Studer’s New Grinding Machine Features Large Grinding Wheel

Studer’s new S36 grinding machine is positioned between the compact S11 for small workpieces and the S22 for medium-sized workpieces.

The S36 has a fixed grinding head, with grinding wheel angles of 0° , 15° or 30° available. The distance between centers is 650 mm (25.6″) and the maximum workpiece weight is 150 kg (330 lb). The S36 features a Granitan machine bed and a workhead with high-precision roller bearings.

The S36 machine concept is designed for productive external grinding of chuck and shaft components, which can serve many different industries. Studer says its field of application extends from die and mold through the aerospace industry to the production of parts for the hydraulic and automotive industries. In addition to vehicle manufacturing, the new machine will also be used in the hydraulic, pump and toolmaking sectors.

The new S36 features a large grinding wheel that has a diameter of 610 mm (24″) and a maximum width of 125 mm (4.9″). In addition, the machine comes with the C.O.R.E. (“Customer Oriented REvolution”) operating system, which includes a touch panel and intuitive operation. The C.O.R.E. software architecture enables data exchange between the machines, and it is also possible with third-party systems via the integrated umati interface. This interface also provides access to the United Grinding Digital Solutions products directly at the machine and without the installation of additional hardware. C.O.R.E. is said to create the technical foundation not just for these and other Internet of Things (IoT) and data applications, but also for a standard, simple mode of operation.

The newly-developed SmartJet nozzles for efficient and automatic coolant supply are fitted as standard. Due to these, cooling is now managed by the machine control. A frequency-controlled pump and a dynamic pressure measuring unit are used as central components. These make it possible to precisely adjust the volume flow to suit the process for rough grinding, fine grinding or finishing. The cooling medium is fed to the grinding wheel via a manifold and flow-optimized, adjustable nozzles.

Story courtesy of Modern Machine Shop.

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