Helios Hera 500

CNC Gear Hobbing Machine

2.11 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 Heidenhain® 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 12.0 mn 2.11 DP
Minimum number of teeth 4 -
Maximum workpiece diameter 500 mm 19.685 in
Total axial travel 380 mm 14.960 in
Minimum axial travel 250 mm 9.842 in
Maximum axial travel 630 mm 24.803 in
Total radial travel of hob head 360 mm 14.173 in
Minimum radial travel of hob head 40 mm 1.574 in
Maximum radial travel of hob head 400 mm 17.748 in
Total tailstock travel 420 mm 16.535 in
Minimum tailstock travel 400 mm 15.748 in
Maximum tailstock travel 820 mm 32.283 in
Maximum work spindle speed 110 rpm -
Hob Head
Maximum spindle speed 500 rpm -
Maximum hob diameter 220 mm 8.661 in
Maximum cutter width 260 mm 10.236 in
Maximum cutter shift 240 mm 9.448 in
Swivel range -45° / +35° -
Width 3.570 m 11.7 ft
Depth 2.800 m 9.2 ft
Height 2.900 m 9.5 ft
Weight 13,000 kg 28,600 lb
Total connected load 90 kVA
Main spindle motor 28 kW (134 Nm)
Electrical connection 480V, 3 phase, 60 Hz

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