Universal Cylindrical Grinder Handles Long Workpieces
Studer has introduced the Favorit CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine with a center distance of 1,600 mm (63") to handle long workpieces.
Studer, part of the United Grinding Group, has introduced the Favorit CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine with a center distance of 1,600 mm (63") to handle long workpieces. The machine is designed for grinding both single part and series production and can be fitted with automation. With options such as measuring control, a balancing system, contact detection and longitudinal positioning, it can also be adapted to other grinding tasks.
The grinding machine has a machine bed made of solid Granitan to ensure precision, performance and safety. The full enclosure provides a view of the grinding process. The wheelhead, which can be automatically positioned in 3-degree increments, can accommodate a belt-driven external or internal grinding spindle.
The company’s practice-oriented grinding software with “pictogramming” enables less experienced users to program grinding and dressing cycles quickly and efficiently. With the optional StuderGrind software, users can program special applications, such as profiling the grinding wheel, for complex workpiece shapes.
Advanced grinding equipment gives this shop the flexibility and automation it needs to serve customers with either rapid-response or high-volume jobs.
Roughing and finishing on a single machine, using a single setup, has appeal for most shops. The advantages in time savings and accuracy are obvious. Eliminating the transport of workpieces between machines, as well as the setup for those secondary operations, is a boon for throughput. Critical features that need to maintain dimensional relationships can be much more reliably produced if machined complete in one clamping.
Achieving consistent and quality results from the centerless grinding process requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals. Most application problems associated with centerless grinding derive from a misunderstanding of the basics. This article explains why the centerless process works and how to use it most effectively in your shop.