In the field of metal-cutting gearing, increasingly complex and demanding component geometries require burr-free edges and precise surfaces in production. To prepare for these requirements, Framo Morat GmbH & Co. KG has expanded its competencies in gear cutting technology and added a RGC 350 deburring machine from TEC for GEARS to its machine pool. The Radial Gear Chamfering process allows defined and reproducible chamfers to be produced on the tooth front edges. This not only has a positive effect on the quality and functionality of the components, but is also decisive for the cost-effectiveness of parts production.
The range of precision toothed components includes spur gears, pinion and rotor shafts, ring gears, chain and pump gears as well as gear segments or special profiles. Depending on the type and geometry of the components, gear hobbing or gear shaping technologies are used. Depending on the geometry of the workpiece, the resulting burr at the tool outlet can be removed with more or less difficulty.
Because the technical requirements for the tooth front edge have also become increasingly stringent, Framo Morat has expanded its machine pool by adding an RGC 350, developed by TEC for GEARS together with the Radial Gear Chamfering process. This makes it possible to create defined, reproducible chamfers on the tooth front edges, even on workpieces with interfering contours, such as multiple gears or shaft heels. The chamfering process takes place in continuous operation at high cutting speeds in an environmentally friendly way through dry cutting.
Compared to the deburring stations or manual deburring activities used so far, the RGC 350 is superior from both a technical and economical standpoint due to its short cycle times. With maximum accuracy and reproducible quality, the throughput of gear components can be given an overall boost. With a footprint of approx. 2 m², the RGC 350 is extremely compact. Interlinking with a robot cell enables continuous machining. An optional brushing operation can also be carried out by the automation system without interrupting production.