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Industrial PRIME | September 13, 2016

Katsa Invests in Cutting-Edge Gear Shaping Machine to Enhance Production of Internal Gears

Katsa Invests in Cutting-Edge Gear Shaping Machine to Enhance Production of Internal Gears

Industrial PRIME | September 13, 2016

Katsa Oy, a leading supplier of power transmission components and special gear units, has invested in a new Liebherr LSE 1200 gear shaping machine.

The primary reasons behind the investment were to replace old equipment, enhance the accuracy and quality of internal gear wheel production up to DIN 6, as well as grow the available stroke length and cutting diameter.

Thanks to its Shuttle Stroke Method (SSM), the new Liebherr enables Katsa to realize stroke lengths larger than the actual working range of the machine. The result is a stroke length of up to 600 millimetres, while conventional machines are limited to around 200 millimetres.

According to Quality and Development Manager Sami Niemeläinen, the new Liebherr is quite likely the most versatile gear-shaping machine available today.

”It can do everything you could possibly expect from a gear-shaping machine,” he points out. “That is why we decided to go for Liebherr.”

The new machine is expected to enter production at Katsa’s facilities in Tampere, Finland by the end of October.

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