GearVU® System Options

Gear Measurement Software

GearVU® software is built for speed and uniquely designed for shop floor applications. The visual representation of a tooth space simplifies analysis and directs you right to the location of imperfections. Our user-friendly software can be installed on non-contact systems such as Slone Gear’s PIVOT™ and probe-based systems such as Renishaw’s EQUATOR™.

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INSTALLED ON EITHER:

PIVOT™

Laser System

The PIVOT™ Laser System paired with our GearVU® software is the ultimate solution for measuring gears at the speed of light®. This unique gaging system can be manual, semi-automated, or full-automated.

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VERY FAST– Under 7 seconds

CHECK FOR PROFILE FORM ERRORS from grinding wheel breakdown

SHOP HARDENED

USER-INDEPENDENT Part Programming

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EQUATOR™

Probe System

The EQUATOR™ gaging system enables process control by delivering highly repeatable, thermally insensitive, versatile and reprogrammable gaging to the shop floor.

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FAST – 30 seconds – 2 minutes

CHECK A VARIETY OF GEAR FEATURES including profile, helix, PD runout)

SHOP HARDENED

USER-INDEPENDENT Part Programming

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GearVU®

GearVU® installed on the PIVOT™ Laser System measures:

  • Profile (Fα, fHα, ffα, Cα)
  • Major Diameter
  • Minor Diameter
  • Crown
  • DOP/Tooth Thickness

GearVU® installed on probe-based systems (like the EQUATOR™) measures:

  • Profile (Fα, fHα, ffα, Cα)
  • Lead (Fβ, fHβ, ffβ, Cβ)
  • Index
  • PD Runout
  • Major Diameter
  • Minor Diameter
  • Crown
  • DOP/Tooth Thickness

When paired with our GageVU™ software, you can also measure basic gear-related features such as: parallelism, perpendicularity, concentricity, PD runout, flatness, roundness, distances, diameters, DOB, etc.

GearVU® software requires minimal training and is independently programmable by the customer. Designed for the floor operators, the screen changes to green for an accepted part and red for a rejected part based on your input criteria and tolerances.

The PIVOT™ Laser System was developed out of pure passion for gear measurement. Our customers were tired of the legacy lab measurement solutions and wanted a system that could measure parts as fast as they were produced and measure them as close to the manufacturing machine as possible.

The PIVOT™ Laser System allows you to reduce lab queues, eliminate large batches of suspect parts, and ultimately increase your throughput. By measuring parts in under 7 seconds, you can quickly detect when there is a breakdown in manufacturing and better control your process.

What does that mean for you? Cost Savings. Profile form errors make up the majority of rejects for ground gears so the PIVOT™ Laser System was designed to check profile form in under 7 seconds including load and unload time. This unique gage is fast, highly flexible, and its compact design takes up a minimal amount of space on your shop floor.

What’s new with the PIVOT™ Laser System 3.0?

We added a servo-controlled, laser alignment head – What does this mean for you?

Features

  • Single tooth flank alignment
  • User-independent part programming
  • Pre-programmed alignment settings
  • Easier to use system
  • Wide part flexibility

Benefits

  • Increased accuracy & repeatability
  • Less reliance on manufacturer
  • Fast part change-over, under 5 minutes
  • Less training, quick implementation
  • Cost-effective, efficient solution

EQUATOR™

The EQUATOR™ is an off-the-shelf inspection machine supplied by Renishaw. GearVU® turns the EQUATOR™ into a mini gear measurement machine which can provide Profile, Lead, DOB/Tooth Thickness and PD Run Out results. GageVU™, another software package that comes standard with any GearVU®/EQUATOR™ purchase, provides a means of checking basic features including diameters, distances, taper, parallelism, perpendicularity, roundness, flatness, and run out. The GearVU® EQUATOR™ system is designed to be used on the shop floor, and provides manufacturing personnel with fast feedback regarding their part quality, all done in close proximity to their machines. Having access to this fast feedback results in increased operator confidence and reduced scrap.

These systems serve as flexible fixture gages which have the advantage of being re-programmable. If part features or dimensions change it is not a problem. The software allows the gage to be modified quickly and easily as no hardware modifications are necessary. The GearVU® EQUATOR™ can readily be moved to another location and re-purposed when necessary, thereby providing the plant with maximum flexibility. Only 110V electricity is required. A key part of Slone Gear’s mission is to provide system users and management with robust, shop hardened measurement technologies which are designed to make life easier. We put a lot of time and effort into making our measurement systems and the software intuitive and easy to use. Our best case scenario is to get input from the end user as early in the process as possible so that we are all working together to provide a measurement system which exceeds expectations across the board.

And it just keeps getting better! Ask us about our new premium option that includes a Rotary Table for even more advanced capability. We would love to show you how this system can drastically change your shop floor gear measurement approach; please reach out to request a demo.

Measuring Gears at the Speed of Light®

Join us as we pivot the industry from probes to lasers, from labs to the shop floor, and from hours to seconds!

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