Helios Hera 500

CNC Gear Hobbing Machine

2.5 DP

Max Pitch Rating


RPM Hob Speed


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:
Driven via FANUC® torque motor.

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

Hera 500 Technical Specifications

Maximum pitch rating, hobbing 10.00 mn 2.54 DP
Maximum workpiece diameter 600 mm 23.62 in
Total axial travel 360 mm 14.17 in
Minimum axial position 230 mm 9.06 in
Maximum axial position 590 mm 23.23 in
Total radial travel of hob head 360 mm 14.17 in
Minimum radial position of hob head 60 mm 2.36 in
Maximum radial position of hob head 420 mm 16.54 in
Total tailstock travel 420 mm 16.54 in
Minimum tailstock position 400 mm 15.75 in
Maximum tailstock position 820 mm 32.28 in
Maximum work spindle speed 50 rpm -
Maximum table load 3,500 kg mm 7,716 lbs
Hob Head
Maximum spindle speed 500 rpm -
Maximum hob diameter 280 mm 11.02 in
Maximum cutter width 280 mm 11.02 in
Maximum cutter shift 250 mm 9.84 in
Swivel range +35° -45°
Width 3,500 mm 137.80 in
Depth 2,800 mm 110.24 in
Height 2,900 mm 114.17 in
Weight 14,000 kg 30,900 lb
Total connected load 80 kVA
Main spindle motor 12 kW
Electrical connection 220V, 3 phase, 60 Hz

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