IMTS Digital Technology Showcase: Klingelnberg
August 19, 2020
With the Oerlikon Bevel Gear Grinding Machine G 35, Klingelnberg has implemented a new machine design for the 5-cut method. As a result, the manufacture of aviation gearing as regards to efficiency is really taking off. To achieve this, the system provider has combined proven technology with new ideas. Bevel gears manufactured using the 5-cut method with a fixed setting are used in the aviation industry. This entails the consecutive machining of convex and concave pinion flanks, with different tools and different machine settings. Due to complex certification procedures for aerospace applications, changing to another gearing is not an option. However, the newly developed Oerlikon Bevel Gear Grinding Machine G 35 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.
Complete measurement (Done-in-One) of complex components in a single stage
Whether turning blanks, ground workpieces or roller bearings – Klingelnberg G variant Precision Measuring Centers are specifically designed for use in the production process of axially symmetrical components. With these machines, Klingelnberg follows the approach of executing various measurement processes in one stage as a complete measurement (Done-in- One). A Klingelnberg Precision Measuring Center is capable of fast measurement of dimensions, shape, contour and surface roughness in one automated cycle. This reduces the investment costs and helps to reduce the process costs. Furthermore, Klingelnberg Precision Measuring Centers also ensure the required measuring accuracy if they are used directly in production. As a result, not only does this save on air-conditioning costs, but the measuring center can also be directly integrated into the production process. This eliminates the need to set up several different machines, saving valuable production space. With its G Variant Precision Measuring Center, Klingelnberg is therefore making a significant contribution to reducing quality costs.
With the “Done-in-One” principle, complete measurement of axially symmetrical parts on one machine, the G-Variant of Klingelnberg Precision Measuring Centers won the Best of Industry Award 2020 (awarded by MM MaschinenMarkt) in the Measuring Technology category.
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