October 01, 2010

Complete inspection of gears as large as 350mm in diameter now can be performed up to 40 percent faster (gear design dependant) with the introduction of the Gleason 350GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, one of a new generation of analytical inspection systems from Gleason Metrology Systems Corporation. Among the many new design features now available on the 350GMS is the powerful GAMA 2.0 Windows "object oriented" applications software suite, which offers users not only significantly faster cycle times, but also a highly desirable menu-driven human/machine interface that greatly simplifies day-to-day operation.

GAMA operating software for the first time puts a host of features right at the fingertips of the operator in a simple, highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). The time it takes to create new part inspection programs and conduct a complete analytical inspection of even the most complex bevel and cylindrical gears is greatly reduced.

In addition, GAMA is a true Windows based application, making it fully compatible with the latest LAN and WAN networks, so users can easily interface inspection results with their gear design and production resources for corrective actions downstream. The 350GMS is also equipped with the Renishaw SP80H 3-D scanning probe, available with various stylus sizes, configurations and extension lengths. The Renishaw probe provides a high speed, high accuracy measurement capability vastly superior to 2-D probe systems used by other gear inspection machines.

Among its most important features are:

Industry-leading probe travel: +/-2.5mm in the Y and Z direction, +/-1.5mm travel in the X axis.

20nm resolution, fully digital 3-D scanning head. Kinematic probe mount system, integral to a probe crash protection system.

Automatic Probe Change (APC) systems for all models.

With solid granite base, Meehanite cast-iron slide assemblies, linear drive motors and large-diameter heavy duty rotary table, the 350GMS is also designed and built to deliver exceptional accuracy and reliability. The 350GMS has a new operator control panel and remote control with new features and enhanced functionality to improve your day to day operation.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 2-D


    Way of displaying real-world objects on a flat surface, showing only height and width. This system uses only the X and Y axes.

  • 3-D


    Way of displaying real-world objects in a natural way by showing depth, height and width. This system uses the X, Y and Z axes.

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.