The company provides an advanced materials and engineering base for the Westcott Space Cluster and was looking for a cost-effective new machine for the production of its tungsten carbide measuring probes, required at the rate of 2000-3000 pieces per month.

PLUTO-18 is a specially designed by Micromatic Grinding Technologies to focus on compactness, high performance and to provide an economical grinding solution. It is best suited to produce highly accurate small components and can perform both plunge and traverse grinding operations. The effective guarding design makes it ‘total productive maintenance’ friendly and its standard configuration makes it adaptable for factory automation too.

A few features of PLUTO-18 include its suitability for batch production of shaft type components with a maximum wheel outer diameter of 400 mm (and width 50 mm). A rigid anti-friction wheel head is utilised for better geometrical accuracies and an integrated table provides higher rigidity. PLUTO 18 measures only 1.66 m (W) X 2.2 m (D), which can help to save nearly 30% space, compared to the footprint of a similar hydraulic grinder. Its customised user-friendly graphics screen helps ease in machine setting and operation.