Production cylindrical grinding machine for micro components

With the Studer S11 cylindrical grinding machine, Studer will bring a surprise to the market at EMO 2013. The recent S11 is the smallest machine in Studer’s portfolio and tailor made for workpieces up to 200 mm.
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This extremely compact machine concept delivers a level of productivity that will amaze even experienced grinding specialists. The cylindrical grinding sector has not yet seen a machine of this compactness for this range of parts on the market.

Twice the productivity on the same area
The following comparison shows what the new machine is capable of. Anyone who still uses a Studer S36 today and produces parts up to a maximum length of 200 mm, can now use two new Studer S11s on the same production area as that required for an S36. And one S11 alone has a 15% higher productivity than the Studer S36. In concrete terms this means: two Studer S11s can produce up to 230 % more on the same area as that required for a Studer S36.

Compact design – high precision
When it comes to grinding, precision is the be-all and end-all. Initial empirical values in respect of precision are provided by the manufacture of injection nozzles for stroke piston motors. This requires roundness tolerances under 5/10 µm in series and a straightness under 1 µm. The S11 is well below these limits in practice. This is ensured not only by Studer’s precision machine tool construction and an excellent heat management system but also, lastly, by the in-process gauging and control system.

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The new S11 presents a new design combining perfectly user-friendliness and smooth visual aspect.

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Fritz Studer AG
Postfach 177
3602 Thun, Switzerland
Tel. +41 33 439 11 11
Fax +41 33 439 11 12
[email protected]
www.studer.com

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Neither transfer machine nor machining center

For the production of medium-sized to large series of high accuracy prismatic parts of a few centimetres of edges, the manufacturers active in microtechnology and watch industry had had, for years, the choice between transfers machines – highly productive but not very flexible – and versatile slower machining centers. Today VFM presents a modular machining solution benefiting from the advantages of the two aforementioned technologies. Meeting in Brugg with M. Roland Gutknecht, director and promoter of the new “microtechnology” strategy of the company.

With a footprint of just 600 mm wide the Hasegawa PM 150 is an ideal module for the realisation of a production system including several machines.With a footprint of just 600 mm wide the Hasegawa PM 150 is an ideal module for the realisation of a production system including several machines. The spindle and the tools store are located in the heart of the gantry. Distances are very short, the change of tools are very fast.
With a footprint of just 600 mm wide the Hasegawa PM 150 is an ideal module for the realisation of a production system including several machines. The spindle and the tools store are located in the heart of the gantry. Distances are very short, the change of tools are very fast.

At the beginning of this year VFM exhibited its axes of developments, they involves a wide coverage of the fields of microtechnology. In Eurotec 387 we presented the Roku-Roku highly precise solution for the realisation of unit parts and small series (you can read it here in French/German/English). Today the company unveils the range of Hasegawa machining centers for high production and “networking machining”.

Setting-up “networks”…
Imagine a small 3 axis very accurate machining center with a very attractive price. Associate 5 of those; give them a loading position and handling system and you will find yourself with a tailor-made turnkey solution. Offering very high productivity and the guarantee of total flexibility, this type of installation is a very interesting alternative to other technologies available on the market. (And also cost effective!)

…and custom development
M. Gutknecht presents us a concrete project and says: “We work by project in close collaboration with our customers. In this case, the cycle time of the watch part reaches about 5 minutes. To make the part according to the specifications, we combined 5 Hasegawa vertical machining centers, three to manufacture the top of the part (with 42 tools) and two to machine the bottom (with 28 tools)”. A robot is responsible to take parts from the pallets and put them on holding systems (3R, Yerly or other) and for ensuring the operations of transfer from a machine to the next one, flipping, cleaning and brightening.

Ultra-compact milling center
With a footprint of 600 mm wide (both for vertical centers and horizontal centers) machines are designed with a gantry on a cast iron base. The spindle being seated in the heart of the gantry, forces are distributed symmetrically. The tool magazine with 17 positions is also located directly in the gantry, just behind the spindle. The tool change is done very quickly. Designed for accuracies in the order of the micron, the Hasegawa centres are equipped with up to 30,000 rpm spindles (60’000 optional) and display the latest versions of Fanuc 0i-MD touchscreen NC.

“The ‘networking’ of Hasegawa machines is an innovative solution that offers an interesting ROI. Customers having first discovered it, especially in the watch industry, are convinced” says the director.

We will go into deeper details in Eurotec’s next issue, don’t miss it.

The PM 150 H incorporates the same features as the vertical machine but it does offer a horizontal spindle. The first market covered by VFM with this machining concept which incorporates the benefits of transfer machines and small machining centres is watch industry, but many other areas are interested.
The PM 150 H incorporates the same features as the vertical machine but it does offer a horizontal spindle. The first market covered by VFM with this machining concept which incorporates the benefits of transfer machines and small machining centres is watch industry, but many other areas are interested.

