KAPP NILES is a global market leader in manufacturing machines and tools for finishing gears and profiles. Our expertise, that we have developed over the last 115 years, guarantees precision and efficiency for the machining of your sophisticated components.
For gear grinding we differentiate between profile grinding and continuous generating grinding.
For continuous generating grinding all tooth flanks of the workpiece are machined simultaneously during one stroke of the helical tool. This is realized with a synchronized constant rotation of the workpiece relative to the grinding tool. Due to the kinematics of this process indexing and positioning times are greatly reduced resulting in low cycle times. Therefore it is a highly productive and cost-effective process well suited for small and medium-sized gears. Both dressable ceramic tools and non-dressable CBN tools can be used (in cylindrical or globoid design).Discontinous profile grinding
Profile grinding of gears describes a process for which the tooth flanks are machined gap after gap with single or multi-ribbed profiled tools. Regarding the possible work piece geometries this process offers highest flexibility while achieving highest quality. Profile grinding is mostly utilized for small batch series and prototype manufacturing. Dressable ceramic wheels as well as non-dressable CBN-tools can be used for this grinding process.