EMO 2019 / Walter Ewag Tool grinding and laser tool manufacturing

Editor: Steffen Donath

Walter Ewag will have two different aspects of interest at the trade fair. Walter will focus on grinding, for instance, while lasers can be found at Ewag.

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Walter Ewag will have a lot on display at EMO 2019.
Walter Ewag will have a lot on display at EMO 2019.
(Source: Walter Ewag)

Walter Ewag UK, a member of the United Grinding Group, reports that in addition to displaying a number of tool and insert production/regrinding machines, as well as tool measurement machines, as part of the Group display, technology developments from both Walter and Ewag continue unabated. For example, visitors will be able to learn about a new laser marking and cleaning station for the Walter Helicheck Plus tool measurement machine. In addition, Walter will be showcasing tool grinding/erosion, and measurement, machines while Ewag will focus on insert production centres and laser-based tool manufacturing. Machines on display will include the following:


  • Helitronic Power 400 with Top Loader – a 24 kW spindle machine for the production and regrinding of tools of 3 mm to 320 mm diameter and up to 350 mm long. Integrated into the machines’ existing construction and with no restriction to the working envelope, the Top Loader has a pneumatic swivel arm with gripper to integrate with Walter’s standard robot pallet system for tools up to 32 mm diameter.
  • Helicheck Plus tool measurement machine with Robot Loader. The Robot Loader brings automation to the unmanned measurement of complex tooling. Depending on tool weight and length, up to 2,000 tools with a maximum weight of 1.5 kgs and a maximum length of 280 mm can be automatically loaded. Each tool is measured, recorded and separated on pallets (four standard; optionally eight).


Lasers are among the central aspects of Ewag's presence at EMO 2019.

  • Laser Line Ultra – for ultra-short pulse laser machining of all cutting materials, including CBN, ceramic, PCD and CVD, accommodating inserts up to 200 mm diameter and up to 250 mm long. The machine features an integrated six-axis robot.
  • Profile Line – for the production of complex insert geometries, including interchangeable cutting inserts and rotationally symmetrical drilling and milling inserts of HSS, carbide, cermet and ceramic.