MIAMISBURG, Ohio, September 4, 2018 – Visitors to UNITED GRINDING’s booth #236802 at IMTS 2018 will experience the new BLOHM PROFIMAT XT. The next generation of heavy-duty continuous dress creep feed grinders, the new machine combines exceptional rigidity and power with fast axis speeds for exceptional grinding productivity.
Table speeds greater than 1,500 in/min, along with a quick changeover wheeldresser system and improved acceleration/deceleration rates, offer optimal positioning speeds and short cycle times. Optional features include table dresser systems, HSK wheel flanges and a linear drive table to produce reciprocal grinding speeds up to 3,000 in/min for fine surface finishes. Additional grinding advances include dual left and right coolant nozzles with the RazorTec® wheel cleaning system.
Applying spindle power up to 80 hp with grinding wheel widths up to 8”, the BLOHM PROFIMAT XT excels at machining large parts with high stock-removal requirements. The new machine's speed improvements increase axis movement by 100 percent and acceleration/deceleration by 200 percent, enabling overall grinding cycle time reductions of up to 30 percent thanks to fully optimized positioning. To improve stiffness, BLOHM introduced a ribbed base and column casting with dual ballscrews for Z-axis cross-grinding stability.
The machine is equipped with a Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl control that features a touch screen monitor and Windows-based graphical user interface. UNITED GRINDING customized this advanced human-machine interface (HMI) to provide grinding process data, machine health monitoring, operational efficiency and graphical product information.
About United Grinding Group, Inc.
With a turnover of more than 600 million euros, the UNITED GRINDING Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of precision machines for grinding, eroding, lasering, measuring and combination machining. With its eight company brands MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG, UNITED GRINDING offers a broad application knowledge, an extensive product portfolio and a complete array of services on the international market. The Group employs a workforce of around 2400 employees and more than 20 production, service and sales locations and agencies throughout the world. Learn more at grinding.com.