Gleason Announces Complete Power Skiving Solutions

Nov 7, 2013

Rochester, New York November 7, 2013 - Gleason Corporation has announced their complete set of Power Skiving solutions, providing an economical process ideally suited for the production of internal gears, and for all gears with interfering contours and features.  By combining unique machine, cutting tool, and Power Skiving process expertise, Gleason offers users significant performance improvements, particularly in operations where shaping, forming, pressing and broaching are typically used.  As compared to shaping, for example, Gleason Power Skiving Solutions can deliver productivity rates as much as eight times higher.  

The Gleason Power Skiving process additionally delivers quality levels that are superior to other soft machining processes, with the potential to be used as a ‘green’ finishing operation.

Built on proven Gleason machine platforms with models available for work pieces as large as 700 mm in diameter, Gleason Power Skiving machines utilize extremely rigid guideways and specially designed spindles with oversized diameters and more rigid bearings.  Easily integrated into production lines, a large selection of peripheral equipment provides users with the ideal solution for any production volume and lot size. Watch a short video here to learn more.

Gleason provides the Total Solution, including the machines, cutting tools and the Power Skiving process, helping to deliver significantly better part quality and surface finishes than shaping. Profile modifications as well as a tooth tip chamfer can be built into the cutter while lead modifications are realized by additional movements of the machine axes. The cutting cycles can be modified for aggressive roughing and fine finishing maximizing both productivity and quality. Profile, lead and tooth thickness can be corrected according to the results shown on the inspection charts.

Comprehensive Power Skiving Technology Software enables users to easily simulate the entire cutting process and plan the most effective process strategy. Users can analyze the influence of different cutting tool geometries and process parameters. The Technology Software allows you to decide if a given part can be safely and economically power skived or whether it would be better shaped, making Power Skiving as simple and familiar as shaping.

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, wind power, 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, Suzhou, China and Niigata, Japan, and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Power Skiving an Internal Gear