Gleason has introduced a new series of Opti-Form® honing wheels that reduce the time typically required to perform the initial dressing time by as much as 50%, while at the same time improving both the tool life of the honing wheel and the master gear used for dressing. Here's how you benefit:
- Reduce by up to 50%, the initial dressing process generally required to finish form a honing wheel with the required gear tooth characteristics. Opti-Form Wheels arrive with critical features like profile, lead crowning and low runout already produced in advance using an exclusive process developed by Gleason-HURTH.
- Opti-Form wheels require only a minimal amount of dressing and stock removal before they're ready to go into production. They're faster to condition and inherently more accurate, and with an increase in useable diameter and corresponding tool life.
- Opti-Form Honing Wheels are versatile too, with outside diameters that range from 270 mm to 400 mm, widths up 60 mm, modules from 0.8 to 5 mm, and with a variety of materials to choose from to meet a wide range of applications. OptiForm Honing Wheels can be used on most modern gear honing machines."