Here's a preview of the products and technologies Klingelnberg will feature at EMO Hannover 2019 taking place September 16-21 in Hannover, Germany:
VIPER 500 MFM – Increased productivity and precision in the robot industry With the VIPER 500 MFM Klingelnberg is entering the field of cycloid gearing and thus also the world of robotics. Trade fair visitors will be able to see the machine live in action for the first time at EMO Hannover 2019. The VIPER 500 MFM often eliminates the need for the time-consuming and costly measuring and pairing of components. To obtain cycloid gears with good running qualities and high load capacity, extreme precision is required when manufacturing the gearings and the base body. Because the high accuracies cannot be adhered to with standard machine tools available on the market and typical machining sequences, the components are measured and paired according to their tolerance situation. This means high additional costs and tremendous logistical effort in production and assembly. Klingelnberg is breaking new ground in cycloid gearing machining with the completely newly developed VIPER 500 MFM. For the first time, the company has developed a machine that makes it possible to comply with these tight tolerances. This allows for significant cost reductions.
G 35 – Dual-spindle machine with vertical concept really takes off
The Oerlikon G 35 Bevel Gear Grinding Machine, the gearing specialist has implemented a new machine design for the 5-cut method. The newly developed Oerlikon G 35 Bevel Gear Grinding Machine makes the production of aerospace gearings much more efficient thanks to its technology: with its two vertically arranged grinding spindles, it is specially tailored to these requirements. In contrast to older dual-spindle concepts with fixed grinding spindles, the G 35 is equipped with two grinding heads that are positionable independently of each other, thus enabling maximum flexibility. The high rigidity and thermal stability ensure optimum machining results and, thanks to the advanced vertical concept, grinding sludge deposits in the working chamber can be avoided. Its name, "Clean Cabin", is thereby justified. The machine’s operating concept is based on the forward-looking KOP-G software interface, which is operated intuitively via a high-resolution touch screen. Function keys on the control panel thus provide direct access to frequently used setup functions.
Speed Viper2 80 – Productivity increase for cylindrical gears in mass production
Klingelnberg also provides tailor-made solutions for the automotive industry. At the EMO, Klingelnberg will present the Speed Viper2 80 Gear Generating Grinding Machine for workpieces up to 80 mm. The dual-spindle concept of the Speed Viper2 is especially designed to meet the productivity requirements of the automotive industry and its suppliers. While the Höfler Cylindrical Gear Grinding Machines in the single-spindle version stand for high flexibility and short set-up times, the dual-spindle machines are designed for large series and minimum cycle times. The dual-spindle machine has two workpiece spindles in the turret, which enable simultaneous loading and unloading of the toothed gear during the grinding process. Thanks to its extensive experience with large, directly driven workpiece tables, Klingelnberg has been able to develop an extremely innovative drive for the turret. With an outside diameter of 320 mm and a width of 200 mm, the grinding worms ensure a long tool life while minimizing auxiliary times for tool changes. An automatic tool clamping system with an integrated balancing unit also contributes to shortened tooling times. As a result, in the Speed Viper2, we were able to significantly reduce the auxiliary times typical of the market and achieve high productivity gains.
P 26 precision measuring center with optical measuring technology With the P 26, Klingelnberg will be presenting a precision measuring center designed for future-proof quality management of gearings in the context of Industry 4.0 processes. The fully automatic CNC-controlled P 26 precision measuring center is designed as a compact unit for the workpiece diameter range up to 260 mm. The machine and software concept is optimized for the measurement of complex drive components using a technology that replaces up to six conventional measuring devices: gear measurement, general coordinate measurement, form and position measurement, roughness measurement, contour measurement and optical measuring technology. Optical measurement in particular is a new, extremely powerful option for precision measuring centers and has been available since the end of 2018.
Klingelnberg GearEngine – New applications open up a wide range of possibilities
In 2017, GearEngine was already the focus of attention at the EMO trade fair – with a view to how it combines design and production data as an IT system, thereby laying the foundations for exciting questions concerning tool life, machine status, component tracking, documentation, etc. Meanwhile the development with seven-league boots has progressed: applications such as SmartTooling for bevel gear production and the Closed Loop Production System for the Speed Viper cylindrical gear grinding machine have also been upgraded to this IT system. Visitors to the EMO can obtain information about Klingelnberg’s entire innovation offensive in Hall 26, Booth B110.