Suited for toolroom and light-duty manufacturing, Schneeberger offers the Aries5 full five-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machine. According to the company, the machine’s horsepower and work envelope allow it to sharpen and manufacture of a variety of tools for various markets. The machine features the latest in Fanuc technology, the 310iA control as well as glass scale feedback. The HSK50 spindle head is double-ended and accepts as many as six wheels to cover virtually any possible geometry, the company says.
The company’s tool grinding software, Quinto5, allows for quick searches of existing tools as well as an easy, graphical operator environment to complete programming. Instant tool simulation as well as point and edit enable immediate corrections or changes. The package is offered complete with coolant and tooling.
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The grinding machine features a grinding spindle mounted on maintenance-free hybrid roller bearings for high peripheral speeds of as much as 150 m/sec., and in combination with the machine’s CBN high-speed technology, cycle times and setup times can be significantly reduced.