Surface, Profile Grinder Provides Automated Part Loading

United Grinding presents the Blohm Planomat HP 412 surface and profile grinding machine that not only provides automated part loading and unloading, but also the ability for operators to work alongside the robot.

United Grinding presents the Blohm Planomat HP 412 surface and profile grinding machine that not only provides automated part loading and unloading, but also the ability for operators to work alongside the robot. The collaborative robot does not require any type of safety fencing or light curtains. The robot is also designed to aid in handling large heavy parts and enables operators to simply step up and interrupt operations when needed. The robot will then automatically return to its task.

Automation is said to increase the productivity output, delivering both high feed and high acceleration rates thanks to a 15-kW (24.5-kW optional) grinding spindle drive, precision re-circulating ballscrews and digital servodrives. The machine’s linear guideways minimize maintenance and the Y and Z axes feature linear glass scales for precise machine motion.

Available with EasyProfile control or a Siemens 840D CNC, the six machines in the Planomat HP series provide part grinding size ranges of 400 × 800 mm, 400 × 1,200 mm, 600 × 800 mm, 600 × 1,200 mm, 600 × 1,600 mm and 600 × 2,000 mm. The all-cast-iron machine beds, columns, tables and wheel heads of the machines provide high rigidity and vibration dampening.