SynchroFine 205 HS Honing machine Optimizes Gear Finishing

Originally titled 'Gear Honing machine Optimizes Gear Finishing'

German Machine Tools of America’s Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool and the workpiece, enabling precise, rigid synchronization.

German Machine Tools of America’s Präwema SynchroFine 205 HS gear honing machine features direct-driven, digitally controlled spindles for the tool and the workpiece, enabling rigid synchronization. The honing gear finishing process produces comparable results to spur and helical gears, as well as shafts, the company says.

The machine’s software checks the stock allowance and workpiece runout and then optimizes the X-axis approach distance. According to the company, measuring the workpiece does not affect the cycle time and the process can reduce cycle times by 3 to 5 seconds.

The machine features a pick-up design to enable automation. The workpieces and dressing tools are loaded and unloaded by the workpiece spindle. The large X-axis travel enables placement of additional stations adjacent to the loading/unloading station inside the machine, such as a two-flank roll-checking device, the company says. External robots and conveyor systems can also be integrated.  

The honing machine is constructed on a natural granite bed and the X and Z axes are equipped with linear motor drives. The cutting tool is clamped with a hydraulically operated system and the tool spindle can be swiveled into a vertical position.