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You can get demos of these setup programs from the Demo Download page. After putting a demo through its paces, see how easy it is to buy a license. Once you receive an Activation Key you can create as many setups as you want using the full power of CPC software. You will also receive software updates and manuals as they become available.
Current prices are in effect until 5:00 PM EST January 31, 2017.

Module ID Machine Types & Software Module Description Details & Price
CPC-SB Duplex Spread-Blade method for Gleason Nos. 16, 7, and 3"
spiral generators (Spread-Blade Gear and Pinion)
Same Spread-Blade cutter to finish both gear and pinion for best production
 
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CPC-UNI Unitool Generated and Hypoid methods for Gleason Nos. 16, 106, 116, 108 and 118
spiral generators (Generated Gear or Formate Gear)
Formate gear may pair with either offset or intersecting axis pinion
 
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CPC-FS Fixed Setting Method Setup Software for Gleason No. 116 spiral generators
(Spread-Blade Gear, Fixed-Setting Pinion)
(please notify us if you also need Fixed Setting summaries for No. 16 or No. 26)
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CPC-HYP OFFSET PINION HYPOID SPIRAL Bevel Setup Software for Gleason Nos. 16, 106, 116, and 26
hypoid spiral generators (Spread-Blade Gear, Fixed-Setting Pinion)
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CPC-BV1 SPIRAL Bevel Setup Software for Gleason Nos. 16, 106, 116, 7, and 7A spiral generators
(Uses Special Jobbing Method)
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CPC-BV4 STRAIGHT Bevel Setup Software for Gleason Machine No. 104 and 114 Coniflex Show me
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CPC-24 STRAIGHT Bevel Setup Software for Gleason Machine Nos. 12, 14, or 24 Coniflex Show me
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CPC-2A102 STRAIGHT Bevel Setup Software for Gleason Coniflex Generators No. 2A and No. 102 Show me
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CPC-26 SPIRAL and ZEROL Bevel Setup Software for Gleason Machine No. 26 (SJFB Versacut method) Show me
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CPC-HOB Set up any Gear Hobbing Machine, Differential or non-differential type Show me
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CPC-TMILL Set up any Thread Milling Machine to eight different thread/worm system specs Show me
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CPC-RATIO Find best change gear sets for any decimal ratio using FOUR or SIX gears from your actual gear inventory Show me
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CPC-DUP Duplex Helical Method for Gleason Nos. 106, 2 and 7A spiral generators.
CPC-DUP can only be applied for machines that ue Helical Motion (H20).
 
Spread-Blade cutters finish each gear and pinion in one operation for
best production.
 
For machines WITHOUT Helical Motion (e.g. No. 16 machine), see CPC-SB

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SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT:
When you receive or download the demo software, you should read the software license agreement before you purchase an activation key. Simply stated, Community PC licenses only the use of the software. Each module license authorizes the use of CPC software on a single computer.

Community PC retains all rights and privileges of ownership of CPC Software. CPC Software may be used on up to five computers belonging to the licensed user. If you need more than five licenses they may be purchased for 5% of single license price.

You can install an unactivated demo on any PC compatible computer, and you may give the demo to anyone. No permission is granted by Community PC to modify the software code in any way.


CPC modules are written for DOS versions 3.0 and later, and they run just as well in Microsoft Windows 3.1x, 95, 98, Me, NT 3.5 & 4.0, Win2000, and WindowsXP 32 bit.

If you are installing on 64-bit versions of Windows (Vista or Win7), visit FAQ About MicroSoft Versions. This FAQ describes MicroSoft's free XP MODE and how it can run all your 16-bit apps - but you must have the right version of Windows!

Sorry, not tested with Macintosh computers. If anyone has tested on a Mac, please let me know.

Please Note:
You might assume that CPC programs should duplicate your library of OEM summaries and setups. This is seldom the case however, for a number of reasons. CPC software is automated to be applied by a broad base of users. Setups that were produced manually over a period of years by different individuals are not necessarily consistent in choice of tooling, constants, graphical readings, rounding, etc. As far as applicablility is concerned, there is nothing inherently wrong with manually produced setups. You have likely proven them out on your machines.
If you've banged on the demo and are still not convinced, then let us produce a setup to your specs, free of charge, to try on your machine. We want you to be confident in your decision.


All CPC software comes with complete context-sensitive help. Touch the F1 key and information is displayed about the prompt you're viewing. No searching through documentation or help topics!

Software is described below. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page or contact us. The revision history for each module may be viewed at the Software Revision Page.











 

CPC-SB - Creates DUPLEX SPREAD-BLADE SPIRAL summaries for Gleason Nos. 16, 7 and 3" Generators!

This PC Program is for Gleason Spiral Generators with or without cutter tilt, and does not require Helical Motion (H20) which makes it a possible choice for Gleason No. 16 . Typically, the recommendation is to apply CPC-SB to 12 DP and finer. CPC-SB is ideal for both job shop and production work - one operation on fine pitches to finish cut each member and same cutter applied to each member.

Pattern control can favor the loaded tooth surfaces when service is one-direction rotation. If better pattern control is required, then consider CPC-DUP or CPC-BV1.

