Five-Axis Grinding Center Delivers Flexible Workpiece Processing
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Between the Mägerle MFP 30 5-axis grinding center’s ability to process complex geometries, the machine’s space-saving design and production-flow efficiency, United Grinding’s latest product is ideal for a versatile range of applications.
With a powerful 12,000-rpm spindle, the company says Mägerle MFP 30 enables shops to combine grinding processes, including creep feed grinding with corundum or grinding with CBN. The spindle delivers full performance and high torque even at low speeds, while robust tool-holding fixtures provide stability for wide contours as well as aggressive material removal rates.
For highly flexible workpiece processing, the Mägerle MFP 30’s integrated tool changer accommodates multiple types of grinding wheels. These include various tools for milling and drilling operations, as well as measuring probes for quality or workpiece position checks.
With both emulsion and oil coolant capabilities, the Mägerle MFP 30 increases material removal rates and reduces grinding wheel wear through integrated wheel cleaning. The large table dressing unit mounts a wide variety of diamond roll profiles to minimize set-up and changeover times significantly, and advanced drive technology ensures reliable dressing
across the machine's entire speed range. The machine offers automatic ergonomic loading into the work area for optimal production flow, with a hydrostatic guideway system for enduring precision and reliability.
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