Gewefa wins record breaking order for aerospace application
Corsham-based Gewefa UK has secured its biggest single order for grinding arbors, along with a large quantity of collet chucks for use with newly commissioned Magerle MFP 100 high productivity grinding and milling centres.
The Gewefa order, comprising 600 individual toolholders in total, is for use when finish machining critical aero engine components and comprises 400 ‘Grindtec’ grinding arbors with HSK80 tapers along with collet chucks to accommodate the machines’ integrated milling and drilling functions.
The Magerle MFP 100 is characterised by its high working speed, fast tool change and expandable tool changer. It is specially designed for applications where multi-face machining of heavy and complex workpieces in just a single clamping operation is demanded. With 50 kW spindle power and a generously designed working area, the centre is ideally suited for processing turbine guides and rotor blades as well as heat shields for use in the aviation and energy industries.
The machine features an integrated tool changer which can be equipped with grinding wheels of differing diameters and grades as well as the metalcutting toolholders. The toolholder specification required a robust construction to guarantee wide machining contours with high material removal rates. The Gewefa Grindtec arbors are part of a comprehensive range of arbors, toolholders and accessories available from Gewefa specifically for grinding applications.
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