"Spread Blade" cutters have alternate blades that cut inside and outside tooth faces and thus finish cut both sides for fine pitches. Other pressure angles (between 17.5 and 22.5 degrees) may be cut with cutter number "O" in all cases, but if the machine has cutter tilt you can use other available cutter numbers. The software calculates the proper cutter tilt and swivel plus necessary machine setting adjustments.

Default input values are calculated where possible. Default input values may be changed, but CPC-SB warns of questionable choices. This warning is usually the Tooth Taper Ratio, which is between 1 and 1.5 when a successful summary is found. User has discretion to choose cutter diameter and cutter number within limits, and some experimentation is allowed with tooth proportions.

CPC-SB Features:
Machine constants are built in for Nos. 16 and 7 machines.
    Summaries are clearly identified and saved separately for each different method and machine no.
Default dimensions and tooling choices based on industry standards
    Duplex taper is automatically determined for tooth proportions per method criteria.
Saves setup/summary history to an internal database
    You may rerun an "old design", make changes and save, or save anew to preserve the "old design".
    CPC-SB remembers all print specs and choices with one click.
No graphs, tables, or calculator necessary
    Graphical and tabular data are built in. All choices are automatic where possible. Choices that require
    user intervention are initially calculated and displayed by default where possible and explained in
    the F1 help screens.
Nominal Cutter Listing is included
    Inventory of cutter tooling may be customized by selecting "Tooling" option at the main menu.
    Using this table is optional, but can be useful to determine cutter availability while creating
    a suitable summary.
CPC-SB develops all gear design dimensions, change gears, and machine settings.
Uses change gear inventory that comes standard with machines
    CPC-SB develops working Ratio (Nc75) and Index (30/N) change gears.
Complete data sheet specific for machine for each job
    Dimension sheet, all machine settings, and cutter specs can be reviewed
    on screen and then printed out for job folder. Unlike summaries you may be used to,
    data sheets show only settings necessary for the target machine to avoid confusion.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 displays help and suggestions for the current input.
 
Click here to view sample spread blade summary for No. 16 - No Cutter Tilt
Click here to view sample spread blade summary for No. 16 - Cutter Tilt Used

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CPC-SB Price:
380.00 USD

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CPC-UNI - Creates SPIRAL, HYPOID and ZEROL summaries for Gleason Nos. 16, 106, 116, 108 and 118 machines!

This PC Program is for Gleason Hypoid Spiral Generators with cutter tilt. Unitool is ideal for job shop work for two reasons - requires no more than 6 cutters with fixed point widths, and the pinion is cut "in Place". This means that the operator can cut and test a complete pair without further calculations!

CPC-UNI creates Formate Hypoid and Spiral gearset summaries. Generated Spiral and Zerol summaries are for ratios below 3:1 and for intersecting axes only. Formate Hypoid summaries are for ratios above 3:1 and produce pairs with or without pinion offset. The hypoid gear is cut formate.

Gleason machines are able to use special Unitool rotary face milling style cutters. Unitool cutters are balanced 20 degree pressure angle, specially ground to achieve lengthwise and profile ease-off. Blades are mounted permanently and the point width is fixed for each cutter. Blades alternate between inside and outside blades just as in a standard spiral cutter. Other pressure angles (between 17.5 and 22.5 degrees) may be cut since the software calculates the proper cutter tilt necessary.

If you are not familiar with Gleason's Unitool method, you can read more about it in the Unitool FAQ topic.

As a matter of interest, the unitool method can be applied to any machine with cutter tilt.

Regular spiral cutters may be used for roughing.

Cutting the pinion "in-Place" means that bearing corrections observed in a testing machine are directly (although inversely) applied to the production machine - No propotional changes necessary!

Default input values are calculated where possible. Default input values may be changed, but CPC-UNI warns of questionable choices. Choices that won't work are prevented and options are explained in the help screens.

Please Note:This program will produce summaries for both intersecting and NON-intersecting shafts.

CPC-UNI Features:
   Choose to Specify Gear Outside Diameter instead of Diametral Pitch
    Users that work from samples usually have difficulty with Diametral Pitch, which is a required input.
    CPC-UNI now accepts Outside Diameter of the gear as a substitute for Diametral Pitch. The program then calculates
    Diametral Pitch. This can avoid errors and makes working with samples much easier.
Machine constants are built in for Nos. 16, 106, 116, 108 and 118 machines.
    Summaries are clearly identified and saved separately for each different method and machine no.
Default dimensions and tooling choices based on industry standards
Offers root line adjustments (Tilted, Duplex as well as Standard)
    User selected based on print specs.
Summaries for angular sets (shaft angles other than 90 degrees)
   
Saves setup/summary history to an internal database
    You may rerun an "old design", make changes and save, or save as new.
    CPC-UNI remembers all print specs and choices with one click.
No graphs, tables, or calculator necessary
    All tables are built in. All choices are automatic where possible. Choices that require
    user intervention are defaulted where possible and explained in the F1 help screens.
CPC-UNI develops all gear design dimensions, change gears, and machine settings.
    Gear blank design (to Gleason's 1971 Design of Hypoid Gear Blanks) and tooth checking
    dimensions, all finishing machine settings, roughing point width, and Unitool cutter
    specification.
Uses change gear inventory that comes standard with machines
    CPC-UNI develops all Roll ratio (Nc75 or Nc50) and Index (30/N or 22.5/N) change gears.
Complete data sheet specific for machine for each job
    Dimension sheet, all machine settings, and cutters
    can be reviewed on screen and then printed out for job folder. Unlike summaries you may have
    seen, data sheets show only settings necessary for the target machine to avoid confusion.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample Hypoid Unitool summary for No. 16
Click here to view sample Hypoid Unitool summary for No. 116
Click here to view sample Generated Unitool summary for No. 106

CPC-UNI Price:
895.00 USD

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CPC-HYP - Creates HYPOID summaries for four Spiral Bevel Gear Generators!

