Production Machining

SEP 2018

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IMTS PRODUCTS :: 65 Five-Axis Grinder Features Extended Axis Movement Schütte USA | North Building Level 3 | Booth 237288 Schütte's 325 linear five-axis CNC grinder features extended X- and Y-axis movement and two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping. The machine operates in a range of 2,500 to 4,000 rpm and accommodates micro tools, gun drills, hob cutters and complex geometries, the company says. The second auxiliary slide improves grinding wheel guidance over the machin- ing envelope and enables tool guidance, part support, tailstock and workpiece pal- lets to be used in operation. The machine's advancements in wheel change and robotic workpiece han- dling are said to expand possibilities for automation. On the A axis, a user can install collet chucks, hydraulic expansion chucks or multi-range chucks. With the automated collet changer on the machine, workpieces with different diameters can be clamped with high concentricity in the unattended loader station. The A-axis configuration permits position-oriented clamping of non-rotationally symmetrical workpieces, enabling sequential workpiec- es with various roughing and finishing re- quirements to be preset on the machine. The grinder offers scalable automation, including a 140-position toolchanger, a five- to 24-grinding wheel magazine and a flexible robotic tool gripper for chang- ing micro tools. The grinder features a universal-rotation A axis with concentric- ity of less than 0.0001-degree resolution and pitch accuracy. The machine is offered with the compa- ny's SIGSpro (Schütte Integrated Grinding Software) as the programming interface, which allows users to assign clamping options for each grinding operation being performed. Powered by Tiger·tec ® Silver M4000 is the universal system for all users who want to have as many options as possible when milling. The M4000 range can master all machining tasks with our most efficient indexable insert powered by Tiger·tec ® Silver. Whether it is a shoulder milling cutter, high-feed cutter, chamfer milling cutter, or T-slot milling cutter, the square system indexable inserts can be used across the entire M4000 range. Save time and money, and invest in the future. As the Walter Green seal shows: The M4000 is fully CO 2 compensated – from raw material to manufacturing to storage. M4000 Efficiency across all generations.

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