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12 September 2017

New capabilities for Walter Helitronic multi-axis tool grinders speed machining routines

New capabilities for Walter Helitronic multi-axis tool grinders speed machining routines
Walter Ewag UK has added two new capabilities to its Walter Helitronic multi-axis tool grinders that will further speed up machining routines: the GDS automatic tool clamping system and the automatic measurement of machine axes’ positioning references.

Offering fast and accurate collet change from the front of the machine, the spring-loaded GDS system (main picture) offers a clamping length of 50 mm for tools up to 20 mm diameter on the Helitronic machine range (up to 12 mm on the Helitronic Mini Automation and Helitronic Micro) and boasts concentricity and repeatability values both of 0.002 mm.

Additional time savings are also on offer with the automatic (rather than manual) measurement of machine axis positioning via electrical contact.

Automatic axis measurement is a new capability

Available soon as a retrofit for Helitronic tool grinders with Fanuc CNC systems, a setting disc with electrical isolator is easily and quickly interfaced with the control. The functionality not only eliminates the possibility of human error but also frees up operators for other tasks.

Andrew Allcock

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