Currently in Extended (field) testing - successful summaries are being produced.
Please report any issues you find or simply comment on useability - all inputs are appreciated!

This PC Program is for Gleason Nos. 16, 106, 116, and 26 Hypoid Spiral Generators using Spread-Blade Gear & Fixed-Setting Pinion method. Produces all finishing, roughing and pinion propotional changes settings. These machines use rotary face milling style cutter. Pinion propotional changes allow control of tooth bearing pattern.

Default input values are calculated where possible. Default input values may be changed, but CPC-HYP warns of questionable choices. Choices that won't work are prevented and options are explained in the help screens.

Please Note:This program produces summaries for NON-intersecting shafts only. See CPC-BV1 or CPC-26 for intersecting axes.

CPC-HYP Features:
   Choose to Specify Gear Outside Diameter instead of Diametral Pitch
Users that work from samples usually have difficulty with Diametral Pitch, which is a required input.
CPC-HYP now accepts Outside Diameter of the gear as a substitute for Diametral Pitch. The program then calculates
Diametral Pitch. This can avoid errors and makes working with samples much easier.
   Custom Cutter inventory is now fully maintainable. Cutters may be "Requested" during Summary Creation
User may now switch between the Standard Blade List (Fixed) or the new Custom Cutter Inventory list. Using the
Custom Cutter Inventory list, it is easier to determine if you have the cutter, or need to order the cutter,
or play "What if" to try different cutters.

When Custom Cutter Inventory is selected at Options/Preferences, cutters may be added ("Requested") while
at Pinion and Gear Blade selection windows. "Requested" cutters may be inspected as a group from the Cutter
Inventory Maintenance screen. This simplifies ordering, changing status, identifying with specific jobs, etc.
   Proportional Changes may be applied directly to machine settings
User may manage, view, and print machine settings with applied Proportional Changes.
This gives operator an accurate printout of modified settings - no calculator required.
Proportional Changes are saved as separate component of a nominal summary for later review and tweaking.

All machine constants are built into program for Nos. 16, 106, 116, and 26 machines.
    Summaries are clearly identified and saved separately for each different machine no.

Machines No. 11 or No. 22 may be optionally selected for roughing

Default dimensions and tooling choices based on industry standards
    Gear set dimensions are suggested, where possible, to assist when working from samples.
    Standard Blade List defines point width, pressure angles, and edge radii for standard cutters.
    Custom Cutter Inventory uses [F1] help screens to present information when entering new cutters.

Offers root line adjustments (Tilted, Duplex as well as Standard)
    User selected based on print specs.

Saves Complete Dimensions/Setup/Summary to History Plus Proportional Changes
    You may rerun an "old design", make changes and save, or save as new. If desired, apply
    Proportional Changes to the nominal design if Proportional Changes were saved to history.
    Repeatibility is assured when recreating a summary from history.

No graphs, tables, or calculator necessary
    All tables are built in. All choices are automatic where possible. Choices that require
    user intervention are defaulted where possible and explained in the F1 help screens.

Accepts standard blade tooling, and helps identify tooling requirenments
    before the quote goes out. Use inventory tooling where possible,
    use default cutter specs to order tooling if not.

Develops all gear design dimensions, change gears, and machine settings.
    Gear blank and tooth checking dimensions, all roughing and finishing machine settings,
    cutter specification, and stand-alone pinion propotional changes.

Uses change gear inventory that comes standard with machines
    CPC-HYP develops all Roll ratio (Nc75 or Nc50) and Index (30/N or 22.5/N) change gears.
    Roller gears for pinion finishing are shown when modified roll is used.

Suggests and calculates Modified Roll where necessary
    No modified roll used when not required. Special screen allows user to quickly apply offsets
    calculated for "no modified" roll or to enter custom amount of modified roll when desired.

Option/Preference to skip or find Ratio Roll Gear sets
    Finding change gear sets slows down the creation process. If you want to quickly do some
    "what if" trials back and forth, you may want to temporarily skip finding change gear sets.
    This feature is easily toggled on/off at Options/Preferences from the Main Menu.

Complete data sheet specific for machine for each job
    Dimension sheet, all roughing and finishing machine settings, cutters, and proportional changes
    can be reviewed on screen and then printed out for job folder. Unlike summaries you may have
    seen, data sheets show only settings necessary for the target machine to avoid confusion.

Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
   
Click here to view sample summary - No. 116
Click here to view sample summary - No. 26
Click here to view sample summary - No. 16

CPC-HYP Price:
780.00 USD

ATTENTION LICENSEES OF either CPC-BV1 or CPC-26 Spiral Bevel program - Your discounted price for CPC-HYP is 624.00 USD (20% off)!

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CPC-FS - Creates summaries for No. 116 Spiral Bevel Gear Generator

Currently in Beta (field) testing - no distribution/download available at this time

This PC Program is for Gleason No. 116 Hypoid Spiral Generators using Spread-Blade Gear & Fixed-Setting Pinion method. Produces all dimensions, finishing, roughing and propotional changes. These machines use rotary face milling style cutter. Pinion propotional changes allow control of tooth bearing pattern.

Default input values are calculated where possible. Default input values may be changed, but CPC-FS warns of questionable choices. Choices that won't work are prevented and options are explained in the help screens.

Please Note:This program produces summaries for INTERSECTING shafts only. See CPC-HYP for non-intersecting (offset) axes.

CPC-FS Fixed Setting Method Features:
All machine constants are built into program for No. 116 machine.
    Summaries are clearly identified and saved separately for each different machine no.
Default dimensions and tooling choices based on industry standards
Offers root line adjustments (Tilted, Duplex as well as Standard)
    User selected based on print specs.
Saves setup/summary history to an internal database
    You may rerun an "old design", make changes and save, or save as new.
    CPC-FS remembers all print specs and choices with one click.
    Gear blank and tooth checking dimensions, all roughing and finishing machine settings,
    cutter specification, and pinion propotional changes.
Uses change gear inventory that comes standard with machines
Complete data sheet specific for machine for each job
    Dimension sheet, all roughing and finishing machine settings, cutters, and propotional changes
    can be reviewed on screen and then printed out for job folder. Unlike summaries you may have
    seen, data sheets show only settings necessary for the target machine to avoid confusion.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample summary - No. 116

CPC-FS Price:
Sorry, not available at this time

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Module CPC-BV1 - Creates summaries for 5 different Spiral Bevel Gear Generators
Added 106 and 116 machine with settings seamlessly converted from no. 16 calculations!

This setup module is for Gleason Nos. 16, 7, and 7A spiral generators. Machine settings for 106 and 116 machines are converted from No. 16 settings automatically. This software uses the Special Jobbing Method (SJM) plus conversions. These machines use a rotary face milling style cutter. Cutter selection controls tooth bearing pattern.

Often a range of cutters will be useable for a particular summary, and a wide range of gearset specs can be manufactured with minimal tooling inventory.

CPC-BV1 provides default input values where possible. Default input values may be changed, but CPC-BV1 informs you of questionable choices. Choices that won't work are prevented and options are explained in the help screens.

Standard tooling for the method is already entered in an easily updated table.

Please Note:This program produces summaries for intersecting shafts only; i.e. this method does NOT allow hypoid offset.
See CPC-HYP (above) for non-intersecting axes summaries.

CPC-BV1 Features:
All machine constants are built into program for Nos. 16, 106, 116, 7, and 7A machines.
    Summaries are clearly identified and saved separately for each different machine no.
Default dimensions and tooling choices based on industry standards
Optionally enter dimensions and make tooling selections as necessary
Handles angular sets (shaft angle not 90 Degrees)
Suggests correct long (pinion) & short (gear) addendums
    Necessary in high ratio sets where small number of pinion teeth would
    otherwise result in undercut.
Determines balanced tooth strength by suggesting best tooth thicknesses
    Tooth thickness can be entered to cut one member to match an existing set.
Saves setup/summary history to an internal database
    You may rerun an old summary, make changes and save, or save as new.
No graphs, tables, or calculator necessary
Accepts your custom tooling, and identifies your inventory tooling
    Create summaries using only your inventory tooling, or use suggested standard tooling
    when your available tooling is inadequate. Easily play "what if" with a number of choices.
    CPC-BV1 develops all gear design dimensions, change gears, and machine settings.
Uses change gear inventory that comes standard with machine
CPC-BV1 develops all Roll ratio (Nc75) and Index (30/N) change gears
Complete dimension sheet and machine settings can be reviewed on screen and
    printed out for use at machine

Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample summary

CPC-BV1 Price:
830.00 USD

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Module CPC-BV4 - Coniflex Straight Bevel Gear Generator

This setup module is for Gleason No. 104 & 114 Coniflex machines. These machines use two rotary milling style cutters. Cutters control tooth bearing pattern. Often a range of cutters will be useable for a particular summary.

CPC-BV4 improves on the traditional summary calculation method by giving the user control over tooth profile as well as bearing. For this reason, you should expect machine settings in CPC-BV4 summaries to differ slightly from machine settings in summaries based on the "traditional" method.

CPC-BV4 provides all dimensional input based on industry standards and suggests all appropriate cutter choices for a range of tooth bearings. These default input values may be changed, but CPC-BV4 informs you of questionable choices. Choices that won't work are prevented and explained.

