'Favorit' CNC Adapts to Grinding Tasks
Studer’s “Favorit” CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine is designed for grinding both single part and series production and can be fitted with automation.
Studer’s “Favorit” CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine can be used universally and has a center distance of 1600 mm (63”) that can also handle long workpieces. The grinding machine is designed for grinding both single part and series production and can be fitted with automation. With options such as measuring control, balancing system, contact detection and longitudinal positioning, it can be subsequently adapted to other grinding tasks.
The Favorit has a machine bed made of solid Granitan that is said to ensure maximum precision, performance and safety. The full enclosure provides a view of the grinding process. The wheelhead can accommodate a belt-driven external and internal grinding spindle.
It operates with the practice-oriented Studer grinding software, with Studer-pictogramming, which allows users to program grinding and dressing cycles. With the optionally available StuderGrind software, applications such as profiling the grinding wheel for complex workpiece shapes can be programmed.
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As tooling complexity increases, one might expect in-house tool grinding to gradually fade away. In fact, though, more and more shops are taking advantage of CNC tool grinding’s increased capabilities to improve consistency, flexibility and productivity.
Studer (United Grinding North America) has a solution to the tricky workholding problem of finish grinding close tolerances for roundness and concentricity of thin-walled rings and sleeves or a rolling element such as a bearing raceway.