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STUDER offers its customers a wide variety of automation solutions

February 21st, 2020 12:42 pm | by Admin

STUDER easyLoad for external and universal cylindrical grinding machines


STUDER offers its customers a wide range of automation solutions. The Swiss grinding machine specialists give you an exciting insight into the world of automation; from the entry-level model to a customised solution, everything is offered and implemented.

The history of automation began when people at work started transporting bags and other goods from one place to another using human chains, rather instead of individually. One of the best-known forms of automation was invented by Henry Ford, with the assembly of complete vehicles on an assembly line in 1913.

STUDER offers its customers a wide range of automation solutions. Loaders are available in various price ranges. The more functionality the loader needs to offer, the more complex the loading model becomes.

STUDER easyLoad as a suitable entry-level model
The entry-level models are characterised by solid craftsmanship. They primarily provide a low-cost option for feeding and removing the desired parts to and from the grinding machine.

For the machine types S33, S31, S22 and S41, a loader solution is offered in the shape of a portal loader system with V-gripper. The STUDER easyload loading system is suitable for shaft components up to a part length of 300 mm and a gripper diameter of 4 to 30 mm (max. interfering contour Ø 50 mm). It therefore covers most of the part spectrum produced on these machines. The parts are supplied via a standardised, adjustable synchronised conveyor. The enclosure for the base module, which has been adapted to suit the machine design, enables safe and clean operation of the system.

STUDER easyLoad for external and universal cylindrical grinding machines
In the automation mid-range, where there is still an emphasis on standardisation, STUDER also offers suitable solutions in collaboration with external suppliers. Additional functions such as deburring, brushing or re-measuring ground parts can be offered for automation systems in the mid-range. For example, Wenger Automation & Engineering AG, in addition to the WeStack cell, which is responsible for the automation per se, also offers the WeSpeed cell. As the name suggests, this automation solution ensures quicker loading and unloading of parts on STUDER cylindrical grinding machines. The WeFlex is the flexible all-rounder among the Wenger automation cells, because the replaceable gripper bodies enable changeover from shaft to chuck parts in a flash.

WeStack and WeSpeed cells from Wenger Automation & Engineering AG.
As with cars, there are no upper limits for automation solutions. STUDER has implemented many different combinations of machines and technologies in the past and will also endeavor to do so seamlessly in the future. Other additional functions, such as reading and marking codes on grinding parts as well as sorting them, pre- and re-measurement between grinding cycles and match grinding, are just a few of the options that can be offered.

flexLoad – the loader from the USA
A strong trend towards automation is also evident in the USA. In response, UNITED Grinding North America has developed the flexLoad loading system. The flexLoad (the name stands for flexibility) features a six-axis robot, which can move into the machine on a seventh axis for workpiece changeover. The robot is currently available for the three STUDER models S33, S31 and S41 in the USA.

Fritz Studer AG
Tel: 0141 33 439 1111
Email: info@studer.com


“United for your success” – Grinding Symposium 2019

March 11th, 2019 12:12 pm | by Admin

Networked production, machine learning in the production process, intelligent workpieces: What do all these buzz words mean? More importantly, how suitable are they for everyday use and how is this topic related to precision and grinding technology? All of these and more fascinating questions will be discussed at the Grinding Symposium from 8th-10thMay 2019 in Thun, Switzerland.

For the fourth time in succession, the UNITED GRINDING Group is inviting international experts from the field of hard fine machining to this summit, held over three days against the beautiful panoramic backdrop of the Swiss Alps.

In 16 expert talks, well-known international experts will be explaining current and future developments in the grinding machine and production industries. There will be 13 presentations of real use-cases in which MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG present their latest hardware and software solutions, including three new products. And innovative future technologies will be introduced in the newly established FutureLAB.

“We are very happy that with the Grinding Symposium we offer our guests a forum for international, expert exchange at a top-class level,” stresses Stephan Nell, CEO of UNITED GRINDING Group. He promises all participants “many interesting experiences through this innovative and effective combination of science and practice”. Dialogue and networking will not be neglected thanks to the pleasant social program in the evenings.

The Grinding Symposium 2019 enjoys an international focus, and the presentations will therefore be in German, English, French, and Italian.

You can find further information and register for the event at www.grinding-symposium.com

Tel: 0041 31356 0111
Email: info@grinding.ch