Grinding Machine Includes Software for Parameterization
Gear Expo 2017: Kapp Niles will release its KNe3G grinding machine.
Kapp Niles will release its KNe3G grinding machine. It includes KNgrind software and a human-machine interface designed for operator-friendly and machine-oriented parameterization of the generating grinding task. The machine also has Siemens Sinumerik 840D control hardware and multi-touch screen technology that will guide users through the input of the workpieces and technology data. The integrated measuring system enables various alignment, analysis and correction possibilities.
Wire EDM units that swivel a horizontally guided electrode wire in a CNC-controlled E axis give this shop the workpiece clearance and flexibility to produce complex, high-precision PCD-tipped cutting tools.
The double-disc grinding process is consolidating its position in automotive applications but is moving into other industries. Double-disc grinders are now easier to operate, and they have added capabilities for control flexibility, precision process control, faster changeovers, and grinding of nontraditional materials.
Real-time-responding CNC brings new possibilities to difficult machining applications.