Efficiently integrating the straightening of gear shafts in a production line – with the M-AH automatic straightening machine from MAE

Erkrath, (PresseBox) - Automated and flexible processes are indispensable for the efficient production of gear shafts. The M-AH automatic straightening machine is designed specifically for perfect integration in production processes. A DMC reader scans the workpiece data and passes it together with the straightening values back to the central computer. The TRILOS laser system measures runout errors on gears during the process contactless. A robot system provides for efficient loading and unloading. The sequence of motions of the system allows for automatic workpiece palletisation. With RIVLEX, MAE offers an automatic resetting system that is designed to increase the efficiency of production also for small series.

TRILOS, a system for all tooth angles

The TRILOS laser measuring system and its runout measurement software are integrated in the M-AH control. While the shaft is rotating, runout errors are precisely measured in the gear teeth: with high resolution and frequency. The advantage compared to conventional measurement with expensive master gears: the system measures wear-free. A further advantage: the system can be used for all tooth angles of running gears as well as for splines.

Automatic resetting, also with large differences in workpiece lengths

The RIVLEX system is used in M-AH straightening machine for automatic resetting from one batch to the next – also with large differences in workpiece lengths. RIVLEX axially positions and clamps workpiece supports, measuring devices and anvils. Components that are not needed are automatically “parked out”.

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MAE. Maschinen- und Apparatebau Götzen GmbH

MAE is a leading specialist for straightening machines and wheelset presses worldwide. Since 1931, the company has successfully developed innovative products tailored to specific customer requirements in various branches of industry. MAE provides standard machines and individual concepts as solutions for straightening diverse workpieces in the automotive industry, tool manufacture and other industries. Innovative MAE assembly technologies are used worldwide in railway engineering. MAE solutions are cross-functional and include technological aspects such as mechanical, electrical, drive and control engineering.

MAE Maschinen- und Apparatebau Götzen GmbH based in Erkrath achieved in 2012 a sales volume of € 34 million and employs about 130 staff.

MAE belongs 100% to GESCO AG, a holding company that acquires highly profitable, strategically interesting medium-sized industrial companies, offering them a long-term future with the objective of advancing and developing their business. GESCO has been listed since 24 March 1998. The GESCO share is listed in the Prime Standard and, since 23 June 2008, in the SDAX.

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