NDE Clarke Pitchline offer a comprehensive gear shaping service and are able to gear shape internal and external gears and splines up to 1000 mm diameter and up to 200 mm face width and up to 10 mod pitch. Our machines offer a wide range of different raiser blocks so we can accommodate component with a maximum height of 500 mm. We carry a huge range of shaper cutters in DIN and BS designs.
Our capabilities mean we can gear shape to sample or we can also reverse engineer components if a customer can provide us with a sample of the gear profile they need cutting. We will identify the gear particulars required and then gear shape accordingly.
Cut to print is another option available to our customers, where free issue blanks and a drawing are supplied by the customer and our highly experienced gear shaping cell will set up and machine following the same efficient processes and high quality ISO 9001:2015 system that we use to manufacture our standard product range.
NDE Clarke Pitchline’s Coventry (UK) design and engineering centre can custom design gears to suit a large range of applications. 3D drawings can be produced with detailed gear geometry data including gear centres, helix angles, face width and pitch with finite element analysis modelling to support the gear design process. Once customer approval has been granted, gear shaping can be used in the manufacture of spur, planetary and helical gears.
The video below is of one of our Lorenz gear shaping machines gear shaping a gear coupling sleeve.
Consistency of quality in gear shaping is maintained by our ISO 9001:2015 Quality System and extensive operator training that allows quality ‘on-machine’ assessment during manufacture with a final QC procedure using CMM accuracy before goods are packed for despatch. This process is further aided by keeping every manufacturing process in house, investment in training and development of operators and a very low staff turnover that contributes to an exceptional gear shaping skill base.