Gleason Works (India) decided to participate in IMTEX 2017 knowing well that this would be one of the largest exhibitions this time. The company displayed its entire range of existing products at its stall.
Aggarwal said that the company is opening a new plant and offered an indication through a banner it had put up at the stall. The new plant will have a larger area and Gleason is planning to install new machines. It will manufacture bevel cutting tools, assemble machines, remanufacture some of the machines that Gleason makes, and workholding tools.
Gleason offers specialised gear cutting machine. “More manufacturers and machine shop customers are approaching us with inquiries. We are looking forward to some brisk sales what with the mining sector becoming more active,” says Aggarwal.
Straight bevel gears are an increasingly popular choice for certain applications. Prior to the introduction by Gleason of a 6-axis machining process for straight bevel gears in 2006, there was no modern machinery or process to cut or grind straight bevel gears. The new CONIFLEX Plus system raises the bar by allowing the use of coated carbide cutting tools in a high-speed dry cutting environment. This new process is up to three times faster than its predecessor, avoids the use of cutting fluids, and consumes only 25% of the energy of traditional straight bevel gear cutting.
The geometry of existing straight bevel gear designs will be exactly duplicated using the new CONIFLEX Plus cutter system. The new system provides additional freedoms for strength and noise optimisations due to the free design of profile curvature, dish angle edge radius and blade point.