Klingelnberg shows latest innovations

This year’s Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF), which was held in Tokyo last month, served as the venue for Klingelnberg to introduce its latest innovations to Asia. The company presented the Höfler Speed Viper 300 cylindrical gear-grinding machine with Koenig Automation, which is designed for high-production grinding in large-scale series.

Höfler Speed Viper 300 cylindrical gear-grinding machines with closed-loop technology are designed for high productivity, offering: short set-up times, minimum cycle times and digital process control.
The Speed Viper platform is designed for the Industry 4.0 manufacturing environment. In short, it is possible to connect cylindrical gear machines directly to measuring devices, a technology that is already being used successfully in bevel gear manufacturing.
By transferring the closed-loop concept established by Klingelnberg to the world of cylindrical gears, the company has taken another systematic step toward digitalisation in gear manufacturing. Due to a wide variety of associated applications and software, Klingelnberg is implementing central production control using its cyber-physical production system, which will standardise rating results on different machines, and even in different plants.
Depending on the model, Speed Viper is designed for maximum workpiece diameters of 80, 180 and 300 mm. These sizes match the standard component sizes of the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors and their suppliers, for which the Speed Viper is mainly intended. They also meet the productivity requirements of this industry. However, the series is also suitable for cylindrical gears in industrial transmissions, and for robotic applications.
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