Genesis 160HCD New Hobbing Machine with integrated Chamfer Hobbing

Oct 19, 2018

The new Genesis® 160HCD Hobbing Machine for cylindrical gears integrates a newly developed process for chamfer cutting. Chamfer Hobbing ensures precise chamfers according to customer specification – with minimum tool cost.


The new Gear Hobbing Machine with Integrated Chamfer Hobbing is based on the extremely successful Genesis Machine Series with hundreds of installed machines globally. With the new Genesis 160HCD Gleason integrates a newly developed chamfer cutting process which is executed in parallel to gear hobbing. Chamfer Hobbing provides very short cycle times and minimum tool cost per workpiece. This new chamfering process ensures burr-free gear faces without the requirement of additional, subsequent deburring steps. Likewise, no measurable burrs are created on tooth flanks. The workpiece is ideally prepared for the subsequent hard finishing process.


Chamfer Hobbing is a very efficient process due to the ability to shift the chamfer hobs for maximum tool life. Compared to special deburring tools, chamfer hobs can be easily reconditioned, keeping tool cost under control and cost-per-piece at a minimum.


Ideally suited for the highly economical manufacture of cylindrical gears up to a module of 4 mm and an outside diameter of 160 mm, the 160HCD can be optionally extended to a workpiece diameter of 210 mm. Its updated part loading concept with a fast gantry system minimizes part handling and setup times thanks to its complete integration into the machine’s control software.


The new 160HCD is the latest addition to the Genesis Series of Hobbing Machines offering another method to chamfered gears precisly and economically: Whether as a dedicated hobbing machine, or integrated with different chamfering solutions available through Gleason – a Genesis Gear Hobbing Machine can satisfy a wide range of customer requirements.


Gleason is a global leader in gear technology solutions. Our mission of Total Gear Solutions ranges from the development and sale of gear design software to the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related accessories, metrology equipment and automation solutions. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, India, China and Japan, 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


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For further information please contact:

Christian Albrecht, Director Global Marketing,

Gleason Corporation, 1000 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607