Laser Scanning Revolutionizes Gear Inspection – See it at Control in Stuttgart

Feb 7, 2018

Gleason’s 300GMSL Inspection System offers all key measurement methods on a single platform: tactile probing, surface finish measurement, Barkhausen Noise Analysis to detect grind burn – and now also laser scanning.


Gleason Corporation presents the 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Gear Inspection System at the Control Show in Stuttgart/Germany April 24 - 27, 2018.


The versatile platform of Gleason’s 300GMSL Inspection System provides the classic tactile probing methods for inspecting conventional gear data on spur and helical cylindrical gears as well as straight, spiral and hypoid bevel gears with a diameter of up to 300 mm. In addition, the new inspection system allows non-contact laser sensor scanning of tooth flanks to support gear development. Complete topography data can be recorded far more rapidly than with conventional tactile probing, with comparable results.


The integration of laser scanning and associated 3D graphics with CAD interface considerably expand both the functionality and the range of applications for this machine platform. The new option makes the 300GMSL the ideal solution for research and development applications, for both prototype and production parts or when reverse engineering is required. The 300GMSL Inspection System is also an ideal fit for rapid measurement of topography in regular production operation and satisfies the increasingly stringent requirements on gear inspection. Compliant, soft materials (such as plastic gears, for example) can be inspected without sustaining damage.


Further options such as surface finish measurement or Barkhausen noise analysis to inspect grind burn reduce operating costs, annual maintenance and certification costs and space requirements by offering multiple technologies on a single machine platform.


Another highlight is the Closed-Loop Function, available for many years in bevel gear production and developed by Gleason for cylindrical gears in 2015 for direct transmission of measured data to the production machine, is part of the standard repertoire of the GMS series of machines from Gleason metrology Systems.


The inspection systems presented will be accompanied by high-precision LeCount expanding mandrels for metrology applications to boost measuring efficiency to the next level.


The Gleason Gear Metrology Team is looking forward to meeting you at the Control show in Stuttgart, hall 3, booth 3408. You can register for a meeting at



Gleason offers its customers “Total Gear Solutions”. Gleason is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery, related equipment, automation solutions, plastic gears and design software for gears and power transmission systems. 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