Of course this is a grinding machine, right? United
Grinding Group unveiled its new Studer S11 cylindrical grinder for workpieces up to 200 mm in an elaborate ceremony in its EMO booth on Day 1 of the show.
Rotary transfer technology was not left behind in the machine tool design category as can be seen with this
machine from Gnutti. Called piccolo, this new 32-mm maximum diameter, 24-station machine is designed to be quickly reconfigurable to reflect low volume, high mix production realities. It is an integral package and has new
According Chris Pockett, our long time English friend who works for Renishaw, the use of industrial design for machine tools goes back to the 70’s and a CMM designed by DEA. Well, Wenzel-Scantec showed that pedigree in its Core M optical high-speed measuring system. With a measuring volume of 500 × 500 mm, this machine is
designed to measure parts directly in production.
DMG Mori Seiki has been at
industrial machine tool design perhaps as long as any company. That is reflected in its new DMC 650 V, a new VMC series introduced at EMO. It uses a fixed table design that allows for workpiece weights up to 800 kg. It also features the company’s new CNC called the Celos, which puts many monitoring functions in the control for instant process and machine process data analysis.
Not new, but still novel, this is the multi-Swiss from Tornos, first shown at EMO 2011. The form is obvious. The function, however, six-sliding headstock spindles, is unique. The integrated package including bar feeder, still is able to turn heads.
In Tornos’ booth, its newest sliding headstock machine, the Swiss Nano, was on display and got a lot of attention. Its ergonomic front loading design coupled with sleek lines made for an attention getting package. It is targeted to the watchmaking industry, but is fully capable of highly accurate processing of most small parts.