Gleason Introduces New Bevel Gear Lapping Technology
April 30, 2015
Gleason Corporation recently announced SmartLAP, a technology for lapping bevel gear sets, with increased productivity, control and data collection.
Available on the Gleason 600HTL Turbo Lapper Hypoid Lapping Machine (both new and as a field retrofit), the SmartLAP system combines a unique, yet simple gear spindle design with real-time motion-error measurement. It brings dynamic lapping forces under active servo control. The instantaneous tooth-to-tooth forces are no longer just a function of incoming part quality and passive physics but are instead actively modified by this smart mechatronic system to consistently improve DIN/AGMA part quality.
These enhanced dynamics also enable higher productivity without compromising quality. Pinion speeds and gear torques can now be increased by 30% or more without introducing the spacing errors that previously prevented faster cycles. The system also compensates for workholding run-out errors, making production less sensitive to tooling conditions. In addition, the tester-like data that is collected is displayed during the lapping process, giving users real-time insight into the process.
For more information:
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P.O. Box 22970
Rochester, NY 14692-2970 USA
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Gleason Corporation's mission is to provide Total Gear Solutions 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, energy, 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, and Suzhou, China and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region. ...Read more Or visit www.gleason.com