Cylindrical Grinding Machine Features “Self Teach” Touch Screen
Jones and Shipman introduced their new Suprema 1000M cylindrical grinding machine with productivity enhancements.
Jones and Shipman (Elmira, NY) introduced their new Suprema 1000M cylindrical grinding machine with productivity enhancements not found in their current 1000 mm machine. “The Suprema 1000M is an affordable and sophisticated cylindrical grinding machine with a simple setup,” states Jeff Hilliard, North America sales manager, Hardinge Grinding Group.
“These important upgrades will help end users achieve greater productivity and flexibility while maintaining the core advantages of the J&S “easy” programming system.”
Jones and Shipman’s “self teach” easy touch screen has been upgraded to a Fanuc Power motion. New features include online storage for all dressing and grind programs, USB connectivity, improved reaction times and a color touch screen to further improve programming and set up time.
Larger wheel diameters provide longer wheel life and increased productivity by reducing the number of dresses required in the grinding cycles. The machine has a robust, swiveling wheel head with a left and right external wheel. The left-hand wheel is 400 x 50 mm, while the right hand wheel is 350 x 50 mm. A belt-driven internal grinding system is ready to accept an optional internal spindle.
An increase on the wheel head power to 5 kw (3.75 kw on existing 1000 mm machine) will allow further improvements in productivity and reduce cycle times. A machine guard re-design improves machine accessibility to assist and improve setting, cleaning and maintaining the machine.
The Suprema 1000M has a center height of 160 mm with a 100 kg weight capacity. Ideal for tool room, batch or high volume production, the highly versatile Suprema 1000M features “easy” self teach programming software, a robust “Tee Bed” design, high geometric accuracy and the latest touch screen technology.
“The Suprema line of grinding machines have three modes of operation — manual, semi or fully automatic control of grinding and dressing cycles, states Jeff. Inexperienced operators will appreciate the simple setups of this control.”