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Unison Announces Model 1500 CNC Profile Grinder

Unison Corporation has announced its Model 1500 CNC Profile Grinder, known as the PunchMaster, now featuring a polymer cast base and new software. The design of this new base is intended to provide significant dampening properties to absorb vibration during grinding.

"This improved base increases accuracy during grinding as well as the surface finish of parts," said a Unison spokesperson. "Polymer bases are less sensitive to temperature fluctuations due to a lower thermal expansion coefficient thus improving precision and increasing productivity.

"The Model 1500 is a rigid production grinding system designed to grind round and non-round OD shapes, as well as contours and peel grinding. Featuring Unison's proprietary grinding technology, the Model 1500 is capable of meeting demanding grinding applications with fast cycle times.

"The Model 1500 features the latest Unison Parametric Control (UPC) which allows the operator to program parts by means of a simple menu both quickly and efficiently. Designed with the machine operator in mind, Unison's Geometral Software allows for quick customization of any program with minimal effort by just filling in blanks."

The UPC utilizes the Windows 7 Operating System and the software monitors all critical machine functions and alerts the operator to problems encountered during grinding. Errors are tracked and logged within the machine's control to easily identify a problem. The Model 1500 can be networked and monitored via the internet or through a central data collection point.

"The Model 1500 is equipped with Yaskawa AC Digital Servo Motors and Drive Amplifiers, requiring no periodic maintenance or adjustment," said the spokesperson. "This CNC grinder also features a direct-drive workhead which maintains precise part positioning during grinding by incorporating a new 29 Nm high torque motor with a 20-bit high resolution encoder resulting in quality part surface finish and better geometric accuracy.

"Frictionless linear rails are installed on the machine's axes and the Model 1500's polymer cast base incorporates internal reinforcements to add to the rigidity of the machine for heavy stock removal as well as to allow accelerated positioning rates.

"The Model 1500 has been designed to be ergonomic for the machine's operator. Its streamlined look integrates the control console into the enclosure which requires less floor space. The Model 1500 is shipped with Unison's complete library of software for grinding punch shapes. The Model 1500 provides fast cycle times from part-to-part with machine reliability."

For more information contact:

Unison Corporation

1601 Wanda Street

Ferndale, MI 48220


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