The STC-400 superabrasive turning center from Max-Tek features hydraulic part holding and tailstock. It is designed to grind difficult, interrupted-cut components including centrifugal pump and compressor impellers up to 25" in diameter. According to the company, the machine’s high-tensile-strength Meehanite base provides the rigidity and the vibration damping needed for accurate, high speed abrasive machining. Its ergonomic design assures that the grinding wheel is easily accessible, enabling safe, simple wheel changes.
Editor PickVideo: Custom Workholding for Tool Regrinding
This shop uses a simple toolholding device on a machine meant for unattended tool production to regrind tools that already have their precision geometry.