Gleason-Pfauter Maschinenfabrik GmbH held a grand opening ceremony for its facility in Studen, Switzerland. Many important customers from across the world attended the event which also included product and technology demonstrations.
The Gleason-Pfauter Studen organization has approximately 120 employees and focuses on the design and manufacturing of gear hobbing, gear power skiving and gear profile grinding machines all of which are typically equipped with automation solutions. Its products are shipped globally to a variety of industries including automotive, power tools and aerospace, to name a few.
The Gleason-Pfauter operation located in Studen has grown rapidly in recent years necessitating a move to a larger building to accommodate its expanding volume of business. The new advanced manufacturing facility extends the company’s office space by 30% and machine assembly capacity by almost 60% compared to the previous premises. The assembly area has been optimized for effective material flow and the building was designed with energy efficiency and maintaining a low carbon footprint as high priorities.
Rudolf Moser, General Manager of Gleason-Pfauter Studen, said “New technologies, including power skiving, are driving great interest and business opportunities from our customer base. Our success is a credit to our employees. Through their efforts our business continues to grow each year. Our new factory will create an even better environment to further develop new products and technologies and continue producing highest quality machines.”
Related Glossary Terms
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.