Vollmer will première three innovations at the GrindTec 2012 trade fair in Augsburg, 14 to 17 March - the CB 200, CB 300 and CMF 300 machines; while subsidiary company Loroch is introducing its K850 HSS grinding machine.
A specialist in developing technology for the grinding of carbide-tipped bandsaws and circular saws for the metal-processing industry, Vollmer's new machines offer improvements in this area.
The CB 200, little brother to the existing CB 400, can be used to sharpen the faces and tops of carbide-tipped bandsaw blade teeth in a more precise manner, with this aimed at the processing of aluminium, plastic, steel or cast iron.
The CM 300 and the CMF 300 are fully-automatic sharpening machines that can be used to sharpen carbide-tipped circular saw blades up to a diameter of 1,440 mm. With nine CNC-controlled axes, the CM 300 can machine cutting edges at tooth faces and tops in one setup, while the CMF 300 can do the same for tooth sides. Used with handling systems, automatic, round-the-clock operations are possible.
The Loroch K850 is a fully automatic grinding machine solution for CBN abrasive grinding (cubic crystalline boron nitride). It can use its four CNC-controlled movement axes to sharpen, re-tooth and automatically chamfer HSS circular metal saws.
Author: Andrew Allcock