On the opening day of GrindTec, Schneeberger’s trade show booth greeted celebrities from politics and business; there was a world premiere to celebrate. State Secretary, Franz Josef Pschierer, the General Secretary of the Central Association of German Trades, Holger Schwannecke, and the president of theFDPW, Jürgen Baldus played a central role at this premiere.
The machines from the new ngc series were exhibited in three different versions.
The large audience, consisting of trade show visitors, journalists and
photographers, also had sufficient opportunity to take a close-up look at the new machines and to experience the technical details of the new development. The party occasion was accompanied by an accomplished concert pianist and a tasty aperitif.
The world premiere of the new ngc machine series was the crowd pleaser at Schneeberger’s trade show booth. The machine design really does give everything one could wish for. What was shown here in a compact foot print is evidence of really mature performance in precision machine engineering. Despite the low profile and smooth silhouette, axis travels and usable work envelope have grown bigger. As an option, an integrated wheel changer with 7 wheel flanges including corresponding coolant manifolds is available to further increase the flexibility of the machine. The offered options include the integrated tool loader. The tool pallet is 300 x 300 mm and, for example, large enough to hold up to 135 tools with a 12 mm diameter. Even at a first glance, you can see that stability, rigidity and dynamic where first consideration in designing the machine. Together with a 10 kW (13 Hp) and HSK50 interface grinding spindle, the machine will provide best and productive grinding results.
There were also established and proven machines with new developments to be seen at the Schneeberger booth. Large machines, small exhibits and a lot of software «know-how» was on display. Double sided machining of indexable inserts using the cup wheel grinding approach and our cartridge clamping system was demonstrated on the SIRIUS; The 6-axis loading robot was used to support the process. Stock Removal and surface quality reached highest quality.
Carbide taps were completely manufactured in one tool clamping on tap. Flute and thread grinding with profile formed wheels using the onboard profile dressers. The machines with linear motors and 400 mm grinding wheel processed tools up to 80 mm in diameter and 250 mm in length. The large wheel can be accurately balanced during the grinding process using the automatic balancing system.
Large tools were machined on CORVUS at the Schneeberger booth. The bba model was exhibited with 1700 mm axis travel. Spiral tools and roll dies were the subject of the demonstration. With up to 3000 mm axis travel length and a peak power of 40 kW, this machine is ideally suited to master the most demanding grinding challenge.
On a GALILEO measuring machine it was shown how geometrical data from a wheel packages can be effortlessly transferred to the grinding machine using an embedded Balluff chip. Smaller exhibits like the clamping system for bevel gear cutters, the display to true up shock wheels or the presentation of grinding gear racks demonstrated the multitude of activities which Schneeberger covers.
Schneeberger’s QUINTO grinding software also thrilled every Software enthusiasts with its pathQreator and clearenceQreator functions. It is all about creating individual clearance forms or the development of a new grinding paths using standard default path templates. This allows users to create their own grinding Ingenuity and his personal technology. The programmer is supported with real-time simulation graphics. We were delighted to welcome every one of the many visitors to our booth and thank our customers and all the interested parties for their visit. Until the next time!
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