Kapp Niles will highlight a variety of machine tool technologies at IMTS 2022 for areas like mobility, automation, energy, and more.
KNG 12P Master
The machines in the master series are perfect for high-precision machining of external and internal gears as well as special profiles.
The machine concept stands for maximum workpiece quality. High thermal stability and rigidity are achieved through an optimized design and matching components. The inherently rigid machine base enables easy installation without anchoring in the hall floor. The dressing and grinding spindles are equipped with state-of-the-art direct drives.
The new functional and ergonomic machine design paired with an innovative user-friendly interface supports the user during set-up and optimization of grinding projects. High-performance technology options and application-specific alignment and measuring devices mean that maximum quality can be achieved even with batch size 1.
The KNM 5X analytical measuring machine is designed for high-precision measurements of gears, gear tools and rotationally symmetric workpieces up to a diameter of 650 mm.
All guides as well as the base plate made of granite are extremely stable in the long-term and have identically low expansion coefficients. With the temperature sensors in all axes and for the workpieces, temperature fluctuations are additionally compensated. As a result, the KNM 5X remains measurable even in thermally demanding environments. Air bearings with emergency operation properties ensure perfect and
wear-free guides without short-term errors. Air spring elements underneath the base plates safely shield jolts and vibrations; separate bases are not required.
Non-ferrous linear and torque motors of the rotary tables ensure ultimate position precisions and path accuracy. Despite the compact design, spacious travel ranges ensure a tangential generating motion towards the base circle for any profile. Based on the requirements, different scanning touch probe systems can be used. The control cabinet can be arranged freely.
With tool data management, outside the machine exchangeable, intelligent components with all geometric and process-relevant data can be handled and clearly displayed. All tool data are stored centrally in one place and retrieved from there.
Individual storage systems can be fully displayed within a freely configurable storage structure. Components that do not originate from KAPP NILES can also be handled in the storage system. The warehouse management system can reduce set-up times when assembling the components, which represents a further building block in the overall process chain regarding optimizing the grinding process through digitalization.
The KN extender (computer set-up for workshops that equips workbenches with digital functionalities) maps the customers’ operation, labelling and management of all components outside the machine. In addition to the identification of components by RFID, optical recognition of the components is also possible. The system is designed so that components without RFID or QR code/DMC can also be managed.