Gleason to showcase gear inspection at Control 2019

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Gleason Corporation will present its 300GMSL multi-sensor gear inspection system and GRSL gear rolling system with integrated laser scanning at the Control 2019 exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany on 7-10 May.

The Gleason 300GMSL provides tactile probing methods for inspecting conventional gear characteristics on spur and helical cylindrical gears, as well as straight, spiral and hypoid bevel gears with a diameter of up to 300 mm. In addition, the system allows non-contact laser sensor scanning of tooth flanks to support gear development. Complete topography data can be recorded far more rapidly than with conventional tactile probing, with comparable results – depending on the tooth flank surface.

Opting for the integration of laser scanning and associated 3D graphics with CAD interface, considerably expands both the functionality and range of applications for this machine platform. Further options include surface finish measurement or Barkhausen noise analysis to inspect grinding burn.

The 300GMSL inspection system is also suitable for rapid measurement of topography in regular production operation, and satisfies the increasingly stringent requirements on gear inspection. Compliant, soft materials (such as plastic gears, for example) can be inspected without sustaining damage. Multiple technologies combined in a single machine platform reduce operating costs, annual maintenance, certification costs and space requirements.

Gleason’s GRSL gear rolling system with laser scanning capability allows in-process gear inspection and is said to set a new standard for throughput where high-speed, high-volume testing is required. The system provides both double-flank roll testing as well as analytical index and involute measurement on all teeth in a matter of seconds. This new technology is available in manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic configuration depending on the needs of the customer.

Index and involute measurements are analysed using Gleason GAMA automated gear measurement and analysis software, which allows operators to see common charting between a GMS analytical inspection machine and the GRSL system. With GAMA, over 50 analysis packages are available for customers, with all major industry standards, such as AGMA, DIN and ISO, along with customer-specific analysis requirements, developed specifically for the GAMA platform.

This patent-pending design allows the measurement of external cylindrical gears up to 250 mm in diameter, in a range from 0.4 to 7.2 module. The double-monitor option provides a simple view of ongoing trends in the high-speed inspection environment, where one monitor can display results of several hundred parts inspected over time, while the other can show real-time results of the gear being inspected.

All GMSL and GRSL systems are able to export data using Gleason’s closed-loop capability function.

Closed loop enables a metrology system to send results directly to a Gleason power skiving, grinding or honing machine, for auto-correction at the machine tool without the need for human intervention.

The inspection systems presented at Control 2019 will be accompanied by high-precision LeCount expanding mandrels, which are designed specifically for metrology applications. Gleason will also showcase its range of master gears for inspection and checking applications.

Gleason will be located in hall 3 at booth 3404. Visitors can register for a meeting at by clicking here.