Surface Finish Measurement Retrofit Package Now Available for Gleason Analytical Gear Inspection Systems

Nov 25, 2013

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, USA November 25, 2013— Gleason Corporation’s GMM and GMS® Series of Analytical Gear Inspection Systems currently in service can be easily updated with a new Gleason field retrofit package to give them an advanced surface finish measurement capability as part of their normal gear inspection processes.

Typically, the surface finish measurement inspection procedure is performed offline using dedicated equipment requiring time-consuming setups.  The new Gleason retrofit package instead saves precious time by enabling a GMM or GMS system to inspect multiple traces on any number of gear teeth using a motorized rotary probe system adapted to the existing SP80H 3D scanning head already in use by these Gleason systems.  A wide range of surface finish inspection parameters are possible on gears with a module size down to 1.5 M, including Ra, Rq, Rz and Rmax roughness as defined in DIN, ISO and ANSI. 

Programming for any surface finish measurement operation is incorporated right into the existing gear inspection part program and is particularly user-friendly in the GAMA™ suite operating software, results are available on-screen as well as in printed reports and can be output via standard CSV file transfer for further statistical analysis.

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.

Large Internal Gear Surface Finish Measurement