Gleason and Manutec form Strategic Cooperation

Jan 31, 2012

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Gleason Corporation (Rochester, New York) and Manutec VaWe Robotersystem GmbH (Fürth, Germany) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to serve the global gear manufacturing technology markets.   Effective immediately, Gleason and Manutec will cooperate in the development and sale of robots for chamfering and deburring of large-module gears. 

The base model robot, the R500CHD, has a work table load capacity of 500kg, with larger loads to 6 tons table available upon request.  Maximum gear diameter is limited only by the robot mounting and distance from the work table.  Gleason-Manutec robots offer short cycle times, exceptional path accuracy, and simple, automated operation without complex programming requirements. 

Karl-Josef Schäferling, Director of Product Management for Chamfering and Deburring Solutions for Gleason said “the Gleason-Manutec robot provides the customer with a flexible, accurate and efficient solution for complex gear chamfering and deburring operations.   It is the perfect complement to Gleason’s line of gear cutting machines”.  

These products and solutions will be sold through Gleason’s worldwide sales channels with technical support provided by both Gleason and Manutec.

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.

Manutec VaWe Robotersystem GmbH specializes in the application of precision robotics to chamfering and deburring, but also to a variety of other processes including welding, bonding, engraving, wood working, and other challenging automation tasks.  Manutec has operations located in Fürth, Germany.

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