Universal Grinder Said to Provide Good Price-to-Performance Ratio

Hardinge offers the Kellenberger 100, a high-performance, economical grinder for universal grinding.

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Hardinge offers the Kellenberger 100, a high-performance, economical grinder for universal grinding. The machine is said to combine the capabilities of the Vista and Vita machines as well as the Tschudin T25, the Jones & Shipman Ultramat CNC and Ultragrind 1000. It offers diverse configuration options for a range of grinding operations for customers looking to optimize production costs and secure a good price-to-performance ratio, the company says. 

The Kellenberger 100 has a tandem grinding wheelhead in compact and collision-free construction with the motor spindle. A reinforced casing allows for larger grinding wheel diameters for internal grinding. There are 10 wheelhead variations to enable optimal layout of the machine based on the parts to be processed. 

Other benefits of the machine include increased productivity with higher grinding wheel drive power; extended X- and Z-axis travels as part of a new dressing concept; greater profile accuracy with redesigned Z-axis guideways; a high-precision B axis with direct drive and absolute measuring system; and increased accuracy for noncircular grinding with the help of a direct-drive C axis. 

The grinder, equipped with a FANUC 31i CNC, features a user-friendly and ergonomic design with an intuitive operator guidance system on a touchscreen panel. The user interface is available in two different versions: Blue Solution, an intuitive touch programming system, and Red Solution, featuring extended graphic programming.