Gear Manufacturing Technology at IMTEX 2017

Randy Stott, Managing Editor
January 19, 2017

IMTEX 2017 and the concurrent exhibition Tooltech will be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from January 26 through February 1, 2017. Sponsored by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association (IMTMA), this will be the 18th edition of IMTEX. Gear Technology India has contacted many of these exhibitors in advance of the show in order to find out what technologies and manufacturing solutions they will have on display. Keep reading to learn about the latest technology for gear manufacturers.

IMTEX 2017 and the concurrent exhibition Tooltech will be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from January 26 through February 1, 2017. Sponsored by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association (IMTMA), this will be the 18th edition of IMTEX.

The biennial show attracted approximately 89,000 visitors in 2015.

IMTEX will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors — manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and trade associations — from more than 20 countries. These will include a large number of both local and global suppliers to the gear manufacturing industry.

Gear Technology India has contacted many of these exhibitors in advance of the show in order to find out what technologies and manufacturing solutions they will have on display. Keep reading to learn about the latest technology for gear manufacturers.

For complete information about the show, including a full list of exhibitors, visit

Carborundum Universal (CUMI)

Hall 4, Stall # C125

CUMI — Innovations in Engineering Surfaces

Founded in 1954, Carborundum Universal Ltd. (CUMI) is a leading manufacturer of a full range of high-quality grinding solutions. It is part of one of India's most admired corporate houses, the Murugappa group.

The company pioneered the manufacture of coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, non-woven tools, metalworking fluids and power tools in India. Today the company's range includes over 20,000 different varieties of products manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities and maintains strategic alliances with global partners. CUMI has achieved a reputation for quality and innovation. CUMI is one of the few manufacturers in the world with fully integrated operations that include mining, fusion, hydro power stations, manufacturing, marketing and distribution.

This year CUMI is promoting its product at IMTEX -2017 under the theme "Innovations in Engineering Surfaces." Under this theme, a few selected niche products will be showcased, focusing on critical applications such as aerospace, gear grinding and crank grinding.

  • High-speed track grinding wheels up to 120 MPS
  • Highly porous, dual-spec wheels for gear grinding
  • Grinding wheels for the aerospace industry
  • Self-dressing finishing wheels for shock absorbers
  • Grooved wheels for crank grinding

CUMI is the only abrasive manufacturer offering the high-performance metal working fluid Cimcool, along with its concept of grinding system engineering. With this, the customer can optimize their grinding operation by achieving the desired productivity and surface finish requirements. The range includes water soluble, neat oils, cleaners and rust protection fluids.

At the exhibition, experts from Technical, Application, R&D and marketing teams will be present to assist and provide more insights about our products and their application.

CUMI Multirib Gear Grinding Wheel

CUMI Aerospace Industry Grinding Wheel

CUMI Grooved Wheel for Crankshafts

For more information:
Carborundum Universal Ltd.
Parry House
3rd Floor, 43 Moore Street
Chennai – 600 001
+91 (44) 3000-6161
Fax +91 (44) 3000-6149

DVS Technology Group

Hall 4, Stall # C117

The DVS Technology Group and its companies Buderus Schleiftechnik, Diskus Werke Schleiftechnik, Pittler T&S, Präwema Antriebstechnik, Werkzeugmaschinenbau Ziegenhain and Naxos-Diskus Schleifmittelwerke as well as DVS Tooling will be exhibiting at IMTEX.

One highlight at the booth in Hall 4 Stall C117 will be the new machine concept DVS UGrind — an innovative workshop machine for the efficient and flexible hard finishing of small batches. Thanks to the multifunctional tool revolver for grinding, turning and measuring operations — as well as the intuitive operating software with integrated processing and measuring cycles and automatic calculation of the most efficient process strategy — machining time for the manufacturing of shafts and chucking components can be reduced by up to 50%.

The DVS UGrind is an innovative workshop machine for the efficient and flexible hard finishing of small batches.

