Gleason’s 100PS power skiving machine accommodates cylindrical external gears ranging to 100 mm in diameter and internal gears ranging to 150 mm in diameter. The machine is said to improve performance and quality, particularly in shaping, forming, pressing and broaching operations, and the skiving process has the potential to be used as a “green” finishing operation. The system can be operated both manually and automatically, and can be integrated into production lines with a variety of peripheral equipment for any production volume and lot size. Additional models in the PS-series can accommodate workpieces as large as 700 mm in diameter.
Gleason will also display its 300GMS analytical gear inspection system for inspecting automotive transmission gears and other smaller gears, gear cutting tools and non-gear parts; its line of gear cutting tools, including bevel gear cutting tools; and workholding solutions including the X-Pandisk and Quick-Flex systems and LeCount expanding mandrels.