Due to the rapid development of e-mobility and other alternative drive types, the demand for suitable grinding machines for a new variety of components in vehicle manufacturing is increasing. That is why Studer has developed the new S36.
The S36 will be positioned between the compact S11 for small workpieces and the S22 for medium-sized workpieces. New functionalities for changing requirements supplement proven concepts.
“The demand for cost-effective grinding solutions for medium to large series remains consistently high in e-mobility applications,” said Martin Habegger, project manager at Studer. In addition to vehicle manufacturing, the new machine will also be used in the hydraulic, pump and toolmaking sectors.
The S36 has a fixed grinding head, with grinding wheel angles of 0, 15, or 30 degrees available. The distance between centers is 650 mm (25.6 inches) and the maximum workpiece weight is 150 kg (330 pounds). Proven components, including a Granitan® machine bed and a workhead with high-precision roller bearings, are foundational staples in the S36.
The S36 machine concept is designed for productive external grinding of chuck and shaft components. This can serve many different industries. Its field of application extends from die and mold through the aerospace industry to the production of parts for the hydraulic and automotive industries.
An outstanding feature of the new S36 is its large grinding wheel, which has a diameter of 610 mm (24 inches) and a maximum width of 125 mm (4.9 inches). This makes the S36 a standout in its category. In addition, the machine comes with the C.O.R.E. operating system, which includes touch panel and intuitive operation. Thanks to the uniform C.O.R.E. software architecture, data exchange between the machines is easily possible. This is also possible with third-party systems via the integrated umati interface. This interface also provides access to the United Grinding Digital Solutions™ products directly at the machine and without the installation of additional hardware. C.O.R.E. creates the technical foundation not just for these and other IoT and data applications, but also for a revolutionary, standard and simple mode of operation.
The newly-developed SmartJet® nozzles for efficient and automatic coolant supply are fitted as standard. Thanks to these, cooling is now managed by the machine control. A frequency-controlled pump and a dynamic pressure measuring unit are used as central components. These make it possible to precisely adjust the volume flow to suit the process for rough grinding, fine grinding or finishing. The cooling medium is fed to the grinding wheel via a manifold and flow-optimized, adjustable nozzles.
“This concept guarantees precise, efficient and reproducible cooling,” said Habegger. “We offer customers the S36 with all of this modern grinding technology at an excellent price-to-performance ratio.”
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