Koepfer Model 160 CNC Gear Hobbing Machine

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Innovative Hobbing

Innovative slant bed design for optimum strength, ergonomics, and chip flow.

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Automatic Loading

Industry-leading flexible gantry automation system with special design options available.

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Hob Shifting

Hob shifting allows more evenly distributed wear over the entire cutting tool.

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Flexible Capcity

Able to cut parts up to 140 mm (5.512″) diameter and shafts up to 600 mm (23.622″) long with optional long bed design with a rating up to 2.5 module (10 DP).

  • Innovative hobbing and milling machine for the hobbing of spur and helical gears, worm gears, and other tooth profiles that can be produced by the hobbing process
  • Superior dampening from composite epoxy bed ensures the highest possible static, dynamic, and thermal stability
  • Slant bed design for optimum strength and ideal ergonomic position for operator access to the work area and cutting tool
  • Innovative tailstock design provides compensation for extreme cutting forces without affecting axis and work piece alignments
  • Optional gantry automation system for complete flexibility
  • Direct-drive digital work spindle ensures consistent quality over the life of the machine
  • Standard CNC control designed for flexibility with a windows-style dialogue program
  • Control provides position of up to eight eight at all times
  • Optional timing of one gear to another gear on same work piece or to an external or internal feature
  • Optional skiving (hard hobbing) capability
  • Optional auxiliary tool for deburring tools, steady rests, and special applications

Koepfer Model 160 Technical Data

Koepfer Model 160 Technical DatammInch
Maximum module / diametral pitch2.510
Minimum number of teeth3
Maximum work piece diameter
   Manual loading
      optional long bed
   Automatic loading
140
100
90
5.512
3.937
3.543
Maximum axial travel
   optional long bed
200
480
7.874
18.898
Maximum work piece length
   Manual loading
      optional long bed
   Automatic loading
      optional long bed
350
1020
300
600
13.780
40.157
11.811
23.622
Center distance of work piece to cutter
   Minimum
   Maximum
0
90
0
3.543
Hob head capabilities
   Maximum cutter diameter
   Maximum cutter length
      optional extended head
   Maximum cutter shift
      optional extended head
63
120
250
100
160
2.480
5.118
9.843
3.937
6.300
   Maximum swivel angle+/- 45 degrees

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