According to the company, the Mikroturn 500 XL demonstrates an ultra-precise turning and grinding process, offering the advantages of the hard turning process in only one clamping set-up. The machine reportedly realizes a surface structure that is normally only possible through grinding. The manufacturers will also be presenting options for advanced process monitoring, which are said to contribute to a very high degree of process reliability with fewer process steps and lower costs. As is explained, an optical insert measuring system determines the entire geometry of the insert, including changes in the radius and the current level of wear. During machining, the process is controlled through a monitoring system in order to assess the workpiece quality in real time, including wear and any damage to the insert. In a final stage, a scanning probe provides feedback about the quality of the end product after machining.
Ultra-precise hard turning
Hembrug Machine Tools, a manufacturer of ultra-precision hard turning machines, will be spotlighting new developments in the field of hard turning at EMO Hannover 2017. In addition, options will be presented for extended process monitoring.