Booth: N-6800 Pavilion: Abrasive Machining/Sawing/Finishing
510 Earl Boulevard
Miamisburg, OH 45342-6411
MÄGERLE MFP 100 Surface and Profile Grinding Center
The MFP 100 grinding center facilitates multi-face machining of heavy complex workpieces in a single clamping. Featuring spindle power up to 50 kW, the surface and profile machine has a generous working zone configured to handle large parts.
For multi-task machining, the MFP 100 has a 30-station tool changer that can be expanded to 60 stations and loaded with tools such as drills and milling cutters in addition to grinding wheels.
A two-axis CNC is standard with a three-axis system optional, enabling efficient processing of complicated contours.
With high working speeds and fast tool changes, the MFP 100 is well suited for energy-industry applications, including the processing of gas turbine and wind power components.
WALTER HELITRONIC POWER Tool Grinding Machine
At IMTS 2014, United Grinding North America, Inc. will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the HELITRONIC POWER, which made its debut at IMTS. In honor of its anniversary, the company will feature a custom-painted version of the Classic Power machine shown in 1994.
Two decades later, it is the company’s best-selling tool grinding machine, with more than 3,800 units sold worldwide. Designed with precision, productivity and flexibility in mind, the 5-axis WALTER HELITRONIC POWER CNC tool grinding machine produces and re-sharpens rotationally symmetrical tools and complex parts made from HSS, carbide, cermet and ceramic in a single clamping.
The machine features a solid grey cast iron base and WALTER’s patented 3D gantry design, which provides excellent stability properties, to convert the high dynamism of the digital drives into low-vibration grinding precision. Because of the design’s minimal axis travels and maximum rigidity, users achieve fast cycle times with excellent tool finishes.
When purchasing the machine, users can choose between a motor spindle or belt-driven spindle. The single-ended motor spindle has a drive power of up to 24 kW and a liquid cooling system for increased spindle life. For high levels of efficiency and productivity, users can mount up to three grinding wheels in a single grinding wheel holder, with up to eight grinding wheel holders fitting into the grinding wheel changer. The belt-driven spindle with two ends accepts up to six grinding wheels, and the different grinding wheel sets correspond with the relevant spindle along with the wheel measurement data.
The HELITRONIC POWER’s automatic positioning and Heli-Probe measuring system collects important tool parameters and positions the tool as quickly as possible, resulting in increased productivity.
Through a GE FANUC control and HELITRONIC TOOL STUDIO application software, the HELITRONIC POWER brings users high reliability, high precision, high speed and simple operation. Machine operators can program machine steps and movement sequences for both rotationally symmetrical tools and special tools with complete ease. And for increased efficiency, users can add several options to the application software, including a feedrate optimizer, tool balancer, integrated measuring system and adaptive control.
STUDER S33 Universal Cylindrical Grinding Machine
The S33 universal cylindrical grinding machine features an all-new ergonomic design and a new post-process control system that checks the absolute diameter and length of the workpiece while its on the machine.
This highly versatile machine performs ID, OD and thread grinding operations on medium-sized workpieces in individual batch production. It has a center height of 6.9" (175 mm) and distance between centers of 25.6" (650 mm) or 39.4" (1,000 mm), with a maximum workpiece weight between centers being 176 lbs (80 kg) or 264 lbs (120 kg).
To further increase the ergonomics and convenience of its products, STUDER applied a new design to the S33 that makes it easier for operators to interact with the machine, including better access to the work area, easier loading and unloading of parts as well as improved access for automation. Furthermore, the machine’s main contours are rounded for a sleek new look.
Only available on the S33, STUDER’s new post-process multiControl system is an alternative for external control measurement using manual micrometer screws. The system provides absolute measurement of workpiece diameters without having to remove the part from the clamping source for remeasurement. Automatic size adjustments are done based on measuring each part after grinding. The system records the measuring data in a PDF or Excel file, allowing users to determine part rejection causes during unmanned night shifts. Overall, multiControl is a cost-effective process monitoring system that checks the differences and actual values of a workpiece, allowing users to base programming on absolute masses from drawings.
STUDER offers two wheelhead variants for the S33. A new turret wheelhead with two motor spindles and an internal grinding attachment enables the processing of complex geometries in a single clamping. Also available are a wheelhead for external grinding at 0 to 30 degrees in production applications or two internal grinding spindles with one external spindle.
A universal workhead design allows the S33 to perform either live spindle grinding or grinding between centers, with users, in some cases, being able to retool the machine from one process to the other in less than two minutes. The S33 can also be fitted with a chuck workhead for chuck applications, while an optional C-axis allows the machine to perform thread and form grinding.
A special Granitan® S103 mineral-casting machine base allows the S33 to achieve excellent vibration damping and thermal stability that results in high surface quality and workpiece accuracy. Adding to the machine’s rigidity are longitudinal and cross slides made from high quality gray cast iron and optimally positioned ground V and flat guideways. The slides rest completely on the machine bed guideways throughout the machine’s entire speed range to provide excellent inherent grinding straightness.
STUDER grinding software with StuderPictogramming in a standard integrated StuderTechnology system allows less experienced operators to quickly optimize the potential of the machine, while the more advanced StuderGRIND software makes it possible to efficiently program special applications, including form and thread grinding.
Users can easily automate the new S33 with a side, gantry or front-load robot system. The various automation and handling options provided by STUDER and UNITED GRINDING allow manufacturers to configure the right system for their unique needs.
United Grinding North America, Inc., a division of the UNITED GRINDING Group, represents the union of the world’s strongest companies in grinding and ultra-precision finishing solutions for the manufacturing industry. Through its Surface and Profile Grinding, Cylindrical Grinding and Tool Grinding technology groups, the company sells and supports precision machines for grinding, eroding, lasering, combination machining and measuring under the MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG brands. Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio with a tool division in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United Grinding North America, Inc. is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified to ensure quality in product development, production, shipping and support operations. For more information, please visit www.grinding.com.