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CPC-BV4 - Software for Gleason® Nos. 104 & 114 Straight Bevel Generators

This program creates summaries for Gleason® Nos. 104 & 114 Coniflex® Straight Bevel Generators. 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.
Use it during your quote phase to avoid surprises and unforseen problems. Identify jobs requiring special tooling (as you know, customers have been known to send out "difficult" jobs).

CPC-BV4's unique features at a glance:
Metric and English dimensions and settings
    Optionally print Metric dimensions and machine settings, including cutter offsets.
    (all user inputs are in English units, however)
Enter Pitch, or optionally enter OD to find Pitch/Module
    Assists user with samples to quickly determine pitch or module.
Uses Tilted Root Line to control Profile Mismatch
    User enters desired profile mismatch and program automatically creates machine settings.
Select either 104 or 114 machine. No other machine data required
    Machine constants, tooling inventories, and change gear inventories are maintained
    by program for each individual machine in the shop.
Default dimensions and tooling choices based on industry standards
    You optionally enter dimensions and tooling selections when necessary. CPC-BV4
    detects and warns user when a problem is encountered with an input.
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 setup

CPC-BV4 Price:
780.00 USD

Download and Upgrade to the latest version: No Charge to registered users.


How do I obtain a license and activate the software?
Install CPC-BV4 demo on your PC and check it out. When you are satisfied and ready to purchase a license, call Scott Atkinson at Ash Gear & Supply (248) 374-6155. Scott will ask you for the COMPUTER ID NUMBER and will give you an ACTIVATION KEY.

The updated ID and Activation key pairs are all numerical.

Where do I find the COMPUTER ID NUMBER?
Be sure you have installed the demo on the computer where you intend to run the software. The ID Number is different for each PC. Start up the demo and select "READ & ACTIVATE". Then select "I AGREE". The next screen displays the ID number for the software on your computer.

An activation key is a string of characters that, when typed into the activation screen, turns the demo into a fully functional software solution. Also, all future software updates will respect the activation key on the same PC.

You may install and run CPC software on a Local Area Network system, but the license and ID Number (and its Activation Key) will correspond only to the workstation from which you run the software.

Test the demo, ask questions, and/or request a free setup for your machine and your gear specs before you purchase a user license. We want you to be satisfied and convinced that CPC-BV4 meets your requirements and makes you more productive.
Once you have received an ACTIVATION KEY, the sale is final.

Tech Support Resources for Registered Users
Ash Gear and CommunityPC want you to be successful. To that end, we offer you comprehensive on-line context sensitive help
and the
Meshing With Gears website. There you will find a FAQ page detailing many common gear cutting issues.

An active "All Things Gearing" Forum is hosted there for any general question you might have about gearing and gear machines.

No matter what your level of experience, you should request the manual.

If you have a problem that you can't resolve, don't hesitate - start the dialog. Email Tech Support with a description
of the problem you're having. Detail is good.

When you need additional Activation keys or help with CPC-BV4, Email your request for a new activation key.
Be sure to include the Computer ID in your email message. Pay close attention to the letters and numbers.
Watch out for these especially - O0, I1, Z2, and UV - They can be easily confused!

Email works best in these situations because it gives tech support a written reference for study,
and gives you a record of the conversation and solution.
If you must speak to a "live" voice, then please contact Scott Atkinson at Ash Gear and Supply (248) 374-6155 .


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