CLC knows gear manufacturers and what they need, and the company has been serving the gearing industry for decades. Now, because the machine builder has plenty of practical, hands-on experience, CLC puts into action a unique approach to machine tools. Our machine models for hobbing, shaping, and milling serve as a starting point for you, and each machine is hand-crafted specifically for your particular gear cutting needs. Need a bit more stroke length on a new shaping machine? That can be done. Want an end mill on a horizontal hobber? Sure thing. Need more strength for your rotor milling? No problem.
CLC machines are not built on an assembly line; they are designed with you and your applications in mind from conception through final runoff approval. In the end, this means you get a machine that delivers optimum productivity. For example, we are installing a CLC gear shaping machine with a unique onboard robotic loading system that is similar to a Koepfer loading and unloading system. This system will be perfect for the end users who are already familiar with Koepfer systems, and it will ensure they reach high productivity without lots of training. Superfluous features were left off this machine, so our customer’s investment was not wasted.
All CLC machines are built from the highest quality components, such as direct-drive torque motors, Fanuc or Siemens control, and a generally robust approach to structural parts like the base, columns, tailstocks, and such. This helps make sure you achieve top productivity.
Moreover, each CLC gear cutting machine can be configured according to your needs to ensure productivity. As already mentioned, nearly each specification can be tweaked to your need, but CLC also offers several standard options to choose from. These include removable tailstocks, tilting columns, multiple work spindles, movable saddles, extendable bases, large work spindle bores for long shaft work, and the list goes on and on.
Productivity should not be a one-size-fits-all destination. Each shop needs to manufacture gears as efficiently as possible, but we understand that you, the gear manufacturer, provide the context for that productivity. CLC accommodates your needs, your shop, your preferred processes, and your productivity demands. Think there isn’t a gear cutting machine out there perfect for your shop? Think again; think CLC.
We can help you grow your gear cutting operation. What exactly do you need? Talk to us today.