Product updates Vollmer’s line of innovation

Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais / Ahlam Rais

The grinding machine VGrind 360, the VPulse 500 wire erosion machine and the QXD 250 disc erosion machines are some of Vollmer’s latest technologies which will be displayed at the AMB metal working show in Germany.

The grinding machine VGrind 360 machines carbide tools such as drills, milling cutters or reamers in a single set-up.
The grinding machine VGrind 360 machines carbide tools such as drills, milling cutters or reamers in a single set-up.
(Source: Vollmer)

Vollmer, one of the global leaders specialising in the field of grinding and eroding machines is headquartered in Germany. The firm possesses 14 subsidiaries and more than 30 agents around the world which makes it possible for Vollmer to cater to its global customers. Enhancing productivity of the clients is the core objective of the company and this can be witnessed through its effective technologies and solutions.

Vollmer @AMB

Industry players now have the opportunity to view Vollmer’s latest and state-of-the-art products at the German-based metal working fair AMB which is expected to be held from September 18–22, 2018 in Stuttgart. A wide range of technologies including the tool grinding machine VGrind 360, the wire erosion machine VPulse 500, disc erosion machine QXD 250 and many other interesting solutions under the motto ‘Shaping Success Together’ will be displayed by the firm at the exhibition.

Grinding machine VGrind 360

Capable of machining carbide tools such as drills, milling cutters or reamers in a single set-up, the grinding machine VGrind 360 is available in two variants:

  • Two vertical spindles for grinding wheel packages
  • Equipped with a grinding wheel spindle, a high-frequency spindle (HF spindle) along with an automatic tool changer.

Grinding of special pocket areas for polycrystalline diamond (PCD) plates is also possible by making use of the high-frequency spindle.

For automatic opening of the abrasive coating, the grinding machine can also use the wheel sticking unit as an alternate solution. This ensures that the grinding residues on the diamond-tipped grinding wheel surface is removed thus assuring that the sharpness of the grinding wheel is sustained for a longer period of time. The coolant nozzles as well as the grinding wheel sets can also be automatically modified with the VGrind 360 grinding machine.

The grinding machine is also equipped with the HC 4 automation solution which comprises a chain magazine with 39 spaces for standardised HSK 63-A (hollow shank tapers). As an alternate solution, it can also hold up to 158 shank workpieces. Machining for longer periods of time and without human intervention is also possible through the implementation of the HP 160 pallet magazine which is capable of supplying up to 900 workpieces.

VPulse 500 wire erosion machine

The VPulse 500 wire erosion machine is utilised for machining PCD tools. High quality PCD tools can be produced in large numbers with the help of the machine’s eroding generator and advanced technology. Apart from this, high profile accuracy in production and maintenance can be achieved with modern machine kinematics. The machine’s touchscreen makes it convenient for the user to easily programme and control the tool for quick, error-free work.

QXD 250 disc erosion machine

Ideally used for accurately machining a wide range of PCD tools, the disc erosion machine can also be opted for speeding up the sharpening process of the tools with the assistance of the added programme functionality. The QXD 250 disc erosion machine can also be expanded by up to 64 workpiece positions with the HC 11 pallet circulation magazine.

Vollmer will also be showcasing the latest software which will enhance process reliability, precision and flexibility. The firm aims to showcase solutions for Industry 4.0 and IoT at the global event in order to make customers understand the benefits of networked machines in the production process.

Visitors at the AMB trade fair can witness live demos of these innovations at the Vollmer stand C35 in hall 5.

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