EMO 2019 / Hardinge Hardinge demonstrates flexibility
Machine tools for grinding, milling, turning and high tolerance super precision machining are all featured on the Hardinge Group stand at EMO 2019.
Hardinge can be found in Hall 17 at Booth C54.
The K100 on show will be the 600 mm capacity version equipped with a We-Flex automatic loader to demonstrate the flexibility of the K100 modular concept and its suitability for operating in automated, high volume factory environments, the company explains.
In terms of functionality, the K100 platform delivers a diverse range of configuration options for a wide range of grinding operations. Because of the modular solution on one common platform and the new assembly concept designed to reduce throughput time, it is possible to optimise production costs for the machine and ensure a good price/performance ratio.
The new tandem wheelhead is a compact construction with a motor spindle. A reinforced casing accommodates larger grinding wheel diameters for internal grinding and a choice of 10 wheelhead variations allows the optimum layout of the machine based on the components to be processed.
Enhancement of performance parameters include a higher grinding wheel drive power for increased productivity, a newly designed Z guideway for precision profiling and the C-axis with direct drive for greater precision when non-circular grinding.
Kellenberger’s service department was involved in the design and development of the K range of machines. This resulted in the integration of faster maintenance and service operations with accessibility of maintenance-intensive components assured, the company reports.
Based on the Varia universal cylindrical grinding machine range, the Kellenberger K1000 machine has been updated. Latest developments include a larger work space, distinctly longer machine table and an optional distance between centres of 1600 mm, to further enhance machining possibilities.
Hydrostatic guideways have always been a feature of the Varia machines, providing the best in shape accuracy for all grinding tasks involving interpolating axes.
The newest generation of hydrostatic guideways in the K1000 is the result of 30 years’ experience. They provide damping, stick-slip-free operation, high rigidity and a constant machine temperature, resulting in good surface quality and productivity and more process and operation reliability, without any friction loss and wear. Because of the direct drives on the rotary axes, high positioning speeds and accuracy are guaranteed, the company states.