Klingelnberg, the gear manufacturing specialist, are celebrating a premiere with its new P 16 G: a measuring center for round components that was developed specifically for use on the production floor. The P 16 G is designed around measurement tasks outside of gears.
Whether turning blanks, ground work-pieces, circular blades, spacers for circular blades, or ball bearings – the latest addition to the P series eliminates the use of gages during production and quality assurance of axially symmetrical parts. In fact, the “G” in P 16 G stands for “gage”. With this latest innovation, Klingelnberg has once again combined its experience in developing machine tools with its expertise in precision measuring technology.
“The P series has long been a fixture in the gear manufacturing industry,” explains Dr. Christof Gorgels, Head of the
Precision Measuring Center business area at Klingelnberg. “Close cooperation with our customers demonstrated the potential of applying the high mechanical accuracy of the Klingelnberg machine design and our powerful software in other industries and sectors as well.”
The goal of the P 16 G is to replace component-specific gages and multiple-position measuring devices, which are capital-intensive and inflexible. Klingelnberg’s approach therefore is to combine all typical measurement tasks for a broad range of round components on a single measuring machine, one that is designed for use directly in the production environment. This makes the P 16 G an economically appealing strategy for direct production monitoring.
The new P 16 G – the software makes the difference
In striving to always stay close to the market and to meet customers’ needs, Klingelnberg brings to market with its P 16 G a precision measuring center that is fine-tuned specifically for the production of round components in the small diameter range and optimized for use on the shop floor. Every bit of experience gleaned from the compact P 16 machine design, which Klingelnberg was incorporated into the P 16 G. Instead of gear software, the P 16 G comes equipped with software for dimension, form, and position measurement. The software records diameter and cylindrical form/conicity; measures axial runout, evenness, and angularity; and delivers a wealth of information for quality management as required.
Roughness measurement – now also available for internal gears
The Klingelnberg roughness measurement system, which has already been successfully used in several hundred P machines, has now been expanded to include internal gear measurements. The possibility of carrying out systematic measurement using a fully automatic, CNC-controlled measuring run is what differentiates the Klingelnberg system from many other roughness measuring devices, and is why the system is highly valued by users. With the same benefits, the surface roughness of internal gears can now also be measured on the machines
of the P series.
Klingelnberg will be exhibiting its new products at the upcoming Control Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany on Booth 6310 in Hall 6.
For more information: www.klingelnberg.com