TOOL CONCEPT FOR THE KLINGELNBERG ZYKLO-PALLOID® GEAR CUTTING PROCESS
Together, they stand for innovative gear technology solutions. The partnership between Klingelnberg GmbH and Sandvik Coromant brings together two gear industry pioneers in the basic research and development of modern production concepts. Their latest project is a new tool concept for the Klingelnberg Zyklo-Palloid® gear cutting process, designed to establish dry processing with carbide indexable inserts in this process as well.
Setting trends in gear technology – that's the ambitious goal behind the partnership between two innovative companies: system supplier Klingelnberg GmbH, a leading machine manufacturer in gear technology and Sandivk Cormorant, a provider of innovative tool solutions. Through intensive development work, they will join forces to offer customers end-to-end solutions which take into account and optimize the complete machine, comprising the machine, setting, cutting parameters and tool solution.
"Our goal, of course, is to realize innovative modifications to enable our customers to manufacture their products with maximum flexibility, shorter processing times and lower process costs," explains Dr. Tim Sadek, Head of the Tool Machines product line at Klingelnberg. To accomplish this, both companies are blazing new trails in a joint effort. Together with Sandvik Coromant, Klingelnberg has been at work developing a modern tool concept for the Klingelnberg Zyklo-Palloid® gear cutting process, which will replace the proven system based on high speed steel materials. "In the long term, we intend to establish dry processing in this gear cutting process as well, which will entail cost advantages, environmental aspects and ease of operation," affirms Dr. Sadek.
Jointly conducted basic research and development is a tradition for these two innovators: Both companies, still under the corporate name of the former Höfler Maschinenbau GmbH at that time, have been working on technological solutions in partnership since 2009 and together have developed solutions for hobbing with carbide indexing inserts for production readiness, which are currently successfully on the market. The partnership intensified in 2012, when both companies committed to the implementation of dry processing with carbide indexing inserts in the Zyklo-Palloid® gear cutting process.
About SANDVIK COROMANT:
Sandvik Coromant is the world’s leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development, the Swedish company creates unique innovations and sets new productivity standards together with its customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace and energy industries.
Sandvik Coromant has 8,000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. The company forms part of the Sandvik Machining Solutions business area within the Sandvik global industrial group.