OSG UK adds another Walter tool grinder

The success of tooling specialist OSG UK continues apace, with the company recently installing another Walter Helitronic tool grinder to meet rising monthly volumes of tool regrinds and orders for new tooling, and to satisfy plans for its latest range of carbide tooling. These tools are joining the company’s own-brand series of taps, thread mills and end mills, as well as drills and reamers.

Supplied by Walter Ewag UK the company’s latest Walter Helitronic, a Power 400, joins existing Helitronic tool grinders and Helicheck Pro tool measuring machine at OSG‘s Basildon site. The ongoing investment by OSG means the company is “superbly equipped to meet all current and immediate future demands”, says director Tony Cooper.

Importantly, the fact that all of OSG’s Helitronic machines have pallet systems and robot loaders makes it possible to pre-load variable size batches of tools ready for effective and efficient processing overnight, unmanned, in batches of up to 30-off. The company says this capability provides the ultimate in order responsiveness for a wide customer base, including aerospace and automotive clients throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

The multi-axis Helitronic Power 400 features a mineral cast machine bed and gantry design, and it provides 26 kW (up to 24,000 rpm) of spindle power. Coupled with sophisticated drive technology and X, Y and Z axis travels of 650, 350 and 720 mm, respectively, the machine can handle tools of 3 to 315 mm diameter, up to 520 mm long and weighing up to 50 kg.The robot loader can accommodate tools up to 125 mm diameter and weighing 5 kg.
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