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The Customer-Oriented REvolution Journey Continues at GrindingHub

By Anvita Pillai, @Anvitap21,

Added 24 May 2022

The UNITED GRINDING Group will be unveiling a series of world premieres on the first day of the GrindingHub 2022 trade show. Among other things, a new cylindrical grinding machine, a new loading system, a tool grinding machine and — as an extension of the Group’s machine portfolio — a revolutionary additive machine tool for manufacturing metallic components using 3D printing

The United Grinding Group, one of the leading manufacturers of precision machines for grinding, eroding, lasering, and combination machining, is the largest exhibitor at the new trade show for grinding technology in Stuttgart: GrindingHub. The Group will present its revolutionary innovations on a booth covering an area of 1,200 m2.

Revolutionary Machine Development in Additive Manufacturing

The revolutionary aspect of the new IMPACT 4530 machine is its high degree of automation and its repeating accuracy. While the machines available on the market to date are based mainly on manual processes and are difficult to integrate into the manufacturing process, the IMPACT 4530, by contrast, is designed for safe operation under industrial conditions. The separate operating and loading area, with an automatic changeover system for the metal powder containers and the components, ensures higher productivity. The clever design also keeps cleaning and maintaining the system, a major issue in conventional systems, easy and uncomplicated. This greatly simplifies the handling of the machine and increases productivity.

The machine’s high repeating accuracy is reinforced through smart software, as the new machine is already equipped with the new CORE technology. The Group's innovative hardware and software architecture enables intuitive operation and networking with other machine tools and allows machines to prepare for production largely on their own. 

World Firsts in Grinding Technology

The Group is also presenting several innovations in grinding technology. BLOHM, for example, is presenting its PLANOMAT XT Essential, an economical, high-precision surface grinding machine in the entry-level segment, for the first time at any German trade show. 

STUDER is presenting two new products in cylindrical grinding: the S36 external cylindrical grinding machine for production and its uniLoad automatic loading system. The S36 is designed for small to medium-sized workpieces and various components. It is ideally suited for use in the automotive, hydraulic, pump, and tooling industries and comes equipped with the new CORE technology. One outstanding feature of the new machine is its large grinding wheel with a diameter of up to 610 millimetres and a maximum width of 125 millimetres.

With the new uniLoad loading system, STUDER focuses on universality and speed for its two universal external cylindrical grinding machines, the S31 and S33. The system can be operated without special training or programming knowledge and achieves automated processing of about one hour at total storage capacity.

In tool machining, WALTER is presenting the HELITRONIC G 200, a new tool grinding machine with an innovative machine concept and a footprint of less than 2.3m2. The compact device is suitable for producing and re-sharpening of rotationally symmetrical tools with a diameter range of 1 to 125 mm.

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