Multi-Feed Honing Technology

The company’s multi-feed honing technology is designed to give users a revolutionary choice of tool-feed modes to achieve the short cycle times, low part cost and long abrasive life.

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The company’s multi-feed honing technology is designed to give users a revolutionary choice of tool-feed modes to achieve the short cycle times, low part cost and long abrasive life. Multi-feed combines the company's controlled-force tool-feed with its controlled-rate feed system. The two different tool-feed modes allow the user to select the better option to suit the workpiece geometry, material and tool type/size. Multi-feed technology is available as an option on new machines in the SV-1000 and SV-500 series, as well as a retrofit for existing machines in these series.

Controlled-force honing, a new feature in multi-feed, works like cruise control to ensure the optimum cutting load on the honing abrasive throughout a cycle, irrespective of the incoming part's hardness, geometry or size variation. Depending on the application, controlled-force honing cuts cycle times by as much as 50 percent, lengthens abrasive life for lower consumable cost, and allows finer control of surface finish parameters than ever before possible, the company says. Controlled-force technology is designed to eliminate glazing of the abrasive, due to too little force, and maintains a steady, free-cutting, self-dressing condition for maximum metal removal in the shortest possible cycle time.