Depending on the version and equipment, the new machine is seen as particularly suitable for the ultra-precise and highly productive grinding of all kinds of thread-type workpieces. These include worms, screw spindles, extruder screws, threaded rolls, thread gauges, and threaded tools such as cutting and forming taps. Also listed are ball screws, gear-cutting tools, broaching tools, compressor rotors, gear racks, and special gears. The SH grinder is equipped with a maximum of eight CNC axes and is designed as a console machine with a travelling column construction. The manufacturers particularly highlight the compact and vibration-free design. The machine features an optional vertical axis with hydraulic weight compensation, which extends the application range of the basic version with an additional adjusting axis or, in a further expansion phase, a highly dynamic oscillation axis. The basic version of the machine has a table-mounted dressing unit. The new modular Helitouch control software reportedly permits simple and fast programming and very short setup times. The machine can be networked with other systems that use the software to exchange programs and settings. As the company also points out, the use of special profile software permits the ultra-precise grinding of almost all profile shapes.
Universal profile grinding machine for thread-shaped workpieces
SMS Maschinenbau will be presenting its new Heligrind universal profile grinding machine from the SH series for the first time at EMO Hannover 2017. The modular design is said to allow a broad range of grinding applications.