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Grinder for Grinding Carbide Inserts Incorporates Robot

United Grinding has released the Ewag Profile Line, an indexable carbide insert grinding solution.

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United Grinding has released the Ewag Profile line, an indexable carbide insert grinding product. Developed in a partnership between Ewag AG and sister company Walter Maschinenbau GmbH, the line provides efficient grinding centers for the advanced processing of highly complex, interchangeable insert geometries and interfaces.

The line enhances production efficiency with technology such as an intelligent, integrated six-station changer for grinding wheel sets, which has a coolant supply manifold that selects the optimal wheel to ensure the maximum possible machining volume for sintered insert blanks. The machine integrates both Ewag ProGrind and Walter Helitronic Tool Studio into its FANUC control unit to further expand the range of applications and improve insert geometries.

For unattended, lights-out operations, the line comes equipped with an integrated six-axis FANUC robot that can accommodate customer-specific pallets. A high-resolution CCD-HD vision system is also available for loading grid pallets using magnetic grippers. Cleaning, re-clamping and centering stations can also be integrated and adapted to the customer-specific product range.

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