Depending on the configuration required by the user, the DVS UGrind carries out external and internal, face and cone surface grinding as well as hard turning operations with minimum travel. The integrated measuring probe controls and monitors machining until the required final dimension has been achieved, which means time-consuming processes such as successive feeding and re-measuring are no longer required. Optimised lever arm ratios and the thermo-symmetrical structure of the DVS UGrind guarantee a high degree of dynamic and thermal machine stability and thus ensure constant reproducibility of the required manufacturing qualities.

Präwema Antriebstechnik: "Vario Cross Honing" for extremely precise gearing surfaces
Präwema Antriebstechnik GmbH from Eschwege in northern Hesse, Germany, is a global market and technology leader in the gearing honing segment. Präwema will present its latest innovation in the top technology field for optimising gearing surfaces — the so-called "Vario Cross Honing" technology. By using a specially developed oscillation method during the honing process, Vario Cross Honing enables surface roughness to be reduced even further, resulting in another increase in the surface quality of geared components. This innovation, yet another benchmark in gearing machining from Präwema, allows gearing manufacturers to produce wear- and noise-reduced vehicle gearboxes with higher torque transmission.

Präwema's Vario Cross Honing produces extremely precise gearing surfaces.

Pittler PV315: Gear cutting using the highly productive Power Skiving method

Pittler T&S GmbH, based in Dietzenbach in southern Hesse, will be presenting the PV315, which is the very latest addition to the PV3 family of machines for Power Skiving as well as complete machining and has been specially adapted to the requirements of commercial vehicle components such as gearbox components like ring gears. Equipped with a multi-function head, Y-axis and tool magazine for up to 20 different machining tools, the PV315 turns, drills, grinds, mills and deburrs as well as machining internal and external gearing of the quality class IT6 using the highly efficient power skiving method. This results in a surface quality with an Rz value of less than 2 μm on the tooth flanks as well as a main time three times lower than if the shaping method were used. At the same time, tool costs are reduced since the versatile tool magazine of the Pittler PV315 provides a skiving tool for rough skiving first followed by a finishing skiving tool, thus significantly extending the service life of the higher quality finishing tool.

Pittler's PV315 Power Skiving machine is adapted for production of commercial vehicle components.

Contact infomation:
Mr. Oliver Koch-Kinne
Johannes-Gutenberg-Str. 1
D-63128 Dietzenbach
Tel.: +49-6074-30406-40


Hall 4, Stall # B116

Gleason — Total Gear Solutions at IMTEX 2017
Gleason will present solutions in advanced gear manufacturing technology in Hall 4 Booth B116 at IMTEX 2017, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears and tools.

Advanced Gear Manufacturing Tools
Gleason will present its latest gear manufacturing tools including advanced carbides as well as innovative coatings.

Gleason's Pentac® RT Plus.

For bevel gears Gleason will show new cutter head systems like the PENTAC® RT Plus and the PENTAC® Mono RT, for fast and easy assembly and inspection, and superior cutting results. Gleason will also present its latest line of hard finishing tools including dressing tools for cylindrical grinding and honing applications.

For cylindrical gears we show high-quality hobs, shaving cutters, shaper cutters, power skiving tools, master gears, as well as grinding and dressing tools. Our hobs and shaving cutters for cost-efficient manufacturing are supported by local sharpening service. Gleason gear technology experts will be present at the booth to consult you regarding your specific application.

Innovative Workholding Solutions
Quik-Flex® Plus, Gleason’s next generation of modular, quick-change workholding systems requires a one single tool for changeover, less time and minimal operator experience, now available for cylindrical and bevel gear applications. Gleason will also present its line of hydraulic workholding solutions. The holding force, extreme accuracy and contamination-free designs are well suited for dry gear processing applications. The new Gleason Stir-Able Modular Workholding designs allow off-spindle assembly and truing, reducing changeover time as well as the amount of total run-out in the fixture. Gleason India produces Gleason Workholding solutions locally.

Gleason Global Services
Gleason Global Services is the leading source of gear technology knowhow and education. Gleason trainers will be promoting the full range of training classes ranging from beginner levels to the most advanced expert topics. Gleason Global Services will present its range of performance upgrades, modernization programs and tooling services, including practical examples.

Manufacturing Solutions for Hobbing and Shaving Applications, as well as workholding and bevel cutting tools, made in India.