CPC-BV4 Features:
All Metric dimensions and settings may be optionally printed
    Cutter offsets are now calculated and displayed for metric machines.
OD Input has been added
    Enter OD instead of NDP when working from samples. Displays equivalents
    (NDP, CP, Module) each time you change OD to quickly judge the likey design value.
Make tooth Profile adjustments automatically.
    Program uses Tilted Root Line and other setting adjustments to
    automatically create your desired profile mismatch.
Select either 104 or 114 machine. No other machine data required
Default dimensions and tooling choices based on industry standards
    You optionally enter dimensions and tooling selections when necessary.
Handles angular sets (shaft angle is not 90 Degrees)
Suggests correct long (pinion) & short (gear) addendums
    Necessary in high ratio sets where small number of pinion teeth would
    otherwise result in undercut.
Determines balanced tooth strength by suggesting best tooth thicknesses
    Tooth thickness can be entered to cut one member to match an existing set.
Saves setup/summary history to an internal database
    You may rerun an old summary, make changes, save, or save as new.
No graphs, tables, or calculator necessary
    CPC-BV4 develops all gear design dimensions, change gears, and machine settings.
Keeps a list of your change gear inventory
    You may add new sizes to cut prime and other size gears missing from 22.5/N table.
All Roll ratio and Index change gears supplied on summary
You can choose Nc/25 or Nc/50 to keep same selection gear on machine
    A suggested selection gear is displayed during setup.
Complete dimension sheet and machine settings can be reviewed on screen and
    printed out for use at machine

Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample summary in imperial units
Click here to view sample summary in metric units

CPC-BV4 Price:
780.00 USD

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Module CPC-24 - Straight Bevel Gear Shaper

This setup module is for Gleason No. 12,14, & 24 Coniflex machines. These machines use two planer-style cutters having specified rack form pressure angle and point width. Setup includes Coniflex A & B dial settings for pattern control.

CPC-24 Features:
Produces complete machine setup and design summary
    Develops gear dimensions, angles, tooth proportions, and all machine settings
    including ratio roll and cradle roll change gears ready for the shop floor.
Dual Pitch (DP1/DP2) added to System choices - (e.g. 3/4 pitch)
    Even though Dual Pitch System is obsolete, it may be necessary to duplicate a single member when
    Addendum of the obsolete set is defined to be 1/DP2. DP1 defines dedendum and other tooth dimensions.
    Also, there is no modified profile in Dual Pitch System.
OD Option has been added to menu
    Enter Gear OD and let CPC-24 calculate NDP when working from samples. Displays equivalents
    (NDP, CP, Module) each time you change OD to quickly judge the likey design value.
Handles angular gear sets (shaft angle is not 90 Degrees)
Suggests correct long (pinion) & short (gear) addendums
    Necessary in high ratio sets where small number of pinion teeth would
    otherwise result in undercut.
Determines balanced tooth strength by suggesting best tooth thicknesses
    Tooth thickness can be entered to cut one member to match an existing set.
Saves setup history to an internal database
    Allows rerunning any of your prior setups at any time.
Keeps track of all your cutters
    User may inventory tooling for each machine. Useful for tooling inventory control.
Index gear sets based on N30 Table
    Fast, and always fits on the machine.
CPC-24 finds best matching Ratio Roll gearsets
    A missing change gear size list is maintained for each machine.
    85,87,88,92,93,94,95,96 are default missing sizes.
    User may add or remove sizes from each machine's missing gear list.
No graphs, tables, or calculator necessary
    CPC-24 develops all gear design dimensions, change gears, and machine settings.
Complete dimension sheet and machine setup can be reviewed on screen.
Windows print dialog automatically displays printer choices each time you print
    Print to any printer you have access to as well as your Windows default printer.
CPC-24 creates a .txt file image of your printed setup/summary
    Setup .txt files are referenced to each printed setup/summary. Handy for Emailing.
    These files can be opened and printed from any word processor.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view No. 14 sample summary
Click here to view No. 24 sample summary

CPC-24 Price:
770.00 USD

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Module CPC-2A/102 - Coniflex Straight Bevel Generator

This setup module is for Gleason No. 2A & 102 Coniflex machines. These machines use rotary milling-style cutters and are typically used to cut 10NDP or finer gears. Very productive, fast floor-to-floor times.

CPC-2A/102 Features:
Produces complete machine setup and design summary
    Develops gear dimensions, angles, tooth proportions, and
    all machine settings ready for the shop floor.
Handles angular gear sets (shaft angle is not 90 Degrees)
    Knows limits of machine and warns when there is a problem.
Provides Formate cutting option
    Formate cutting may be only way to produce certain sets at large shaft angles.
   Clutch (Face Gear) summaries - Clutch summary uses
    G2H-186 series generating cams. User has full control over Tooth proportions.
    Pitch angle and Machine root angle are automatically set to 90 Deg.
    Shaft angle is autmatically set to 180 Deg.
Suggests correct long (pinion) & short (gear) addendums
    Necessary in high ratio sets where small number of pinion teeth would
    otherwise result in undercut.
Achieves balanced tooth strength by suggesting best tooth thicknesses
    Tooth thickness can be entered to cut one member to match an existing set.
Saves setup history to an internal database with one click
    You can rerun any of your prior setups at any time.
Automatically directs you to extra-depth feed cam only when necessary
Does not require tables, graphs, or calculator. Fully self contained
Windows printer-friendly.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample summary

CPC-2A Price:
790.00 USD

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Module CPC-26 - Spiral Bevel Generator

This setup module is for Gleason No. 26 spiral bevel machine. The basic No. 26 may be used in several processes: roughing, finishing, grinding, production, and in "jobber" (Small Job Fixed Blade) mode. High production requires the fixed-blade setup method which requires special cutters/bodies specific to the job.

