Studer Grinder redesign offers both precision and speed

Editor: Eric Culp

After a decade, the machine receives a number of upgrades

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The model gets a new look, and a range of new features.
The model gets a new look, and a range of new features.
(Source: Fritz Studer)

The enhanced CT960 universal internal grinding machine from Studer with four spindles for complex grinding tasks has received a make-over after 10 years on the market.

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According to the supplier, the machine has been made even more precise thanks to a number of innovations in the area of the B-axis and the grinding spindle turret. For fast and precise positioning, Studer has redesigned the workhead’s automatic B-axis, featuring a direct drive and a swivelling range of 61° to -91°.

With interpolation of the B-axis for grinding radii, the CT960 is also said to offer precise grinding operations. Thanks to the upgraded design, the B-axis has no contact surface, is completely closed and consequently wear-free and moves even faster, the company said. The machine’s reported precision of < 1/10,000° is barely measurable, according to the manufacturer.