Gleason is manufacturing gear hobbing and shaving machines as well a workholding solutions and bevel cutting tools in its plant at Bangalore, made to the same high quality standard as in all other global Gleason operations. Meet our experts at the Gleason Booth at IMTEX and get to know the advantages of Gleason machines made in India.

New Gleason Facility in Bangalore
Join us on August 17th and 18th as we celebrate the opening of our new state-of-the-art facility in Bangalore. Visit our booth at IMTEX to learn more about this event and reserve your place to attend technology demonstrations and informative seminars presented by international gear technology experts. This event is a unique opportunity, giving visitors an unusually in-depth look at many advanced new technologies for gear manufacturing.

Gleason is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment and automation solutions. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, energy, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, India, China and Japan, and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information:
Gleason Sales (India)
+91 (80) 28524376
Fax: +91 (81) 28524377

Grind Master Machines Pvt. Ltd.

Hall 2A, Stall # A110

Grind Master introduces the Model SCT3 Gear Tooth Chamfering and Deburring machine, in technical collaboration with Samputensili, Italy. Model SCT3 is a universal machine, which can be used for a wide range of spur and helical gears, shaft-type gears, bevel gears and pinions, etc. It has chamfering and deburring heads that use patented forming tooling from SAMP so as to produce symmetrical and consistent chamfering results on the gear tooth.

SAMP technology is considered as one of the most reliable high-performance technologies for automotive gears, especially for NVH reduction. Grind Master has designed and built over 10 machines under the collaboration, many for international automotive OEMs.

Grindmaster's Model SCT3 Gear Tooth Chamfering and Deburring machine.

In addition, Grind Master offers a wide variety of other machine tools, which visitors to IMTEX will have the opportunity to learn about. For example, in conjunction with Timesavers Holland, Grind Master offers precision deburring machines for aerospace applications. These machines are offered in a combination of abrasive belt, brush and disc heads, depending on the amount and nature of the burr and material of the part.

First launched at EMO 2015, the Grind Master Nanofinish range of machines is used for microfinishing and superfinishing of automotive powertrain parts. Nanofinish Model SMP500E_SC is built to achieve both size and finish in one process. Achieving stock removals of up to 20 microns, the machine guarantees output size withing +/- 5 microns, at the same time achieving fine finish values of Ra 0.1. Combined with hard turning technology available in the market, Nanofinish with Size Control eliminates the need for expensive and maintenance-prone grinding operations.

The Nanofinish NF600Cr Series of crankshaft microfinishing machines are used by global automotive OEMs. The NF600Cr Series is a modern, flexible machine with 36% space savings compared to its predecessors. The machine is equipped with Nanofinish CNC control systems and produces consistent, highly engineered surfaces. Grind Master has built and supplied more than 150 crankshaft and camshaft microfinishing machines globally, under technical collaboration with IMPCO USA.

The Grind Master Robotic Deflashing Machine RCF series is an automatic machine for fettling of iron cast components. RCF-HD Series machines typically give cycle times from 2 minutes to 4 minutes for components typically 500 mm x 300 mm x 250 mm in size. Cycle time is typically dependent on the level of grinding. Equipped with a robot and electric spindle tool, this machine is suitable for components such as hydraulic housings, rock shaft housings, cylinder blocks, transmission cases and many other automotive components made in large volumes.

For more information:
Grind Master Machines Pvt. Ltd.
B-10/B-11/B-14 MIDC, Near Railway Station,
Aurangabad 431005
Ph: +91 (240) 2374104 / 2374114
Fax: +91 (240) 2376205

Hangsterfer’s Laboratories

Hall 1B, Stall # C103

Grinding Oil No. 1 – Straight Grinding Oil

  • Translucent and low odor
  • Superior cooling properties
  • Non Irritating / Non corrosive
  • Produces excellent surface finishes
  • Excellent filterability
  • All grinding wheel compatible
  • Superior lubricity package
  • Excellent oxidation stability / Long sump life

Grinding Oil 1 from Hangsterfer's Laboratories helps maintain part integrity, surface finish, and an overall great working environment.

