Go North to Find Schütte's Multi-Spindles, South for Tool Grinders
Schütte USA are in two locations at this year’s IMTS with a sophisticated cell demonstrating automation applied using a FANUC robot in the South Hall and a presentation featuring CNC Multi-spindles in the Gosiger booth in the North hall.
Schütte USA, manufacturer of CNC tool grinding machines and multi-spindle turning centers, is available for attendees in two locations at this year’s IMTS.
In the South Building, under the company’s name, is a sophisticated cell demonstrating automation applied using a FANUC robot to load and unload tools ranging from standard end mills and drills to profile inserts and medical tools.
The robot cell is built by Schütte, an authorized FANUC integrator, at the company headquarters in Jackson, Michigan. Key points on display in the booth are carbide insert grinding, med-rasps, complex step tools and gear grinding. For the swag-lovers among us, small gifts in the form of logo pens and can coolers as well as cold drinks and espresso are rewards for stopping by.
CNC multi-spindles make up the other half of Schütte’s IMTS metalworking offering. A presentation featuring these machines is in the Gosiger booth (339266) in the North Building. Of particular interest is a new eight-spindle CNC that Schütte introduced to the metalworking market last year.
Designed for complex workpieces as well as high-volume production, the new machine, designated AC, can be programmed to divide a workpiece process across eight spindles for extremely short cycle times. It can also be programmed for multiple drops to expedite production of less complex parts. Flexibility and accuracy are the keys to these new machine tools.
Debuting in both the grinding booth and the multi-spindle booth is Schütte’s new U.S. president, Jeff Reinert. This is Reinert’s first IMTS for Schütte but far from his first show. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Reinert is ready, willing and able to help visitors find what they are looking for.
Also available to help visitors discover Schütte’s technology and how it is best applied is application engineer Corey Sikes, a 23-year veteran. Ask for either Reinert or Sikes when you stop by the South or North location, and they will make you feel at home.