AGS Announces one of its largest ever stands for Mach 2018
Coventry based Advanced Grinding Solutions have announced they are investing in one of their largest ever stands at next year’s Mach exhibition which will be of some 115 sqm with AGS displaying no less than 5 of its advanced machine tools.
AGS will be displaying the latest Tschudin CNC Centerless Grinding machine, a Lapping machine from FLP, a Platit Coating machine, a Magnetfinish Deburring machine and finally an automatic loader from Advanced grindings automation partner HandlingTech Gmbh. A range of Krebs & Riedel grinding wheels will also be exhibited.
Chris Boraston, MD at Advanced Grinding, is very pleased indeed that the Mach show is being taken very seriously by its various machine tool partners as they look to further promote their range of advanced machinery to UK engineering companies and comments;
"These days there are many major machine tool exhibitions all over the world and as the companies we represent all operate globally, and marketing budgets are always carefully considered, we are very pleased indeed to be able to bring a large selection of our machinery over to the UK for the Mach show to demonstrate to UK engineers. For the forthcoming show FLP, Platit and Magnetfinish are exhibiting for the very first time in the UK and we are sure there will be a great deal of interest in their range of machinery".
Tschudin are presenting their very latest machine, the Proline Centreless Grinder. This machine answers Industries demands for highly consistent production quality. With its latest development of “ProLine” machines, Tschudin has taken on the task to eliminate almost all of the mechanical procedures for set up and grinding, especially the adjustment of the workrest blade height, and to create a centerless grinding machine which can be set up and operated by everyone. As a world’s first in centerless grinding, and covered by a patent, the regulating wheel on the new Tschudin machine is automatically adjusted in height by an independent CNC axis (Y-axis). The optimum height of the workpiece in order to achieve the best possible roundness is done simply by digitally adjusting the height position of the regulating wheel. During the production process, the Y-Axis will also compensate automatically for any change of grinding geometry due to wear of both the grinding and the regulating wheels. Therefore, the quality produced will remain consistent.
Another unique feature on all Tschudin machines is also the patented movable work-rest axis (W-Axis) which allows for additional grinding processes such as the highly efficient multi part grinding of several parts at a time or to split up grinding processes in the same grinding cycle to have both a rough and also a finish grind operation in one automatic set-up. Thanks to the W-axis, the loading and unloading of the workpieces is always outside of the grinding zone, allowing simplified and safe automation or safe manual loading. This feature is highly attractive for those looking to meet health & safety obligations because otherwise the hand loading of parts to centerless grinding machines can be dangerous.
With the Tschudin’s machine base and spindle blocks made from natural granite and the optionally and newly available grinding spindle housing made from Invar, Tschudin is mastering the worst enemy of grinding which is thermal expansion due to heat variances. Ultra-precise linear slides, linear axis motors and programmable cooling supply systems are state of the art technology for the highest production demands.
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