CS700E Tool Management Center Provides Cutting Tool Control
Holroyd’s CS700E tool management center incorporates automatic dressing stations to ensure optimum integrity of the grinding wheel.
Holroyd’s CS700E tool management center has been designed to grind high-accuracy profile forms on finish milling cutters of up to 700 mm in diameter. The machine provides a larger diameter alternative to Holroyd’s CS500E (500-mm maximum diameter) model.
The tool management center incorporates automatic dressing stations to ensure optimum integrity of the grinding wheel. The stations are equipped to condition CBN and diamond grinding wheels, while the use of HSK-A160 arbors (as fitted to 8EX rotor milling machines), enables rapid wheel change-over times and further enhances accuracy.
The center has a touchscreen programming system, which provides control over production accuracies. The center also has automatic scanning of the tool profile during the grinding cycle. Following probing, the tool profile is graphically superimposed over the theoretical profile and displayed within user-defined tolerance bands to ensure that all cutter blades are ground within tightly controlled limits.
Multi-bladed cutters can be sharpened on the center. The cutter indexing process is carried out automatically. The cutter is located on an HSK-A160 arbor for precise positioning on the 8EX rotor milling machine, or on other rotor millers employing the same arbor. The maximum profile height is 120 mm.
This tapered diamond grinding wheel dressing technique, which takes place inside the machine, is used in production of high-precision profile inserts.
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