Available in the UK from Rugby based Jones & Shipman Hardinge, the Kellenberger 10 (K10) combines proven technology using many Kellenberger components and sub-assemblies from the established K100 machine, coupled with the latest programming technology. This uses the Kellenberger Blue teach/programming software that enables semi-skilled operators to use the machine.

The standard machine can accommodate workpieces up to 1,000 by 400 mm in size with a top table weight capacity of 100 kg. The table profile is also a proven Kellenberger design with the full-length wheel dressing interface located on its rear to reduce re-tooling work and extend the wheel dressing possibilities.

The machine features generous X- and Z-axis strokes (365 by 1,150 mm), collision-free operation and dressing ratios. The low-maintenance, high-precision linear guide on the X-axis and the V-flat sliding guides on the Z-axis are equipped with optical absolute linear position measuring systems. The B-axis is designed as an automatic indexing axis (1° Hirth gearing) with high positioning accuracy and a +30°/-210° swivel range.

The K10 also offers the ability for users to expand or customise its capability by adding a range of optional equipment, such as a second external grinding wheel, larger grinding wheels, a tailstock, gap control and balance sensors and measurement control via probing.

It features a stable sub-frame to minimise external influences and vibration that can adversely affect surface finish, all-round component quality and sustained process accuracy.

The Kellenberger Blue solution software is accessed through a FANUC 0i-TFP CNC control with a 19” touch-screen. Programming, re-tooling and a remote diagnostic feature extend the opportunities for using the machine on a wide variety of applications across the machine shop. The operator does not need DIN or ISO programming skills.

For optimum productivity and flexibility, the universal grinding head can optionally be equipped with two 500/400 mm OD grinding wheels. Powerful high frequency, grease-lubricated ID grinding spindles with direct drive are available in two speed ranges - 6,000 to 40,000 rpm and 10,000 to 60,000 rpm.

“This machine brings all of the proven design, assembly and reliability features associated with the Kellenberger brand to a much wider market via its highly competitive pricing structure,” claims Mike Duignan, managing director of Jones & Shipman Hardinge.