Grindtec Grinding machines, software on show
Australia – Australian manufacturer Anca will be demonstrating its new linear motor tool grinders at Grindtec 2016 (16 - 19 March) in Augsburg, Germany, Hall 5, Booth 5057.
According to the company, FX5 Linear and FX7 Linear machines from the range will be on show, as will the higher capacity MX7 Linear tool grinder. The premier tool grinder in the Anca range, the TX-Cell, will also be on the stand.
The FX5 Linear will be demonstrating an i-View tool measuring system and wheel probe for automatic wheel qualification, Anca says. It will also be demonstrating the grinding process of a profile form tool. The FX7 Linear will be demonstrating the grinding process of corner radius and ballnose tools and will also be conducting Laser-Plus tool measurement system demonstrations.
The loading of multi-diameter drills, highlighting the collet changing feature, will be demonstrated on the MX Linear. The Robo-Mate loader and Vision system for detecting coolant holes will also be included on the MX Linear.
Demonstrations of the grinding process of punch tools, Laser-Plus, and the continuous cycling of tool loading and wheel changing will all be shown on the TX-Cell.
The FX Linear range includes three models. The range includes a completely new design of machine and colour for Anca, the company explains. It also incorporates a significant number of new technologies – including cylindrical patent pending Lin-X linear motors. It is ideal for everything from light manufacturing, to regrinding and even full production.
One of the major features of the FX Linear and MX Linear ranges are the Anca designed LinX linear motors. They provide many benefits over the flat bed style. Their design is fully sealed to IP 67 and with no mechanical moving parts there is no loss of machine accuracy over time due to wear. The elimination of downforces on the rails reduces cogging and wear. This enables superior tool accuracy and surface finish.