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VFM Machines SA
Industriestrasse 26
P.o. box 217
2555 Brügg BE
Tel. +41 32 374 35 –  45 | Fax +41 32 374 35 49
[email protected]
www.vfmsa.ch

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Cleaning more efficiently – but how?

Manufacturing operations no longer face the question of whether manufactured components have to be cleaned. It is a matter of how the cleanliness required for flawless quality can be achieved quickly, efficiently and sustainably as part of a reliable process.

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From 22 to 24 October 2013 at the Stuttgart fairgrounds, parts2clean presents a complete overview of the processes, methods, media and measures for cost-effective cleaning that meets the prescribed requirements.

Extensive offerings
“If you are interested in the efficient cleaning of components, then our leading international fair parts2clean is the right place for you,” says organizer Oliver Frese, business unit leader at Deutsche Messe. “Nowhere else can you find comparably extensive offerings relating to industrial parts and surfaces cleaning.”

How to reach the aim?
Whether a simple degreasing or a demanding cleaning task with residual soiling specifications – a cleaning process is efficient if the necessary cleanliness is achieved with high throughput at the lowest possible cost. The name of the game is a process optimally adjusted to the cleaning task.

Solutions and expertise at parts2clean 2013
Exhibitors at parts2clean 2013 are presenting answers and solutions for efficient cleaning processes. As the only trade fair in the world exclusively focusing on the industrial parts and surfaces cleaning, parts2clean offers comprehensive expertise with its three-day expert forum. Lectures on the most varied topics relating to industrial parts and surfaces cleaning are simultaneously translated (German-English/English-German).

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To reduce installation expense and to save space at the same time

Eisele developed its product series of multiple connectors. The MULTILine includes connectors for compressed air, vacuum or fluids, as well as a multiple media version. Electrical connections can also be integrated. Eisele has now extended the product range with the addition of a 32-line connector for maximum flexibility in connecting compressed air and vacuum lines.

With the new Multiline version of Eisele can be connected up to 32 lines with just a single interface.
With the new MULTIiLine version of Eisele can be connected up to 32 lines with just a single interface.

Whether in plant construction or for maintenance and repair work – Eisele MULTILine connectors can be used for the secure, efficient and space-saving connection of single components or entire assemblies by means of one easy-to-use connection. Installation expense and set-up times can be reduced significantly. The 1800 series includes connections for compressed air, vacuum and fluids, ensuring full flow without pressure losses. The practical quick-connectors feature a positioning pin to prevent incorrect connections. Eisele insists on the use of robust solid metal housings instead of plastic.

Multiple connector for up to 32 single connections
Bundling of four to twelve hoses in one plug-in connection facilitates installation considerably. With the largest metal multiple connector available on the market, the Waiblingen-based company truly provides for maximum connections in a compact space: Up to 32 lines with an outer diameter of four millimetres can now be securely connected with only one interface. In addition, versions with 16 and 22 connections for hoses with an outer diameter of six millimetres are available. Multiple connectors facilitate installation, maintenance and retrofitting of machines, systems and assemblies. MULTILine from Eisele was developed precisely for these applications. The goal was to accommodate the maximum number of connections in a minimal space. This is another advantage of the metal housing, which can be constructed with a much smaller and more compact design than a plastic housing.

Eisele Pneumatics GmbH & Co. KG
Quality connection components for compressed air, gases and liquids
Hermann-Hess-Str. 14-16
71332 Waiblingen
Germany
Phone +49 (0)7151-1719-0
Fax +49 (0)7151-1719-17
[email protected]
www.eisele.eu
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Medtech expert platform establishes itself

According to the organisers the second World Medtech Forum Lucerne (WMTF), held from September 17 – 19, has been a complete success. The mix of international suppliers, latest developments in Swiss medtech research and inputs from the medical technology sector was enthusiastically received.
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3,200 medtech specialists from science, the supplier industry and manufacturers, plus doctors and hospital specialists came together at the World Medtech Forum in Lucerne. 100 top speakers, 250 exhibitors and a wide variety of special exhibits, workshops, expert and cluster meetings brought a unique breadth and depth of subject matter that met with unanimous approval according to the visitor survey.

Top infrastructure – tailored to the needs of the World Medtech Forum
Ensconced in the new infrastructure of the Messe Luzern exhibition centre, with its new halls and integrated congress center, 300 management participants met at the congress held simultaneously with the WMTF to learn about the latest developments in the markets of Europe and North and South America. “The WMTF is the ideal platform for sharing ideas, developing new strategies and forging partnerships at international level”, says Dr Rubino Mordasini, President of the sector organization Medical Cluster.

