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FLEX-ability in Production Grinding

Bahmueller Technologies, a solutions supplier for I.D., O.D., centerless grinding and high-speed honing, has introduced the Bahmueller FLEX CNC Grinding Machine to complement its line of products. FLEX features a polymer concrete machine base, linear motors, hydrostatic slides with glass scales, motorized spindles for the work- and wheel-head, as well as a dresser, Siemens 840D SL CNC and integrated pedestal robot.

The FLEX can have up to four grinding spindles arranged as I.D. only, O.D. only or as a combination of O.D. and I.D. Clamping for this machine is offered as chucker or between centers depending on the application. Ancillary equipment such as in-process gauging, post-process gauging and/or deburring can also be mounted inside the machine to reduce floor space and handling. With the internal robot the machine can utilize pallets mounted within the work zone. If required, additional automation outside the machine can be provided by Bahmueller or interfaced to customer supplied units. This machine allows the customer to combine operations obtaining better part quality at a reduced cycle time and less operator intervention.

"Bahmueller precision grinding machines are integrated compact systems with highly dynamic automation options providing customized turn-key solutions for high volume manufacturing of high-precision components," said a company spokesperson. "Bahmueller offers everything from a single source for the design to the implementation of complex micro-finishing processes."

Along with the FLEX product line, Bahmueller's modularly designed systems of the ULTRA-series eliminates the separation of internal and external grinding. The QUBE series is a vertical machine with the headstock configuration always above and the tools below for enhanced efficiency within a small footprint.

In addition to the machine technology, Bahmueller offers spare parts and service to minimize disruptions in production. Chip LaRue, Service Manager at Bahmueller Technologies, said "Our local qualified service technicians install new equipment, train customer personnel and provide support in production and maintenance, even long after machine delivery."

For more information contact:

Bahmueller Technologies, Inc.

2321-A Distribution Street

Charlotte, NC 28203


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