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Grinding unit adds automation

Issue: January 2019

Helitronic Power 400 Designed in Germany and built in the Czech Republic, this second-generation grinding machine from Walter Maschinenbau GmbH is suited to making dies and molds. It was introduced to the North American market at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September. U.S. sales and service are handled by Walter’s U.S. subsidiary, United Grinding North America Inc.

What’s new? More automation options. It is now available with a top loader, or an optional robot tool loader, which can lift tools as heavy as 44 pounds. The workpiece carrier has 35 percent more space, and the machine can grind tools up to about 15 inches long. Torque motors are now an optional alternative to the standard geared motor for the C axis.

Benefits Rigidity. Redesigned in collaboration with two universities, the cast iron bed has been optimized to handle heavy loads and is 70 percent more rigid than that of the first-generation machine.

United Grinding North America Inc., Miamisburg, Ohio, 937-859-1975, www.grinding.com