Helios Gear Products' gear hobbing technology
Helios Gear Products will debut the leading Hera 90 and Hera 350 to the North American market at IMTS 2022 (booth 236906) after a soft launch of the Hera series gear hobbing machines during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The Hera CNC gear hobbing machines support micro- to coarse-pitch gear manufacturing applications with world-leading technical features such as complete Fanuc CNC and direct-drive torque motors, X-axis linear scales, easy-to-use (and train) dialog programming, and versatile unified automation systems. With globally competitive pricing, proven domestic support from the Helios team, and a combination of technical capabilities in a small footprint, the Hera machines offer job shops and end-product gear manufacturers hobbing solutions.
“Manufacturers have found the Helios Hera CNC hobbing machines to be extremely cost-effective, high-quality platforms for 21st century gear production,” said David Harroun, vice president of Helios Gear Products.
With several transformative installations across the United States, the Helios team will demonstrate the capabilities of the Hera gear hobbing machines to the North American public for the first time at IMTS.
“We've cut our cycle times down from 4 hours to 0.5 hour. It's really been beneficial for Wisconsin Gear. With the shortage of people, it's really made a big difference; we can still get a large volume of work done in a timely manner," said Jeff Kamps, Helios customer and president at Wisconsin Gear & Machine.