Hardinge Group company Kellenberger has released its K100 for medium and high-technology grinding operations. The K100, which was on show at the recent EMO exhibition in Hanover, was equipped with a WeFlex automatic loader to demonstrate the flexibility of the modular concept and its suitability for operating in automated, high-volume factory environments.
In terms of functionality the K100 platform delivers a diverse range of configuration options for a wide range of grinding operations. Thanks to the modular solution on one common platform – and the new assembly concept designed to reduce throughput time – it is possible to optimise production costs for the machine and ensure an attractive price-to-performance ratio.
The user-friendly and ergonomic design of the machine is based on a new, simple operator guidance system with an intuitive 19” touchscreen panel. K100 machines are equipped with the latest Fanuc 31i CNC controls, optionally available with newly designed cycle programming or workpiece-related graphic programming.
Three important features distinguish the K100 machine series: the collision-free compact wheel-head solution; an enhancement of its performance parameters; and the service-friendly machine design concept.
The new tandem wheel-head is a compact construction featuring a motor spindle. A reinforced casing accommodates larger grinding wheel diameters for internal grinding, while a choice of 10 wheel-head variations allows the optimum layout of the machine based on the components to be processed.
Enhancement of performance parameters include higher grinding wheel drive power for increased productivity, a newly designed Z guideway for precision profiling and a C axis with direct drive for greater precision when performing non-circular grinding.
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