Advanced Grinding Solutions at GRINDTEC
Coventry based Advanced Grinding Solutions will be very busy at this year’s Grindtec exhibition with no less than eight of their Principal machine suppliers all exhibiting; Gerber (Deburring machines) are in hall 1 – on stands 1017, Krebs & Riedel (Grinding wheels) are also in hall 1 on stand 1035, and Nova (Internal/external Grinders) are in hall 3 on stand 3111. Bahmuller (internal/external grinders) and Tschudin (Centerless grinders) are both on stand 7058 in hall 7 and FLP (Lapping machines) are in hall 4 on stand 4069. Platit (coating machines) are in hall 3 stand 3050 and finally the new addition to the line-up at AGS, Rollomatic (tool grinding machines) are in hall 5 on stand 5098.
Tschudin are exhibiting their latest machine, the Proline Centreless Grinder, that eliminates almost all of the mechanical procedures for set up and grinding, especially the adjustment of the workrest blade height. As a world’s first in centerless grinding, and covered by a patent, the regulating wheel on the new Tschudin machine is automatically adjusted in height by an independent CNC axis (Y-axis). The optimum height of the workpiece in order to achieve the best possible roundness is done simply by digitally adjusting the height position of the regulating wheel. During the production process, the Y-Axis will also compensate automatically for any change of grinding geometry due to wear of both the grinding and the regulating wheels. Therefore, the quality produced remains consistent.
Krebs & Riedel are introducing new types of grinding wheels with improved grain structures and novel bonding systems that enhance grinding wheel quality and optimise performance. Special wheels for gear and thread grinding will also be exhibited along with the Diamond and CBN wheels that have been manufactured by Krebs & Riedel for more than 20 years and are available from 3mm to over 900mm in diameter with peripheral grinding speeds of up to 160 m/s.
Bahmuller are presenting their latest machine designs of their fast production grinders for the mass production of automotive parts such as turbo charger wheels and shafts and various fuel injection components. Bahmuller has supplied numerous machines to Delphi Diesel Systems here in the UK and have recently been highly successful in providing machines with full automation to the turbo-charger industry with AGS having 8 machines currently under order.
Nova manufactures flexible CNC Grinding machines that feature excellent accessibility for quick change-over, serviceability and maximum up-time whilst providing the rigidity required for the most demanding of grinding applications. The range comprises of Internal, External, Combined and Special grinding machines that are most suited for the Bearing and Constant Velocity Joint industries.
Rollomatic, the Swiss manufacturer of very high precision grinding machines for the cutting tool and punch industries has chosen Grindtec to launch new machine types and will also feature new software and focus on robotics and the laser machining of PCD tools.
Staff from Advanced Grinding Solutions will be present throughout the Grindtec exhibition to meet up with UK engineers and may be contacted on 02476 22 66 11 or via their website www.advancedgrindingsolutions.co.uk
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