GRINDING HARD MATERIALS
The 255 CL centerless cylindrical grinding machine is ideal for the high-precision grinding of components made of tungsten carbide, HSS, ceramics, glass and all kinds of steel parts with diameters between 0.5 mm to 30 mm and plunge lengths up to 125 mm.
Agathon Machine Tools, Inc. (Bethel, CT), a world leader in precision grinding machines, will show in Booth N-6951 at IMTS 2012 the 255 CL centerless cylindrical grinding machine for high-precision grinding of components made of tungsten carbide, HSS, ceramics, glass and all kinds of steel parts with diameters between 0.5 mm to 30 mm and plunge lengths up to 125 mm. The grinding and control spindles form equivalent NC axes that are freely-programmable. The CNC control system is based on the Siemens 840 D controller that, together with the “Safety-Integrated” safety concept, creates a CE-compliant total system.
Equipped with a precision CNC dressing system, the 255 CL incorporates an extremely stable machine bed that utilizes a welded structure partly filled with for single, dual- and triple-track grinding. The grinding and regulating wheels are supported unilaterally and can easily be mounted from the front. Measuring systems and peripheral devices for loading and unloading can be mounted at the (operator) machine front, the rear side and on the grinding and regulating wheel headstock for greater productivity.
Agathon will also feature the new DOM Semi highly precise 4-axis grinding center for the periphery grinding of ISO standard indexable inserts and K-Lands on one side for various materials such as tungsten carbide, ceramics, CBN and more. www.agathon.com