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Abrasives for Gear Manufacturers

Two-zone continuous generating grinding and superfinishing wheel

Diamond dressing system

Helios Gear Products has announced the latest line of abrasives specifically designed for gear manufacturing.

"These tools cover all applications, including form grinding wheels, continuous generating grinding wheels, diamond dressing tools, honing rings, bevel grinding cups and traditional solutions for O.D. and I.D. grinding," said a company spokesperson. "Moreover, gear manufacturers rely on the Helios team of dedicated application engineers to improve their gear grinding success."

The Helios abrasives line includes tools that use the latest technology for ceramic and aluminum oxide grains and bonds. "For example, the Tyrolit Burka-Kosmos Mira Ice series of form (single-profile) grinding wheels use the latest grains combined with a high-strength bond system and increased porosity to achieve industry-leading 'cool' grinding," said the spokesperson. "Put simply, Mira Ice enables gear manufacturers to push the envelope on speeds and feeds."

Tim Lee, Technical Sales Manager-Hard Finishing, said, "It is not uncommon for gear manufacturers to decrease cycle times 20-30% by switching to an optimized grinding wheel technology, such as Helios's Mira line. Additionally, manufacturers can extend tool life dramatically by optimizing their processes with the Helios team."

Additional products in the Helios abrasives lineup include solutions for tool dressing, honing and bevel gear grinding.

"Choosing a tool specification can be a daunting task," said the spokesperson. "Some manufacturers make a conservative choice and use a traditional spec employed at relatively slow speeds and feeds. By leaning on the Helios team of application engineers, gear manufacturers can reap the benefits offered by contemporary wheel specs. Helios advises on optimal wheel specs to push the limits of an application's cycle times, tool life and part quality."

For more information contact:

Helios Gear Products, LLC

635 Schneider Dr.

South Elgin, IL 60177


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