Winter 2001 • Volume 7, Number 1
In it’s quest for continuous cost and quality improvement, Gear Motions recently approved the addition of the new Höfler Helix 700 CNC Gear Grinding Machine at Oliver Gear.
This extremely flexible machine allows any involute, lead, root and/or, fillet modification to be easily programmed and dressed by the integral CNC universal dresser.
Most significantly, an integrated, on-board measuring system for inspection of involute, lead, and pitch will shorten setup, development, and process checking time dramatically. This feature will be used for pre-grind evaluation during setup and development for error correction prior to the full grinding cycle; and, on large diameter or heavy parts, as a final inspection tool.
VP Mike Barron expects competitive cycle times, high flexibility for short runs, quick setup, on-board dressing, and an integrated on-board inspection system, to combine for extremely competitive, and quick turn-around jobs. “This gear grinding machine is a natural fit for Oliver’s low to moderate volume operation, and adds a great deal to overall quality of the ground gear product.”