Gear grinding center for high productive gear finishing
- suitable for medium and large batch production
- processing of reference geometries and gears
- merging two processes in one cell
- dressable tools
The integrated system of the Weisser-KAPP MultiCELL merges the WEISSER hard turning/grinding process for finishing of the reference surfaces, and KAPP gear grinding. Especially for
large batch sizes as well as mass production this integration has significant effects.
Reference surfaces are machined by the UNIVERTOR AC-1 within the cell. The WEISSER rotational turning, usable for OD-, ID-turning and facing, considerably shortens processing times as compared to conventional procedures. The rotational turning allows using considerably higher infeed and cutting speed.
Finally the tooth flanks are ground in the KAPP KX 100 DYNAMIC using generating grinding. The machine includes two vertically moving pick-up axis; both are mounted on separate pivoting workpiece columns. Each pick-up axis is equipped with a workpiece spindle. While one workpiece is ground, the second spindle transfers the completed workpiece to the handling conveyor, picking up a new part. By means of the optional multifunction axis, measuring and test pieces can be sorted out by the machine.
control and software
The Siemens Sinumerik 840D control system is equipped with an operator-friendly menu-driven user interface, developed by KAPP NILES to match the specific machining requirements. It is used for the UNIVERTOR AC-1 as well as the KX 100 DYNAMIC. The control of the UNIVERTOR AC-1 is easy to handle due to lathe/grinding machine specific tailor-made screens and images.
The automation of the material flow between the two systems results in significant ratio effects. Following the machining of the reference surfaces, the parts are placed on a conveyor and transferred to the final process step for gear grinding. The two spindle pick-up design of the gear centre integrates all automation functions: parts can be loaded and unloaded from the conveyor without any further handling devices.
|type||max. tip diameter [mm]||module range [mm]||max. face width [mm]||max. helix angle [deg]|
|MultiCELL||125||0.5 – 30||80||± 35|