CPC-26 Features:
ZEROL summary creation added (ZEROL feature still in testing phase)
Produces setup and design summary for the jobber (SJFB) method only An SJFB setup requires each member to be machine mounted and cut twice. This is quite acceptable for small lots and is Gleason's recommendation to control contact pattern and profile bearing. Because of its ability to use your tooling cutters to cover a range of pitches and ratios, the No. 26 machine is ideally suited for small job lots and the SJFB method.

Please Note:This program produces summaries for intersecting shafts only. There is no input for Hypoid offset. If you need hypoid summaries, see CPC-HYP software above. If you require higher productivity and want to cut gear in single operation, see CPC-FS software above.


Suggests best balanced tooth proportions
    You can change recommended tooth thickness, depth, etc. to suit your design.
Handles angular gear sets
    You specify the shaft angle. CPC-26 warns when machine limit is reached.
You make tooling choices from suggested optimized selections
    Displays all possible choices based on your tooling inventory.
    Your tooling inventory is entered once for all subsequent summaries.
Print out complete machine setup for roughing and finishing
    Includes gear design, all machine settings, and change gears.
Any setup can be saved to and retrieved from database
Accurate first-time setups are produced quickly
    Helps make small lot sizes profitable.
Warns you whenever a potential problem could occur
    Permits you to continue if not critical, or allows you to alter your inputs.
Field trials have demonstrated first-piece accuracy of these summaries
    First sets come off finished. Contact patterns are as predicted by summary.
    bias settings and recutting are unnecessary when machine is in good
    condition, and summary has not been "pushed" too far in order to
    accomodate a lack of recommended cutters.
Bias settings are provided, just in case
    You control contact pattern location by applying calculated proportional
    changes to pre-determined machine settings.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample summary

CPC-26 Price:
980.00 USD

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Module CPC-HOB - For All Gear Hobbing Machines

CPC-HOB is a simple and painless way to set up all types of gear hobbers. You select a machine, enter gear specs, and CPC-HOB creates a complete set of change gears - for differential or non-differential machines. You easily control table feed even in helical gear setups for machines without a differential.

CPC-HOB Features:
Maintains a customized list of your hobbing machines.
    Enter machine constants once and only once. If you have difficulty
    finding out what your hob machine constants are, we can do it for you.
    This is the only time you need to consider what a machine constant is!
Works for all types of gear hobbing machines:
    with differential, without differential, dial feed, or tangential feed.
Change gear inventories may be customized for each machine.
    Enter a min. and max. size and enter missing sizes to be excluded
    from change gear sets.
Simply select a machine from the machine list and enter gear specs
    Suggest a table feed and CPC-HOB does the rest.
Enter gear data as NDP, NCP, TDP, Module, AGMA Stub or Fellows Stub tooth
    Enter helix angle in Degrees/Minutes or Decimal Degrees.
Don't like a change gear set?
    Remove, multiply, divide, or factor change gear sizes easily on screen
    for any change gear set (index, differential, or feed). CPC-HOB will
    not let you make a mistake, and tells you what's wrong if you try.
Creates "hybrid" setups to cut large prime number teeth on spur gears
    Using CPC-HOB's Dual option, you can create a setup that does not require
    prime change gears. NOTE: Dual setups require a differential machine designed
    to use feed change gears, and not hydraulic feed.
Determines nominal OD and over pin measurement
    You specify Pressure angle and Min/Max backlash allowance.
Creates matching RH and LH setups for non-differential machines
    Ever cut the same gear in both RH and LH helix? CPC-HOB
    easily produces both setups using same feed gears - When 1st gear
    is finished, simply change index gears and table angle to cut the 2nd gear.
Windows print dialog automatically displays printer choices each time you print
    Print to any printer you have access to as well as your Windows default printer.
    Print out specs and gear sets for a working machine setup every time.
CPC-HOB creates a .txt file image of your printed setup
    Setup .txt files are referenced to each printed setup, or optionally configured as a
    single "last setup" .txt file. Handy for Emailing setups. Can be opened and printed
    from any word processor.
User Preference screen to control a number of options
    Printing, print file configuration, operating system, and index gear train size and range.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Complete 53 page manual available exclusively to licensed users.
    CPC-HOB Software User's Guide for Hobbing Machines is sent by Email when requested by
    a registered licensed user. Available in either Adobe .PDF or Word .DOC format.
Click here to view sample non-differential setup
Click here to view sample differential setup

CPC-HOB Price:
600.00 USD
Upgrade to the latest download version from all earlier registered versions: Free

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Module CPC-TMILL - For All Thread Milling and Grinding Machines

A complete User Guide for CPC-TMILL is now available to licensed users. If you haven't received one, please email your name and company name to:

