Precision cylindrical grinding technology

The latest Kellenberger 100 Concept cylindrical grinding machine will feature on the Hardinge stand at the forthcoming AMB 2018 exhibition (18-22 September, Stuttgart).

In terms of functionality, the Kellenberger 100 Concept, which was launched last year, delivers a range of configuration alternatives to meet the widest range of grinding applications. Modular construction based on a common platform is designed to reduce machine build time yet accommodate numerous ‘standard’ options with a good price-to-performance ratio for the end user, says the company.
Three important features distinguish the 100 machine series. Firstly there is a collision-free compact wheel-head solution with integral motor spindles and a reinforced casing for larger wheel diameters when internal grinding. A choice of 10 wheel-head variations is available to ensure the optimal machine configuration based on the components to be processed.
The second stand-out feature is the enhancement of performance parameters. A higher grinding wheel drive power increases productivity, while the Z guideway produces higher profile precision from the C axis, again enhancing precision when performing
non-circular grinding.
Finally, the service-friendly machine concept is also of note. Kellenberger’s service teams were involved in the design and optimisation of the machine, which impacts on faster maintenance and service operations, while optimum accessibility of maintenance-intensive components is assured.
The Kellenberger machines feature the latest Fanuc 31i CNC controls with 19” touchscreen guidance system on an operator friendly, intuitive touchscreen panel. Among the options is the newly designed cycle programming or workpiece-related graphic programming.
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