Highlights of the second WMTF
The supplier industry surprised the international audience with innovative new products. Once again, the Center of Attention attracted the interest of industry, academia and hospitals as they made the most of the opportunity to listen to presentations by selected specialists and discuss them with the speakers. The reorganized Expert Park was also favorably received: this is where specialists in milling, cutting, laser marking, injection molding and coating showed how process chains in medtech production can be skillfully exploited in order to create more added value.

September 15 to 17, 2015
The WMTF’s partners and the medtech industry expressed a clear wish to see the WMTF return in 2015. The current challenges faced by the sector are many and varied. The effects are perceptible and measurable. Thus, for example, innovation-led activity in the Swiss medtech industry has declined significantly according to a KOF study. The organizing partners have taken this state of affairs on board. Now that the first two WMTFs in 2012 and 2013 have established the event’s position in the market, the next World Medtech Forum Lucerne will be held from September 15 – 17, 2015.

The exhibitorsexchanging valuable information at the end of the day.
The exhibitors exchanging valuable information at the end of the day.
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Many visitors expressed their satisfaction to see a trade show so focused where everything can be discovered on small quality booths in a friendly atmosphere.

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You can read all we published on the World Medtec Forum Lucerne here.

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Swiss Pavilions at international Medtec trade fairs

Medtech Switzerland proposes many possibilities to exhibit in international Medtech shows. Moreover some Swiss Cantons offer great possibilities to reduce the cost of these exhibitions for companies active in their areas.
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Did you ever consider exhibiting your products and services at an international trade fair but hesitated due to the time and cost requirements? If so, then the Swiss Pavilion might be the answer you are looking for. The Swiss Pavilion is a turnkey solution offered by Medtech Switzerland and its partners which gives your company an opportunity to exhibit at the world´s most important trade fairs while remaining under the Swiss umbrella.

Upcoming locations of the Swiss Pavilion

  • November 20 –23 – MEDICA Dusseldorf, Germany
  • December 9 –13 – Zdravookhraneniye Moscow, Russia
  • January 27 –30 – Arab Health Dubai, U.A.E.
  • February 11 –13 – MD&M West Anaheim, USA
  • April 3 –6 – expoMED Istanbul, Turkey
  • April 9 –10 – MEDTEC France Lyon, France
  • April 9 –11 – MEDTEC Japan Tokyo, Japan
  • June 3 –5 – MEDTEC Europe Stuttgart, Germany

The Swiss Pavilion gives you

  • Swissness – Distinct layout and organization assert Swiss quality
  • Recognition – Well placed and consistently designed booths secure participant interest
  • Efficiency – Proven on-site infrastructure allows a cost effective solution to spending more time with customers

For more information about all Swiss Pavilions and the possibilities of help from the Cantons, you can download the Medtech-Switzerland Flyer here.

To participate as an exhibitor in one of the new Swiss Pavilions, please contact
Jonas Frey
Phone+41 31 335 62 41
[email protected]

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Shorter cutting times with higher process security

There is a considerable loss in productivity in steel-turning due to machine shops holding back on cutting speed with an emphasis on establishing a safe, predictable tool-life. This has been largely due to the performance of tools throughout the broad mid ISO P25 application area.
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Process security has been a concern because of uneven insert wear development with either careful process supervision or more frequent stopages to change inserts. Cutting speeds have been kept well below any recommended levels.

Inveo Technology at your service…
Advances in material science and manufacturing processes have led to a new, more comprehensive approach to insert-grade development which has resulted in a new generation P25 grade. GC4325 with Inveo Technology can be used to improve security and performance across a broad variety of applications involving various steel types, operations, conditions – the most varied and demanding on inserts.

…to produce more and with more security
With GC4325, longer tool-life is achieved through retaining an intact edge-line, which increases machine utilization through fewer tool changes. The new grade also has the highest recommended cutting data of all P25 grades – and the process security to maintain it. This new grade also gives consistent performance with a minimum need for process-supervision.

Withstands higher temperatures
The insert substrate and coating of GC4325 have been developed to better withstand high temperatures, thereby reducing the effect that causes excessive wear. As a bonus, the grade is highly capable of maintaining the insert edge line at higher temperatures, which translates into the capability for higher cutting speeds with added security through more predictable, longer tool life.

With all this in mind an average productivity increase of 30 percent from today’s existing levels is now available. The grade represents a new generation of performance with coated cemented-carbide indexable inserts, providing a new potential to be tapped throughout a large and diversified application area.

Take a closer look at what this new grade has to offer at
www.sandvik.coromant.com/gc4325

It still can be discovered at EMO today!

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