CPC-TMILL Features:
Easily specify thread from eight English/Metric thread and worm systems
    Choose from NDP, NCP, AxCP, MODULE, or TPI. Inch or metric system.
Switch between Metric and English units at any time
Thread milling machines are easily listed in CPC-TMILL for setup selection
    Configure CPC-TMILL for all of your machines based on each machine's
    design and operation. In most cases, change gear formula can be typed in
    word for word (e.g. LEAD x PI / 2 where program recognizes PI as 3.14159 26535 89793).
Four-gear change sets are calculated using auxillary change gears
    Switch-selected machine lead ratios, etc. based on machine design.
    You choose options during a setup.
    When running CPC-TM on a slow PC, you may [Esc] at any time to review
    the gears found. This is often an accurate set of gears which you may either
    accept or continue to get best accuracy.
Finds machine cutter angle setting and all specs for cutter
    (depth, point width, and minimum body width).
Quickly determines accurate lead change gears
    Handles partial change gear inventories configured for individual machines.
Determines over pin measurement from Min/Max backlash specification
Print out complete dimension and machine setup
    (worm specs, over-pin measurement, gears, angle, cutter spec, etc.) in inch or metric system.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample in imperial units
Click here to view sample summary in metric units

CPC-TMILL Price:
425.00 USD

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Module CPC-RATIO - The Premier Change Gear Finder

Most manual machines such as hobbers, shapers, thread mills, hob grinders, rack machines, etc. use change gears, right? Simply stated, CPC-RATIO finds change gear sets based on YOUR machines and YOUR gear inventories. It's one thing to find the best gear set - it's something else to find a "best" gear set limited to the change gears you have and assure that it will mesh on the machine. CPC-RATIO will maintain each machine's configuration under its unique name and makes each machine available to you when you need a new gearset. CPC-RATIO is a universal gear set finder and will easily pay for itself after a few uses.

A complete User Guide for CPC-RATIO is now available to licensed users. If you haven't received one, please email your name and company name to:

CPC-RATIO Features:
Find 4-gear or 6-gear change gear sets for your machines
    On today's fast computers, the best four-gear set takes only a few seconds. Best six-gear
    sets require more time, depending on your configuration (gear range, missing gear size list,
    extra gear size list, etc.).
Create Fellows-style gearsets
    For example: Fellows No. 7 © shapers employ the A + B driver/driven pair on fixed centers,
    which in turn imposes a min. / max. range on C + D final driver/driven pair. Even
    in a case like this, CPC-RATIO can be set up to faithfully produce a change gear set.
Find Absolute Best Ratio or Specify Allowable Error
    You can find change gears in a book of decimal ratios; but try to find the best set of gears
    from your gear inventory and that will fit on your machine. CPC-RATIO is doing a lot for you.
    For a 6-gear set this can take a little longer, so you can decide on a best ratio or
    speed things up by setting a reasonable error allowance.
    All Machines Available from One Destop Icon
    CPC-RATIO accepts any number of machines and maintains all related data for each one.
    Once you enter a machine's data, you never need to reenter it. Just select the machine,
    calculate the variable portion of the formula displayed to you, and print your gearset.
    That's all!
    Separate desktop icons may still be used if desired, but it is not required for the purpose
    of maintaining different machines.
    Group Machines that use a Common Change Gear Inventory
    Machines may have different formulas, constants, etc. but may draw their change gears from
    a common inventory. Rather than enter inventory range, missing sizes and extra sizes for
    each machine, these lists are entered once and easily copied to other machines that you want
    to group together in the machine selection list. To repeat, only the inventory is shared
    by a group so that constant values and formulas are maintained uniquely for each machine.
    Unlimited Gear Size Lists
    Lists of Missing Sizes and Extra Sizes are now unlimited and easily maintained. For
    example, enter a basic range, like 30-100. Next enter all missing sizes within that range,
    (like 36, 77, 92, etc). Then enter all extra sizes available (like 24, 30, 60, 113, 127, etc).
    You can fully describe each machine's unique gear inventory this way, or create a shared
    inventory for a group of machines. And, the lists are sorted when you finish editing!
    Machine Formula Entry
    CPC-RATIO accepts a change gear formula just as you find it in your machine's manual. Type
    the formula straight from the book using a few simple rules.

    When you need to find a gearset, Touch F10 and select the machine you are setting up. CPC-RATIO
    will display the variable portion of the machine's formula for you to calculate. When [Entered]
    CPC-RATIO automatically applies the constants in the machine's formula and finds the gearset.
    This simplifies the user's calculation and minimizes the chance for mistakes.

    For simple ratios that don't involve a formula, the first selection in the machine list is
    always the Simplified 1:1 Machine choice. You configure the Simplified 1:1 choice just as
    you would for any machine (gear range, gear lists, etc.) except for formula, of course.
    Maintainability
    When you touch F10 key, you have access to any machine recorded in CPC-RATIO.
    If gears are in use on another machine in a group, add those sizes to the group's
    Missing Sizes List. from then on, any setups performed for any other machine
    in the group will not include those sizes. When the sizes are returned to inventory,
    simply remove them from the Missing Sizes List for the group.
Print report option to record your gearset and its configuration
    Save a copy of change gear set(s) along with your prints and specs for the job.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 always displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample of 4-gear set using formula

CPC-RATIO Price:
225.00 USD

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CPC-DUP - Creates DUPLEX SPREAD-BLADE SPIRAL summaries for Gleason Nos. 106, 2 and 7A machines.

