Automated Spiral Bevel Gear Pattern Inspection
|Publication Date:||1 October 2001|
Manufacturing processes for precision spiral bevel gears are operator intensive, making them particularly costly in today's small lot production environment. This problem is compounded by production requirements for replacement parts that have not been produced for many years. The paper will introduce a new closed loop system capable of reducing development costs by 90% and bevel gear grinder setup time by 80%. In addition, a capability to produce non-standard designs without part data summaries is reviewed. Advancements will also be presented for accepting precision gears using an electronic digital master in lieu of a physical master.