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Comprehensive display of high precision metal cutting and grinding technology from Hardinge Inc. at AMB

AMB 2018:  Stuttgart, Halle 5, Stand B80. The latest Kellenberger 100 platform concept cylindrical grinding machine features alongside two Hardinge…
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UK machine debut and Okamoto introduction are highlights for Jones & Shipman at MACH

Stand 875 – Hall H20 The UK debut of an entirely new Kellenberger universal grinding machine concept and a first…
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Comprehensive grinding solutions on offer from Hardinge Grinding Group at Grindtec

Kellenberger, the Swiss manufacturer of high precision grinding machines, is representing the interests of the international Hardinge Grinding Group at…
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Kellenberger 1000 – Swissness par excellence

State of the art technology, a cool design and top ease of use. For 20 years now, the firm Kellenberger…
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J&S Suprema leads the way at Denner Kelford

The purchase of a Jones & Shipman Suprema 1000 EASY cylindrical grinder by Birmingham based specialist sub-contractor Denner Kelford Grinding Limited is seen as a key step in moving the business forward and developing its portfolio of blue chip customers. Over the past 50 years Nechells based Denner Kelford has established a strong reputation in the West Midland as one of the leading specialist grinding shops. But as Director and partner Mark Phillips explains, it was time to move the business forward as grinding specialists become fewer, yet demand grows. Denner Kelford partners Mark Phillips (left) and Gary Green “There are fewer and fewer grinding shops in the West Midlands – now less than five when 10 years ago there were probably thirty,” he explains. “Furthermore, there are even less with the breadth of experience we can offer.” “We have been experiencing demand from further afield and attracting some blue chip customers along the way so the director’s took the decision to grasp the opportunity and really put Denner Kelford on the map. This involved investment but we know it will move the business into a new era.” In the early autumn of 2013 Denner Kelford took delivery of their first major investment, a Jones & Shipman Suprema 1000 EASY cylindrical grinder that is destined to become the cornerstone of their operations. The Suprema machine range is the J&S ‘all-rounder’ being suited to highly demanding applications from one off’s to precision small batch work or full production applications – an ideal machine for busy but diversified sub contract work. With its Fanuc touchscreen control and J&S EASY grinding and dressing software, the Suprema 1000 EASY offers linked cycles, automatic in-cycle dressing and full dress compensation for quick and easy set-up of the dedicated straight approach external wheels with airlift and automated clamping. This variant also offers and optional manual ‘B’ axis wheel head which has a 0.001º readout integrated into the Fanuc control system and J&S EASY software. It was the EASY grinding and setting software that particularly appealed to Mark Philips and his partner in the business Gary Green. “While we are both time served engineers with many years of hands-on grinding experience if the business is to grow we have to promote and encourage the engineers of the future” Mark explains. “As part of our growth strategy we now have two 18 year old second year craft apprentices working with us and they are operators who will take over the work on the Suprema in time. Denner-Kelford-PR2 “Already they have taken to the control system which offers the operator the advantages of CNC without the complexity of traditional CNC systems,” he adds. EASY is an icon based software combined with a touchscreen control which can interpolate two or more axes simultaneously, to enable precision grinding of complex shapes, angles and surfaces. This extremely simple system guides the operator and allows him to digitise positions and create programmes without any computer knowledge. At start-up the operator is offered three simple options: Manual control mode, Wheel Dress mode or Grind Cycle mode. Manual mode enables the grinder to operate as a simple hand controlled machine, Dress mode options are dependent on the model and range from a ‘Basic’ with straight dress only to ‘Advanced’ which offers five standard wheel shape options and full ISO. Grind cycle mode allows from 1 to 20 grind cycles to be incorporated, as the complexity of the component dictates. “These features contribute significantly to productivity of our operation because turn around and set up is minimal in comparison to our other machines” concludes Mark Philips. Jones & Shipman Hardinge is a Hardinge Grinding Group company. For UK enquiries please contact Jones & Shipman Hardinge on +44 (0) 116 201 3000 or e-mail [email protected] ENDS 7th March 2014