One-Piece Cylindrical Grinding Machine

The Suprema from Jones & Shipman is a one-piece “tee bed” cylindrical grinder that can accommodate one-off, batch or high-volume production. Direct-coupled digital servomotors and rotary encoders ensure geometric accuracy, while the machine benefits from Jones & Shipman software that removes the requirement for operators to input code—instead providing an icon-based user interface. Built around a GE-Fanuc touchscreen, the easy control system reduces the need for operator training and cuts setup and change-over time.

The Suprema from Jones & Shipman is a one-piece “tee bed” cylindrical grinder that can accommodate one-off, batch or high-volume production. Direct-coupled digital servomotors and rotary encoders ensure geometric accuracy, while the machine benefits from Jones & Shipman software that removes the requirement for operators to input code—instead providing an icon-based user interface. Built around a GE-Fanuc touchscreen, the easy control system reduces the need for operator training and cuts setup and change-over time.

 

Full manual control of the grinding machine is also straightforward and intuitive thanks to the machine’s twin membrane panel controls. The left-hand panel contains the Z-axis manual control via a hand pulse generator, together with the touchscreen display panel and ancillary controls. The right-hand panel has a similar HPG and digital readout for X-axis control.

 

The modular configuration of the machine was designed using 3D CAD technology and has allowed the company to offer the machine with a comprehensive range of options and additions to suit the most demanding user requirements. The Suprema incorporates a Universal Wheelhead and has a grinding capacity of 300-mm × 50-mm diameter between centers. Models are also available in 1-m and 1.5-m table capacities.