PLEASE NOTE:
CPC-DUP will only work for machines using Helical Motion (H20). If your Spiral Bevel Generator does NOT use Helical Motion (e.g. No. 16), see CPC-SB.

This PC Program is for Gleason Spiral Generators with or without cutter tilt. CPC-DUP is ideal for both job shop and production work - one operation on fine pitches to finish cut each member and same cutter applied to each member.

Pattern control can favor the loaded tooth surfaces when service is one-direction rotation.

"Spread Blade" cutters have alternate blades that cut inside and outside tooth faces and thus finish cut both sides for fine pitches. Other pressure angles (between 17.5 and 22.5 degrees) may be cut with cutter number "O" in all cases, but if the machine has cutter tilt you can use other available cutter numbers. The software calculates the proper cutter tilt and swivel plus necessary machine setting adjustments.

Default input values are calculated where possible. Default input values may be changed,but CPC-DUP warns of questionable choices. User has discretion to choose cutter diameter and cutter number within limits, so some experimentation is allowed.

CPC-DUP Features:
Machine constants are built in for Nos. 2, 106 and 7A machines.
    Summaries are clearly identified and saved separately for each different method and machine no.
Special Skip Interval and index change gears for No. 2 machine.
    Number of teeth to skip is selectable from custom list based on cradle roll and teeth to cut.
    Option to skip index change gears and display index ratio to speed up summary process.
Default dimensions and tooling choices based on industry standards
    Duplex taper is automatically determined for tooth proportions per method criteria.
Saves setup/summary history to an internal database
    You may rerun an "old design", make changes and save, or save as new.
    CPC-DUP remembers all print specs and choices with one click.
No graphs, tables, or calculator necessary
    Graphical and tablular data are built in. All choices are automatic where possible. Choices that require
    user intervention are defaulted where possible and explained in the F1 help screens.
CPC-DUP develops all gear design dimensions, change gears, and machine settings.
Uses change gear inventory that comes standard with machines
    CPC-DUP develops working Ratio (Nc75 or Nc50) and Index (30/N) change gears.
Complete data sheet specific for machine for each job
    Dimension sheet, all machine settings, and cutter specs
    can be reviewed on screen and then printed out for job folder. Unlike summaries you may be used to,
    data sheets show only settings necessary for the target machine to avoid confusion.
Comes complete with on-line context sensitive help screens
    As you move from input to input, the F1 key "keeps up" with you.
    F1 displays help and suggestions for the current input.
Click here to view sample spread blade summary for No. 7A Duplex Machine

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CPC-DUP Price:
680.00 USD

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How do I obtain a license and activate the software?

The easy way is to call Ash Gear & Supply (248) 374-6155 and let Scott Atkinson show you how. But keep reading to find out how a demo becomes fully functional.

(1)   Send Ash Gear the ID number reported from the demo program installed on your computer.

(2)   Include a list of specific software modules you want to activate.

(3)   Be sure to include your company name, contact person, address, and phone with your order.

Where do I find the COMPUTER ID NUMBER?

A Computer ID number identifies a specific computer for software activation. Be sure you have installed the demo on the computer where you intend to run the software. Start up the demo and select "READ & ACTIVATE". Select "I AGREE". The registration screen will display the ID number (beginning with "CPC") for the software on your computer.

You may install and run CPC software on a Local Area Network system, but the license and ID number will correspond only to the workstation from which you run the demo. In other words, each workstation has a unique PC ID and Activation Key.

How do I register my company? Why do I need to send in contact information?

Ash Gear and CPC need to know how to identify the licensee of registered software. If you need new keys, it is important that we know that you, as licensed user, are making the request. We guarantee that the information you give us will be confidential.

What is an Activation Key?

An activation key is a string of characters that, when typed into the demo, turns the demo into a full version software solution. From then on, the program runs normally. Future program updates are fully functional using the same activation key(s).

Some companies sell a parallel port connector that you install on the back of your computer called a hardware protection device, or "dongle". Dongles are generally a nuisance, but many software companies use them to protect their products from software "pirates". Our method protects the software with minimal inconvenience. Unlike a dongle, an activation key can be sent instantly by E-mail, FAX or phone to anyone anywhere. Also, you can have many licensed program modules without requiring a single dongle.

Each computer has an ID number which we use to generate an activation key. Once you receive the activation key for your computer/program combination, simply enter it into the demo's registration screen. It's that simple.

Your purchase includes up to five (5) activation keys for additional computer licenses that are to be used only by you or your company. We suggest that you save some of these five requests for future changes to your computer hardware that might affect the ID number and activation key.

Additional licenses?

Additional licenses beyond the first five are available only to the original purchaser at a price not to exceed 5% of current module license price. For example, CPC-HOB module license costs $600.00 USD for the original user license. You can request four more activation keys at no charge. The 6th activation key request would cost no more than 5% of $600.00 or $30.00 USD.

If you have any questions, here are a number of ways to contact us.

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