Gear inspection gage

Gear inspection gage

November 2, 2018

Marposs Corp
Gears Quality/Metrology

Auburn Hills, Michigan – Marposs Corp.’s M62 Flex manual bench gage system for the production floor provides the flexibility to measure gears with different diameters without mechanical retooling. Using a universal reference Vee on a 30° angle eliminates the need for an ID centering post (or nose piece) to locate each part for measuring and reduces setup time.

The gage employs servo-driven actuators and integrates soft-touch technology when engaging with the gear being measured. Soft-touch technology addresses the issue where green parts and master parts could be damaged by the measuring contacts. The M62 soft-touch technology employs a software routine where the measuring group can approach a gear surface in velocity mode, with a controlled low force, while the position error is monitored, resulting in better control of the process and avoiding damage.

The M62 Flex can inspect odd- or even-toothed helical and spur gears with external diameters from 30mm to 180mm, heights from 15mm to 40mm and from 1 to 4 modules. It has mechanical turrets with capacity to locate up to 12 contacts each and is suited for inspecting DOB (MdK), major diameter, and minor diameter.