension lengths.  The digital Renishaw probe provides a high speed, high accuracy measurement capability vastly superior to 3D analog, 1-D & 2-D probe used by other systems.  Among the 1000GMS’ most important features are:


  •  Industry-leading probe travel:  +/- 2.5 mm in the Y and Z direction, +/- 1.5 mm travel in the X axis.
  •  A 20nm resolution, fully digital 3-D scanning head. 
  • A kinematic probe mount system, integral to a probe crash protection system.
  •  GAMA 2.0 suite of gear and cutting tool software with improved cycle times
  •  Automatic Probe Change (APC) systems for all models.


With a solid granite base,  Meehanite® cast-iron slide assemblies, linear drive motors and large-diameter heavy duty rotary table, the 1000GMS is also designed and built to deliver exceptional accuracy and reliability for inspection of large and particularly heavy workpieces up to 2200 kgs.

 Gleason Metrology Systems has approximately 1,000 installed analytical gear inspection machines with products available up to three meters in part diameter.

 Gleason Metrology Systems also offers customers throughout the world’s gear production industries a host of other products including functional gages, software, automation, calibration and other services, and an A2LA accredited Gear lab.

 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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