Hardinge unveils new standard for ID grinding
New innovative hydrostatic guideways standard on all axes provide highest performance across ID grinding applications
Hardinge Inc., the leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting manufacturing tool solutions and accessories unveiled the new VOUMARD® 1000 Universal CNC Internal grinding (IG) machine at a special presentation at the AUTOBAU AG showroom in Romanshorn, Switzerland. The latest innovation offers a high-performance, economical grinder for the widest range of universal internal grinding requirements to obtain fine surface finishes and tight tolerances. Designed and manufactured with Hardinge’s high quality and focus on innovation, the all new VOUMARD 1000 is a new standard in ID grinding, providing customers with the ultimate combination of precision, performance in an affordable machine designed to optimise production costs when manufacturing high-precision parts for industries ranging from aerospace to medical.
For over 80 years, the Voumard brand has been a global leader in innovative ID/OD grinding, with almost 10,000 installed internal grinding machines around the world. This product line has been specifically designed for machining workpieces with larger diameters and / or lengths. Typical applications are grinding operations on parts for hydraulic components, spindles, bearings or gears, for example.
“We are introducing a new system that incorporates feedback we received from customers, from the rigid base to the hydrostatic guides in combination with direct drives on all axis, all the way to the new user interface on our controls,” says Helmut Gaisberger, global director product management for Hardinge Grinding. “The new VOUMARD 1000 system exceed the most demanding of today’s grinding requirements.
As well as a traditional grinding machine design, the VOUMARD 1000 offers up to five fully functional CNC axes with outstanding positioning accuracies in the nanometer range, as well as best-in-class tool and workpiece management. The new concept substitutes additional movement for dressing and measuring devices.”
The VOUMARD 1000 offers almost infinite configuration options for the widest range of grinding operations. The machine replaces the popular VOUMARD 110, VOUMARD 130 and parts of the VOUMARD 150 series. Prepared to machine workpieces with a length of 300 mm
and 300 mm swing diameter over the table, customers can now benefit from the following features:
Innovative HYDROLIN® hydrostatic guideways provide the highest performance: the VOUMARD 1000 features the newest generation of hydrostatic guideways on all axis for superb precision and productivity. It provides excellent damping, stick-slip-free operation and high rigidity (wraparound guideway), resulting in outstanding surface quality and more reliability without any friction loss and wear.
Ultra-precision accuracy with a fast oscillation for even the smallest diameters to enhance productivity – the VOUMARD 1000’s unique design does not have coupling joints to perform without any backlash, offer superior positioning accuracy-less corrections, as well as optimised thermodynamics in its direct drive linear motor system for better cooling management.
Unique, compact hydrostatic spindle turret configuration for ideal accessibility and larger spectrum of parts. The new system offers a hydrostatic B-axis, with benchmarking positioning repeatability.
Advantages in high precision also in non-round grinding and improved accessibility with compact “table turret” collision-free dressing – the table turret on the hydrostatic B2 axis, can optionally be equipped with a workhead and a high-precision rotation axis (C-axis) with direct measuring system and torque motor. Enabling maximum roundness and precision in the fine adjustment of the cylindricity of the inner diameter during cylindrical grinding. A large selection of clamping devices and steady rests completes the available options.
New compact, ergonomic machine design for better overview during grinding process and accessibility for best in class tool and work piece management.
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