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Polygon and Face-Slot Machining, Gear-Tooth Pointing, and More

May 21, 2020
Complex, high-precision machines from Profilator promote flexible manufacturing, short cycle times, and reduced investment and operating costs.

GMTA, the North American distributor for Profilator, is offering new machines using the process modules it already supplies. Profilator is suitable for customers who require complex machining processes to be carried out effectively, efficiently and with high precision.

Today, an operator working on a modern machine expects a flexible manufacturing process, short cycle times, and reduced investment and running costs. For such requirements, Profilator offers polygon and face-slot machining, gear-tooth pointing, chamfering and deburring, gear and spline cutting, shifter stop machining and Scudding®.

The polygon turning unit is used for castle teeth machining on automotive gearbox parts. The rotating cutterhead is synchronized with the workplace spindle and a front face coupling is produced with the carbide insert arrangement and the transmission ratio. With additional inserts on the same cutter head, the part can be deburred.

In gear tooth pointing, the pointing tower can be used in both rotative and indexing modes. Settings and corrections are made through the new Ergo Control SIMPS® (Profilator Simplified Integrated Machine Programming System.)

For chamfering and deburring of splines, gear wheels and shafts, Profilator uses the ZEM series gear-deburring machines. This vertical, single-spindle gear deburring machine offers advantages over conventional deburring machines. Gear cutting is used both for the Profilator rotative gear cutting with inserts and for hobbing.

By applying Schlagzahn tools and carbide inserts, customers achieve the most economical manufacture of splines, gears, involute gears, and front face gears. The shifter stop is synchronized so that the tool machines each tool flank.

Lastly, Scudding® can be used for a wide range of symmetrical gear applications as well as non-symmetrical gear or profile applications, such as belt pulleys and synchronize gears. The same machine can be used for internal and external Scudding® applications.

Profilator developed the S-type machine. This is a compact and modularly designed, vertical single spindle pick-up gear cutting machine. Machines in the S Series are better than broaching and most applications feature a dry machining process. All machine components are designed for especially high static stiffness and optimal dynamic behavior.

The machine’s twin-spindle arrangement speeds up the process considerably. A control panel and a media container are installed on the rear of the machine bed. The workplace flow direction is variable.

S-type machines are available in three sizes: Profilator S-150 (for part diameters up to 150 mm) Profilator S-250 (part diameters up to 250 mm), and Profilator S-500 (part diameters up 500 mm.)

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