Helios Hera 1000

CNC Gear Hobbing Machine

1.6 DP

Max Pitch Rating


Max Part Diameter


CNC Axes

High-speed direct-drive hob head with CNC shifting:
Automatic retraction of X-axis during power failure, preventing hob damage.

Direct drive torque motor for the work spindle.

Flexible standard dialogue program offering:
One or two gears on a single workpiece.
Radial, axial, climb, and/or conventional hobbing on single- or two-cut cycle.
Crowning (lead modification) and deburring using two equal hobs.
Automatic shifting over broken hob section.

CNC by FANUC® 0i-MF with 6 axes (optional 7):
Tangential position of hob head (shifting) by CNC.

Quality components and construction:
Precision, repeatability, and control with linear scales on the X-axis.
Cast iron machine base for optimum stability and dampening.


Minimal footprint for maximum production.


Conversational programming for quick, easy setup.


Quality components and construction.


Equipped to produce a variety of gear types and hobbed profiles.

Bolstering your quality and productivity.

The Hera 1000 vertical CNC gear hobbing machine combines advanced technology, precision components, and economic pricing to enable profitable production of high-quality spur gears, helical gears, worm gears, and other hobbed profiles.

Hera 1000 Technical Specifications

Maximum pitch rating, hobbing 16.00 mn 1.6 DP
Maximum workpiece diameter 1,050 mm 41.34 in
Total axial travel 600 mm 23.62 in
Minimum axial position 400 mm 15.75 in
Maximum axial position 1,000 mm 39.37 in
Total radial travel of hob head 650 mm 25.59 in
Minimum radial position of hob head 100 mm 3.94 in
Maximum radial position of hob head 750 mm 29.53 in
Total tailstock travel 600 mm 23.62 in
Minimum tailstock position 400 mm 15.75 in
Maximum tailstock position 1,000 mm 39.37 in
Maximum work spindle speed 50 rpm -
Maximum table load 5,500 kg mm 12,125 lbs
Hob Head
Maximum spindle speed 450 rpm -
Maximum hob diameter 320 mm 12.60 in
Maximum cutter width 340 mm 13.39 in
Maximum cutter shift 300 mm 11.81 in
Swivel range +35° -45°
Width 5,200 mm 204.72 in
Depth 3,200 mm 125.98 in
Height 3,800 mm 149.61 in
Weight 20,000 kg 44,000 lb
Total connected load 150 kVA
Main spindle motor 30 kW
Electrical connection 220V, 3 phase, 60 Hz

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