When the metal machining world gathers on 18 September for EMO Hannover 2017, VOLLMER, the tool sharpening specialist, will be at the heart of the action. This year, the company is showcasing its products and services under the motto "Dialogue on Precision" and is focusing in particular on its new VPulse 500 wire erosion machine. This latest edition to the VOLLMER portfolio is aimed squarely at tool manufacturers and has been designed to sharpen various diamond cutting tools such as multi-stage, milling and bell-shaped tools. VOLLMER is also exhibiting new software options and updates for the QXD 250 erosion machine and a number of additional automatic functions for the VGrind 360, which is used to machine carbide tools.
Non-contact erosion is the number one choice when it comes to machining tools that are tipped with polycrystalline diamonds (PCD), as this technique allows the removal of precise quantities of material, even down to micrometer level. The new VPulse 500 wire erosion machine has been launched as the successor to the tried-and-tested QWD range for this type of technique. Fitted with a new erosion generator and cutting-edge technology, it is perfectly placed to produce high-quality PCD tools in large numbers. The advanced machine kinematics ensure high profile accuracy in both production and maintenance. Improvements have also been made to the operating concept of the VPulse 500, which is virtually intuitive to program and control thanks to a user-friendly touchscreen.