Gleason gets smaller with gear metrology system


Based on the success of the 300GMS nano platform, Gleason recently expanded its nano series with the introduction of the 175GMS nano gear metrology system.

The system is designed for the complete inspection of types of gears as large as 175 mm in diameter and shaft-type gears up to 480 mm in length, maximum measurable tooth width of 340 mm, with a module range of 0.4 (optionally 0.15) to 6.35 mm.

With this update, the measuring range of the 175GMS nano in the lower module range as well as in the capacity for shaft length and tooth width has been extended. Furthermore, the 175GMS nano delivers the nano capabilities first offered with the 300GMS nano. The integrated probe changer automatically deploys a skidless probe to check the surface quality of gear teeth in the profile and lead at sub-micrometer precision.

The skidless probe is available with automatic angle setting to adapt to different helix angles of gears. The 175GMS nano Gear Metrology System is equipped with a high-precision SP25 3D scanning probe head, a wide range of styli, and a mathematical analysis that supports roughness evaluations to DIN, ISO, ANSI and other standards.

The 175GMS nano communicates inspection results directly to Gleason production machines, enabling automatic correction of machine settings. From power skiving to threaded wheel gear grinding, this synergy opens horizons for quality production. Inspection results such as topography measurements and order spectrum from Advanced Waviness Analysis software can be forwarded to KISSsoft® design software.

In KISSsoft, the designer can see differences between the original design and the actual produced gear and evaluate variables such as the contact pattern in the final application under various load conditions. Noise behavior can then be predicted even before testing on a single flank tester or end of a line tester at final installation. This “Smart Loop” technology advantage holds the key to elevating gear designs faster and more seamlessly to a higher level.

The 175GMS nano can be equipped with the Advanced Operator Pendant (AOP) enabling operators to record video and voice messages and to monitor environmental conditions. It may also be used to support remote maintenance via video, and can read bar and QR code information directly into the machine, for further use in inspection protocols or to select the appropriate inspection cycle.

The 175GMS nano can be experienced live at IMTS and AMB shows in September 2024.

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