Advanced Cylindrical Grinding of Tool Room, Batch or High Volume Production
Inexperienced operators appreciate the simple setups of the Suprema 1000M cylindrical grinding machine from Jones and Shipman that uses manual, semi or fully automatic control of grinding and dressing cycles.
Jones and Shipman, a Kellenberger subsidiary of Hardinge Inc. (Elmira, NY) introduces their 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, the 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.”
The “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 Suprema 1000M has a robust, swiveling wheel head with a left and right external wheel. The left-hand wheel is 400 mm x 50 mm, while the right hand wheel is 350 mm 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 100kg 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. Inexperienced operators will appreciate the simple setups of this control.
Suprema grinding machines are available in 650 mm, 1000 mm, and 1500 mm grinding lengths. A Model 1000M grinding machine will be available in 2014.