NIKKAN KOGYO NEWS PAPER Dec. 28/90
CNC Retro-fit on Gleason Hypoid Generators
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"Yamamoto Engineering Co.,LTD and Ataka Machinery Co.,LTD"

Yamamoto Engineering Co.,LTDiKomaki city,Aichi prefecturejand Ataka Machinery Co.,LTD(Tokyo) succeeded the CNC Retro-fit on Gleason Hypoid Generators.
Touch censer is provided for the positioning of the tooth againt cutter which used be made by manual operation. It is a big step toward completely automatic production system.

"Automatic Stock Dividing"

Yamamoto Engineering Co.,LTD is a retro-fitting company for mainly imported machinery. Ataka Machinery Co.,LTD is a trading and engineering company for Gleason machinery. Gleason Hypoid Generators manufacture a spiral bevel gear and Hypoid gears which utilized in automobile axles.

In Japan, more than 3000 Gleason Hypoid Generators are installed at automobile companies.
In order to make full automatic production line, both companies decided to use computerized CNC with automatic stock dividing unit which has touch censer in it. It could reduce the set up time due to no-change gears.

Cycle time is shortened by speed-up of return roll and user friendly software makes easy operation. Machines are fully adaptable for automatic loading system.