Is Industry 4.0 just a vision? Not with the UNITED GRINDING Group. Here the fourth industrial revolution is lived in concrete terms. But how does United Grinding connect machines and their assemblies with their environment?
Cost pressure and increasing quality requirements are influencing the automotive sector more than ever before. And yet complex processes such as out-of-round grinding are coming to the fore. How can these sophisticated grinding processes be carried out even more efficiently? The EMAG Group will be providing tailor-made answers to this question from March 14 to 17 at GrindTec 2018 in Augsburg. One of the highlights of EMAG’s appearance at the trade fair (Hall 5, stand 5029) will be the vertical grinder VG 110, which is ideally suited to out-of-round grinding chuck parts.
The German Design Award honors manufacturers and designers whose innovative products have made pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The German Design Council—the expert for brand and design in Germany—bestows the German Design Award. Only products distinguished by outstanding design receive this prize from the highly esteemed, international jury of experts.
Do you have the highest requirements on the roundness of thin-walled rings and sleeves or a rolling element raceway, whose surface-profile shape must be extremely precise, so that the rolling element can offer an extended service life or external and internal machining in a single clamping, so that these rings can also be produced economically? STUDER has the answer and knows the necessary manufacturing process.
In line with the EMO slogan, “Connecting systems for intelligent production”, Thielenhaus Microfinish has introduced a trendsetting innovation on the path to Industry 4.0 at the trade fair in Hanover/Germany: Based on the proven and flexible platform, MicroStar, the market leading high precision tool machine manufacturer from Wuppertal has managed to develop the first self-regulating flat-finishing machine, MicroStar iQ. Until now no reducing processes were possible with parameters such as flatness.
The integrated electro-discharge dressing technology WireDress ® opens up brand new possibilities for grinding with metal-bonded grinding wheels and drastically cuts auxiliary times. According to Fritz Studer AG, it has been possible to increase grinding power in the grinding process by 30% and reduce grinding wheel wear by 70% in comparison with ceramic and resin bonds. Grinding wheels with very intricate contours can also be dressed.
Timesavers International will be introducing the latest generation of precision grinding machines from their 81 series. The grinders are deemed particularly suitable for the fine machining of titanium, corrosion-resistant steel, aluminum and other metallic materials with maximum lengths of 7,500 mm and widths up to 2,100 mm.
Currently, it is hardly possible to deburr complex workpiece contours with robots. Time and again, burr residuals stay at the edge of the workpiece or more material is removed than desired. Moreover, the tools quickly wear or prematurely break. The patented FDB high frequency spindle from SCHUNK starts out exactly from these weak points.
The flexible, adaptive tool compensates the deviations between robot path and workpiece contour.It therefore ensures for perfect results on the workpiece, and shortens programming and commissioning times.