Welcome to the Machine. Farewell to the past.

Footprint 1,425 x 1,875 mm. Height 2,070 mm. Free over-corner access. New operating concept. Simple programming. Unparalleled changeover times. Maximum reduction to the essentials. Namely tool grinding. This is the new Multigrind® Radical from Haas Schleifmaschinen.

Multigrind® Radical in action: Big on the small scale

The response to the two all-in-one tool grinding machines exhibited at GrindingHub was correspondingly great. This is not surprising, since maximum precision for rotary and plate tools is offered in the smallest possible space. This means that all customer requirements can be produced extremely flexible on just one tool grinding machine. Milling cutters, inserts, drills as required. In large quantities or as very small series from batch size 1 to 1,000.

In particular, the award-winning control concept created a good mood among the trade audience. This is because the consistent decoupling of operation from the machine allows a level of freedom that has never been seen before. The Multigrind® Horizon grinding software runs in the company's own network and is executed via laptop, tablet or cell phone. This brings unprecedented mobility to the machine operator. And automated unmanned series production becomes the production standard with this approach. Parameterization, templates and ERP information form the data basis. Programming is super simple and makes very fast production changes possible. Just provide parts and start grinding. Additional performance, fast service, current updates, physical information, safety instructions, process parameters and very much more can be easily retrieved from the cloud on request.

Multigrind® CB XL: Complex workpieces up to 3,200 millimeters

The absolute contrast to the Multigrind® Radical was the Multigrind® CB XL 3200 at the Haas Schleifmaschinen trade show booth in Stuttgart. This is because the 5-axis CNC grinding center Multigrind® CB XL for the complete machining of workpieces up to 3,200 millimeters in length literally sets new standards in terms of precision. Production in a single setup is particularly attractive for manufacturers of large tools, such as shaft parts with splines or gear cutting tools. But the oversized high-tech grinding center has also become a pacesetter in the machining of long, slender parts such as landing gear parts for aircraft, turbine components, ball screw drives, racks and guideways. Its consistent symmetrical design gives the Multigrind® CB XL the necessary stability and rigidity to meet demands in terms of precision.

The Trossingen-based precision specialist impressively demonstrated in Stuttgart that the software takes manufacturers of highly complex XXL workpieces a decisive step further. Because the Multigrind® Styx visualization software enables digital pre-grinding. With visible machining heel. With all details, unevenness and transitions. Even residual ripples in the workpiece surface are displayed, for the most precise adjustments and corrections and the final polish even before the first. The advantage is clear: expensive blanks and machine hours are saved.

Multigrind® Multimation: When turnkey grinding is no longer enough.

The developments of recent years clearly show that the requirements in grinding are constantly increasing. However, this does not simply apply to the complete machining of complex workpieces, but above all to the upstream and downstream processes of production. The key to success here, too: The software. The decisive factor here is the interface. And this is where Multigrind® Multimation will take over control in the future.

Multimation enables manual and automatic workflows, completely customized, just as customers need it. And without any losses in process times. The interface to the ERP system, customized of course, just like the process. Located in the company network and always there.

The advantage is obvious: It will be much easier than before, because the mapping of the setup processes was inconvenient up to now. With Multimation, the entire manufacturing process can be mapped and controlled. Process components such as manual scanning, automation solution and cleaning system or labeling machine, etc. can be digitally removed and added as required. Good for productivity, individual process components can be bypassed with Multimation in the event of a malfunction and can be controlled again after the malfunction has been rectified. Intervention in the job or order lists thus becomes standard practice, resulting in a significant reduction in downtime.

Hardware and software from a single source: Simply unbeatable.

In addition to the Multigrind® Radical, the Multigrind® CB XL and Multigrind® Multimation, the precision specialists from Trossingen had their proven all-rounders and problem solvers in their luggage: the Multigrind® CU, the Multigrind® CA and the Multigrind® CB. The performance of the universal grinding centers was demonstrated by the production of rotors for pelletizing, the manufacture of inserts and skiving tools, and the resharpening and manufacture of hobs. Each workpiece in the production process is demanding in itself. With the successful interaction of hardware and software, however, it is quite simple. Because with hardware and software from a single source, there is no such thing as too complex for economical production.

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Zita Bader

Zita Bader works in the marketing and communication department of Haas Schleifmaschinen GmbH.

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