After winning the “Prodex Award”, the Swiss grinding specialists also won the “intec prize 2013” for their unique “StuderTechnology” software at the intec production technology trade fair in Leipzig at the end of February.
Studer accepts the intec prize 2013. Hansueli Zaugg, Studer Area Sales Manager (2nd from left), Peter Stucki, Studer Area Sales Manager (3rd from left) and Christian Grabasch, Studer service technician (4th from left).
The “intec prize” was awarded to Fritz Studer AG in Switzerland for the first time this year, in the category of companies with over 100 employees. The prize was awarded to the StuderTechnology software. In internal and external cylindrical grinding in particular an experienced machine operator was previously required in order to obtain optimal production results. The StuderTechnology software automatically determines the most important process-relevant influencing variables and the relevant values for each machining step. This greatly simplifies the operation of cylindrical grinding machines. Better results can also be achieved, in combination with shorter machining and set-up times.
To simplify and secure production
The requirements on industrial production processes are increasingly enormously. Newly designed components are appearing in ever faster succession, and at the same time the number of component variants is increasing. This has consequences for the machine operator. He must set up the resulting changing production sequences as quickly as possible and without errors. When complex processes such as cylindrical grinding are involved, this task is particularly demanding. More than 300 machine parameters determine the machining process. The operation of a Studer cylindrical grinding machine is greatly simplified by using StuderTechnology. Many of of the usual settings are made for the operator.
The Swiss grinding specialists have amassed a large quantity of data – a sort of “Best of Cylindrical Grinding”. The program contains the figures and information from countless grinding tests, in which the best machining strategy has been determined for a wide variety of components. “StuderTechnology” takes recourse to these values depending on the specific application and precisely applies them. The user benefits directly from the machine manufacturer’s extensive know-how. It is also possible to expand this “treasure trove of experience” at any time. Users can, as it were, expand the database with their own individual “Best of”.