Kellenberger, a member of the Hardinge Grinding Group, announced that on EMO a new machine concept will have its debut. The Kellenberger 100 is said to overhaul the Group's portfolio of high-performance grinders completely and to make the segment fit for the future.
The machine is based on a modular design and incorporates key elements of a number of machines: Kellenberger's Vista and Vita model ranges, Jones & Shipman Ultramat CNC and Ultragrind 100, and the Tschudin T25. The integration of all these elements makes the latest addition to the portfolio a combination of the expertise and experience of the member companies of Hardinge Grinding Group.
Kellenberger explains, that the challenge presented to the Kellenberger engineers was to develop a platform on which diverse machine concepts could be realised in line with customer budgets and performance expectations. The result far exceeds the capabilities of many existing grinding machines, Kellenberger says. Because of its modular configuration manufacturing costs can be optimised and the purchaser receives an excellent price/performance ratio. The operator guidance system comes with an intuitive touchscreen panel. Cycle programming or workpiece-related graphic programming is an option.
The machine shown at EMO will be the variant with 1000 mm between centres, Kellenberger says.
Hall 11, Booth C78