EMO 2019 / Okamoto

New machines and upgrades debuting at EMO

| Editor: Steffen Donath

Being exhibited for the first time at EMO is the new Okamoto ACC-63SA1 surface grinder now available in 6 table sizes, 500 x 200mm up to 1000 x 500.
Being exhibited for the first time at EMO is the new Okamoto ACC-63SA1 surface grinder now available in 6 table sizes, 500 x 200mm up to 1000 x 500. (Source: Okamoto)

Okamoto Machine Tool Europe, a supplier of precision grinding systems, is exhibiting at EMO 2019 and introducing a range of new machines and programme upgrades.

Okamoto is exclusively represented in the UK and Nothern Ireland by Rugby based Jones & Shipman Hardinge Ltd and its machines complement those manufactured by Hardinge grinding sector companies Kellenberger, Hauser, Tschudin, Usach and Voumard.

Being exhibited for the first time is the new ACC-63SA1 surface grinder. Machines in the ACC-SA1 series feature a touch screen colour graphic control for implementing surface grinding operations. It enables a fully automatic grinding operation for standard surface grinding or shift plunge surface grinding with automatic compensated dressing from the table for even higher autonomy and productivity.

The ACC-SA1 machines have a robust rigid cast iron construction with high static and dynamic stiffness and excellent damping characteristics. The hydraulically driven table features double V slideways with minimal overhang and non-contact switches for table reversal. All slideways have automatic lubrication.

Okamoto will also introduce a new, improved GX range which is the next generation of its DX surface and profile grinders.

The grinding method is selected via switches on the main panel and feed-rates and feed change points can be set and adjusted at any time by a potentiometer. Down-feed offers a choice of coarse and fine feed and the control has been improved to include table park and wheel head retract features at the cycle finish.

The UPZ-Li series with its ultra-precision linear motor has been expanded with the UPZ-63Li model now featuring a 600 x 300 capacity table and a rotary table. The Okamoto UPZ-63Li is an ultra-precision CNC profile grinder with fast oscillation linear motor table drive. It has a column moving construction and rigid structure for optimum precision.

In total, six machines will be operational at the booth and the Okamoto Europe Sales Manager Mike Jollands and his team will be present to discuss machines and applications. Mike Duignan, Managing Director of Jones and Shipman Hardinge, Okamoto’s exclusive UK distributor will also be in support at EMO.

Okamoto will be in Hall 11, Booth D71 at EMO.

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