In April of 2011, our long time customer replaced his older NORMA NC4 with a new ARIES ENP4 to grind the carbide bits used in the Yates American Heavy Duty Double Rough Surfacer. Yates American located in Beloit Wisconsin can be proud of one of the richest histories in wood working machinery. SCHNEEBERGER VAS filtration system Since 1883 Yates American offers planermatchers, double rough-surfacers, end matchers, rip saws, grinders, tooling heads, milled-to-pattern bits, planer knives, and other specialized woodworking tools. www.yatesamerican.com. The surfacer head design includes the use of interchangeable carbide bits which are prepared and ground at the Beloit facility on the SCHNEEBERGER grinding machines. After brazing, the bits need to be top and face ground, at times removing stock reaching .02” to .04”. The heavy stock removal as well as long grinding cycles presented the problem of carbide collection and contaminated grinding oil. The oil, heavy with black sludge had to be cleaned fast and efficiently, yet without breaking the budget. SCHNEEBERGER offered the new and innovative VAS double vessel system with integrated magnetic separator to complete the turn key installation. The super strong magnetic rods remove the bulk of the contamination, carbide collects around the rods. The filter vessels after 2 years of heavy use show no significant contamination. Since the contaminated coolant pushes from the outside in, some carbide is caking at the very bottom of the lower filter cartridge the upper unit has hardly any contamination. The lower filter cartridge weighs in at 14lbs wet, while a new cartridge is hardly 4 lbs dry. The lower filter is significantly heavier than the one on top indicating that all the carbide was caught in the lower half first. The original filter cartridges where exchanged only for the purpose of this article, no back up pressure has indicated clogged filters. The continues life expectancy could easy be another 2 years of filter use. The enclosed pictures shows the filter cartridge for display and as a testimonial of the effectiveness of the new SCHNEEBERGER VAS filtration system. The VAS system is offered with 1, 2 or 4 filter vessels as well as optional chiller system to maintain coolant temperature.
A long-term, successful partnership.
In 1979, M. Marcel Courteille founded the company SAFREC Alençon. It all started with a manual machine for sharpening tools. Three years later there were already 10 employees working in the 300 m2 large facility. SAFREC grew and grew, from a regional re-sharpening operation into a service operation, active across several regions and in 1989 formed the company AFIMA in Laval. By that time, the workforce has doubled to 20 employees.
No dinner jackets or evening gowns but instead a whole lot of fun and sports activities characterised our Italian subsidiary opening party in Affi (VR) this summer. We were delighted to welcome over 200 guests from all over Italy on a fabulous summer’s day at Lake Garda. With over 20 years of presence in Italy, the local team has not only provided their customers with professional support with machinery and services, but also been able to develop a personal and friendly relationship with their business partners. Thanks to this spirit, J.SCHNEEBERGER Service Italia srl were able to organise and host an exceptionally enjoyable opening celebration. On the morning of Saturday the 5th of July, the customers together with family were invited to gather at the company’s new headquarters. A guided bicycle tour and walk through the gentle, beautiful hills of the Garda region was the first activity on the agenda. Divided into «performance groups» hikers,family cyclists and sports enthusiasts, the tour started with the destination of Villa Giuliani. The different groups met up again in the gardens of the 18th century estate for a picnic. Despite arriving under their own steam the happy troop found enough energy for some other sports and games in this marvellous setting. Returning to the company headquarters in the late afternoon, a luxurious buffet awaited the guests, with food and drink along with open air musical entertainment.
In the new 1,500 m2 company building there is plenty of space for production, storage and office areas to meet all J. SCHNEEBERGER Service Italia srl’s activities. Totalling an area of some 6,000 m2, the duties of the Italian subsidiary are not only restricted to provide customer service, but for many years the experienced team of mechanics have been carrying out complete overhauls of used machines. This includes the installation of new filter systems for clean grinding coolant as well as filter overhauls. SCHNEEBERGER Italia also offers standard programming courses or individual customer training. The office building with the generous customer reception area and a well equipped show room for machine demonstrations and grinding tests, merges seamlessly into the bright production hall. Today there are 16 employees working at the company headquarters in Affi. With such a great and local technical competence, combined with the new facilities, SCHNEEBERGER has solidified their strong market position as the leader in Italy. The party also provided the opportunity to present the latest grinding machines from SCHNEEBERGER to the interested audience. The ngc with 7-position automated grinding wheel changer and integrated tool loader which was introduced for the first time at this year’s GrinTec in March. The rigid and powerful machine meets all the requirements of today’s markets perfectly – this according the positive feed-back from our customers. Ngc, the new generation of universal and extremely compact grinding machines. The dynamics and precision of modern drive technology combined and balanced with carefully dimensioned and designed mechanics. A powerful direct drive grinding spindle with internal cooling provides up to 13 kW grinding power. Wheel arbor interface uses HSK50 clamping as well as long generous axis travels for extra long tools. We would like to thank all of our visitors again for coming and making this day such an enjoyable and successful event.
TREKKING & BIKE Tour in Garda Lake Hills
AFFI, Via Monte Baldo 30, Saturday, 5TH July 2014
Arrival at the new company address J.SCHNEEBERGER ITALIA
Choose of the activity group: trekking or biking Distribution of mountain bikes and backpacks for picnic
Departure of the TREKKING group Easy 5 km-trail through the morainic hills in direction to Lake Garda
Departure of the groups BIKE FAMILY and BYKE EXPERT Trail for 15 km through the morainic hills in direction to Lake Garda
All 3 groups meet at the hilltop ROCCA DI GARDA Picnic on the green
Departure of the group BYKE EXPERT 30 km on cycle tracks and return to the company
03: 00 p.m.
Departure of the groups TREKKING and BIKE FAMILY and return to the company
The groups come together at the company Welcome drink with music
05: 00 p.m.
Special buffet with typical Lake Garda products
Instead of activities just join us for the evening
Please bring your own activity sport-clothes and trekking-shoes
After sport activity you have the possibility to take a shower
The TREKKING and BIKE FAMILY tracks are for everyone, also for children
If you like to stay overnight contact us for B&B reservation and for tickets for GARDALAND (game park) for families with children