Gleason adds 260H and 400H gear hobbing machines to its Genesis® series

30º nov. 2011

Gleason’s popular Genesis® series now includes 260H and 400H Vertical Gear Hobbing Machines for the production of spur and helical gears  up to 260 mm in diameter, and 400 mm in diameter, respectively, and up to 700mm of axial travel to accommodate extra-long shafts.

The new Genesis gear hobbing machines are particularly well-suited for the demands of today’s dry machining environment, featuring an exceptionally clean and uncluttered work chamber and a single-piece mineral cast polymer composite base/frame with superior damping and thermal stability.  

They are also among the most compact machines in their class, with a slim-profile design that makes it easier to both install the machines and integrate all styles of automation for cell/system application, as well as making it faster and more efficient for operators to manually load/unload parts and tooling. 

Additionally, users can choose from two direct drive modular workspindle options, two different high-performance hob heads, multiple tool interfaces, quick-change workholding,  and  integrated rotary chamfering and deburring to greatly improve the productivity of the widest range of gear hobbing applications, whether small batch or automated high volume production.

Like all the Genesis machines, the new 260H and 400H are designed to  simplify and make more efficient every operation and maintenance task. They are equipped with the SIEMENS 840D CNC control running the latest Gleason Windows® based software, making them exceptionally user-friendly.  All major service components are consolidated in Easy Access Modules to speed and simplify maintenance.

Finally, both machine models are designed to help customers meet the need for greater sustainability with a host of features that greatly reduce energy consumption.

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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