Grinding Oil 1 is compatible with all types of grinding wheels. It can be used for grinding high speed steel, cobalt, carbide, ceramics and hardened steel. Grinding Oil 1 can also be used in grinders that require the same oil for both lubricating the machine and the wheel / work piece interface.

Unique, advanced synthetic and natural lubricity additives in Grinding Oil 1 help keep the grinding wheels clean and free cutting, allowing them to function properly. Conventional oils can allow build-up and packing of the wheel. This can lead to burned parts, smoke and scrapped parts. Grinding Oil 1 helps maintain part integrity, surface finish, and an overall great working environment.

Primary Applications: Creep Feed, Crush, Cylindrical, Form, ID/OD, Production, Tool Cutter, Diamond and CBN.

Secondary Applications: Centerless, Milling, Small Tooling.

For more information:
Hangsterfer’s Laboratories Inc.
175 Ogden Road
Mantua, NJ 08051
+1 (856) 468-0200

Sanjay Tools and Accessories Pvt. Ltd.
First Floor, Parshwanath Industrial Premises Co-op Society Ltd.
Phase-III, Plot No. T-71-1/A3
General Block, MIDC Bhosari
Pune – 411026
+91 (20) 46925634/5/9


Hall 3A, Stand # B111

Precision Measuring Center P 40: As Easy to Use as 1–2–3, Thanks to Its Intuitive User Interface
The fully automatic CNC-controlled precision measuring center is designed as a compact unit for the workpiece diameter range up to 400 mm. At the heart of the P 40 is an accurate, durable rotary table. Configured as a measuring axis (C axis), it provides concentric seating of the workpieces to be tested.

All precision measuring centers are now equipped with new versions of the calibration software and an advanced graphical user interface. The new Windows user interface — established on the market under the “EasyStart” brand — now allows the machine operator to operate the machine in a manner that is both significantly easier and target-oriented. A clearly structured user interface, featuring a tiled layout and a distinct set of symbols for each measuring application, ensures a quick and easy program start on the gear measuring machine. Most machine operators will already be familiar with this type of application from the current general Windows system interface.

The Klingelnberg P40 is designed as a compact unit for the workpiece diameter range up to 400 mm.

Bevel Gear Cutting Machine C 30: Leading-edge Technology for Optimal Flexibility and Maximum Productivity
In cars, spiral bevel gears are used in all-wheel-drive systems and rear-wheel-drive systems to transmit torque "from the transmission to the road." Due to increasing performance requirements, these drives must transmit outputs of over 300 kW in some cases. The bevel gears they use must be efficient, smooth-running, and low-maintenance.

Thanks to ongoing advancement of the vertical concept, the Oerlikon C 30 bevel gear cutting machine sets new standards in dry processing. All machines in this series are equipped with a thermostable, vibration-damping machine bed. An optimized axis arrangement also ensures reduced approach paths and thus significantly less load on the drive components — and a more rigid design of the overall system. Moreover, an integrated deburring tool enables maximum productivity and utmost process safety through the use of the PULSAR method.

According to the manufacturer, the Oerlikon C 30 bevel gear cutting machine sets new standards in dry processing.

Cutting Head Setting and Checking Device CS 200
The qualitiy of the gear cutting tools used is of major importance when producing spiral bevel gears. With dry-cutting in particular, a consistent cutter life and high quality can only be achieved if the cutter heads are precisely adjusted. The Oerlikon cutter head setting and checking device CS 200 enables quick and easy setup of these cutter heads, as well as allowing the position of the individual blades to be checked and documented.

The Klingelnberg CS 200 Cutting Head Setting and Checking Device for bevel gear tools.

For more information:
Klingelnberg GmbH
Peterstrasse 45
D-42499 Hückeswagen
+49 (2192) 81-370
Fax: +49 (2192) 81-200

Randy Stott

Randy Stott is the Managing Editor of Gear Technology, Gear Technology India and Power Transmission Engineering magazines. He has been an editor in the gear industry since 1994.

IMTEX, CUMI, Carborundum Universal, DVS Technology Group, Grind Master Machines Pvt. Ltd., Hangsterfer's Laboratories, Klingelnberg, Oerlikon