Gleason’s 1500GMS analytical gear inspection system is said to enable faster inspection speeds and is capable of a range of inspection tasks for gears ranging to 1,500 mm in diameter. The updated inspection system now includes surface finish measurement as part of the gear inspection process, avoiding the need to take the procedure offline to dedicated equipment. The system is capable of inspecting multiple traces on gear teeth using a motorized rotary probe system adapted to the existing SP80H scanning head. A range of surface finish inspection parameters can be specified, with programming for the operation incorporated into the system’s GAMA applications software. Barkhausen noise testing can detect grind burn during the course of normal gear inspection, and Stresstech Rollscan 300 Analyzer technology is integrated into the platform to save the time and setups.
The system also supports non-gear metrology through the Gleason-Capps prismatic measurement software platform, making it well-suited for inspecting both gears and other rotationally symmetrical workpieces requiring high accuracy. The system is suitable for inspecting features such as bolt-hole patterns, tapered bores, diameters and lengths. The option is available in three levels ranging from self-taught routines to full CAD-based programming from 3D models.