Gear Hobbing/Gear Cutting Services
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Gear Hobbing & Cutting
Helical Gear for Golf Cart
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Ashley Ward has the capability to precision machine: worm, helical, bevel, and spur type gears.
We have 3 high-speed Mitsubishi hobbers, with auto loading options, to handle gears up to 6" in diameter. In addition, we also are equipped with 2 high-speed Koepfer gear hobbing machines and a Lees Bradner gear hobber.
The Koepfer Model 143 gear hobber is capable of running materials up to 3.1" in diameter. We can auto load shafts up to 8.6" in length into any of our hobbing machines. With full in-house machine shop capabilities, Ashley Ward offers cost-effective metal gear cutting or hobbing services to appliance and outdoor power equipment industries seeking precision shafts.
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Gear Hobbing/Gear Cutting - Capabilities
|Hot Rolled and Cold Rolled Steel Grades:|
1000, 1018, 1045, 1035
1100, 1118, 1144, 1117, 1141
|Steel - 4140|
Stainless Steel - 303, 304, ETD 150
|Types of Gears|
Rack and Pinion Gear
|Material Thickness||Hexagons from 3/4" to 1-3/4"|
Rounds from 3/8" to 2-1/32"
|Standard Bar Length||12'|
|Precision Dimensional Tolerance||0.002"|
|Gear Hobbing Features||Worm Gear Cutting:|
- Worm Gears are similar to screws, with teeth in a 360 degree profile. They have a high gear ratio in a small space.
Bevel Gear Cutting:
- Bevel gears are conical in shape but do not extend to their vertex.
Rack and Pinion Gear Cutting:
- Rack and pinion gears have a rack, or toothed rod operated by a pinion gear converting torque into a straight line movement.
Helical Gear Cutting:
- Helical gears have angled teeth that provide for a slower, smoother motion.
|Acceptable Drawing File Formats|
|Quality Control Measures||Continuous Improvement Program|
Employee Training Programs
Fully Integrated Computerized SPC Capability
Investment in the Latest Quality Control Equipment
Organizational Commitment to Quality
Quality Incentive Programs
State-Of-The-Art Statistical Process Control Software
Vertical Integration of Processes (from cold drawing of steel to final assembly)
|Certifications||ISO 9001: 2000 Certified|
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|Awards||Ashley Ward has received numerous Quality Performance Awards from Whirlpool Corporation for its outstanding quality performance throughout the year.|
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|Gear Hobbing Equipment||6 - Gear Hobbers|
|3 - Mitsubishi GD-20 CNC Gear Hobbers||Maximum Diameter: 6"|
Maximum Length: 9.8"
Maximum Module: 4.23 DP
Hob Head Swivel Angle: -45º
Max Hob Diameter and Length: 5.1" x 9.1"
Index Teeth: 4 - 1000
Hydraulic Part Clamping
Auto Tail Stock
AMGA Class 6
|1 - Koepfer Model 180 Gear Hobber||Set up for Worm Gear Manufacturing|
Maximum Diameter: 4.72"
Maximum Length: 10.236"
Maximum Pitch: 100P (Minimum Number of Teeth: 3)
Automatic Loader and Unloader
Maximum Tool(Hob) Diameter: 2.75"
Maximum Length: 4.17"
|1 - Koepfer Model 143 Gear Hobber||Maximum Part Diameter: 3.1"|
Maximum Part Length: 8.6"
Maximum Pitch: 12DP
Automatic Loader and Unloader
Maximum Hob Diameter: 3.2"
Maximum Hob Length: 2.79"
Maximum Shift: 1.73"
Hob Head Swivel Angle: +/- 45º
AGMA Class Q6
|1 - Lees Bradner Gear Hobber||Maximum Diameter: 8"|
Maximum Length: 10"
Maximum DP: 4
Minimum Number of Teeth: 3
Maximum Number of Teeth: 640
Maximum Head Swivel Angle: -45º
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