LMT SpeedCore offers at least 30% higher productivity in hobbing applications
The current economic upturn is confronting industry with unusual challenges. In fact, increased demand has already led to production bottlenecks in some sectors. There is therefore currently considerable call for ways of expanding available capacities. LMT Fette’s latest generation of one-piece hobs does just that for gear wheel production. The new hob is based on an innovative intermetallic cutting material that LMT has named SpeedCore. Significantly higher cutting speeds enable users to increase the productivity of gear wheel production by more than 30% compared to PM-HSS hobs.
The name of the new hob cutting material says it all: SpeedCore offers significantly higher cutting speeds as a result of the new cutting material that forms the hob core. The new hob cutters perform up to 50% faster than tools made of powder metallurgy high-speed steel (PM-HSS). The higher cutting speed offers users concrete benefits, because it allows them to produce far more parts than before on their existing machines.
- Raising productivity with SpeedCore
Guaranteed performance – the LMT hob system
The launch of the new cutting material means LMT has made another step forward in developing its gear-wheel production system. Following the Nanosphere coating, launched less than two years ago, the SpeedCore cutting material is yet another technological breakthrough for the company that aims to keep setting new standards of efficiency and productivity in the manufacture of gear wheels. The LMT hob cutter system includes not only coatings and cutting materials, but also application-specific engineering and services likes LMT’s global reconditioning and coating network. Its centres in China, Germany and the USA enable LMT to guarantee it will recondition hobs to original manufacturer quality for users worldwide. The new hob generation will be officially launched in Germany in June as part of a specialist gear-cutting symposium in Schwarzenbek. International marketing will then commence at the EMO fair in Hanover in September.