AMB 2022 Vollmer to present full-line range of grinding, eroding and laser machines
The Swabian sharpening specialists Vollmer will be presenting new innovations at the AMB metalworking trade fair in Stuttgart. From 13th to 17th September 2022, the machine manufacturer is presenting their 5S campaign ‘Sharp, Smart, Sustainable, Social, Strong.’
At AMB in Stuttgart, Vollmer will offer live demonstrations of sharpening machines, services and digital solutions, showcasing new features for the VHybrid 260 grinding and erosion machine as well as the tool-grinding machines from the VGrind family. Services for maintenance and training, as well as the digital V@dison solutions will complement the trade fair presence in Hall 5 on Stand 5C31.
With their extensive range, the company can always provide a ideal solution for manufacturing circular saws as well as rotary tools — regardless of the manufacturing process. Solutions will cater for a wide range of tool types including carbide/high-speed steel and PCD tipped tools.
VHybrid 260 with pioneering process innovation
At AMB, visitors can see the latest process innovation of the VHybrid 260 grinding and eroding machine — not just figuratively, but literally too. Thanks to an optimised eroding process, surface qualities of 0.05 µm/Ra (micrometre/average roughness value) can be precisely eroded.
On the VHybrid 260, surfaces on PCD tools can therefore be created in a way that has never been seen before, which is currently only possible with time-intensive and costly grinding work. This raises the question of how eroding can be further established in the future based on the process innovation in the manufacturing process.
Tool manufacturers can use the VHybrid 260 to machine as usual with reliable process management in an unmanned operation. Eroding can therefore be used, for example, as a key technology for machining for small PCD tools, such as drills and milling cutters with diameters of 1 mm and even smaller.
VGrind grinding machines for carbide machining
On the company’s stand, the new VGrind argon tool-grinding machine can also be inspected — as with the VGrind 260 and VGrind neon that has only recently been added to the machine manufacturer's range. As with all VGrind machines, they are based on Vollmer's double-spindle concept, which allows for efficient multi-level machining of carbide tools via two vertically configured spindles. While the VGrind 260 can be configured to meet specific customer requirements, VGrind argon and neon are two special models that have been assembled for special applications.
Stable trend towards automation in the metal cutting industry
The VGrind 340S grinding machine is also present at the AMB and is ideal for producing and resharpening the smallest of carbide tools with a diameter of between 0.3 and 12.7 millimetres. Such drills and milling cutters are in particularly high demand in sectors like car manufacturing, the electronics industry and medical engineering, where assembly spaces and components are becoming smaller and smaller. Furthermore, the manufacturer provides information about additional sharpening machines, such as the VLaser 370 laser machine or the QXD 250 eroding machine.
Comprehensive services for sharpening technologies
Vollmer’s services are increasingly digital and web-based thanks to V@dison solutions. Software solutions control sharpening machines and automated processes, and can increase machine performance as required. Smart solutions are also available for evaluating process data or cross-connecting users directly with Vollmer services.
“With the 5S campaign — Sharp. Smart. Sustainable. Social. Strong. — we are combining our services for maximum sharpness on the cutting edge, and we accompany this with smart services,” says Jürgen Hauger, CEO of the Vollmer Group. “In doing so, a clean environment and a sense of social togetherness with our customers and employees are of the utmost importance to us. At the AMB trade fair, we are pleased to present to our customers a live demonstration of how all of this makes our company stronger.”