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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 MACH appearance for Okamoto Works under the representation of Jones and Shipman are the highlights of The Hardinge Grinding Group stand at MACH 2018.

Jones & Shipman represents the interests of all members of the Hardinge Grinding Group in the UK – Kellenberger, Hauser, Voumard, Tschudin and Usach.  It is now also the exclusive distributor for the independent Okamoto Works in the UK and France, collectively offering a vast portfolio of grinding machines covering virtually every discipline.

Featured at MACH for the first time will be the newly introduced Kellenberger 100 concept that can be tailored to meet specific customer requirements.  The 100 series platform represents a complete overhaul of the high-performance, economical grinder segment in the Group’s portfolio to meet a range of future manufacturing demands. Based on a modular design, it incorporates key elements of Kellenberger’s Vista and Vita model ranges, the Jones & Shipman Ultramat CNC and Ultragrind 1000 and the Tschudin T25, aspects of which have been integrated into the new range.

With the 100 series, Kellenberger has developed a platform on which diverse machine concepts can be realised in line with customer budgets and performance expectations. In effect, offering the most diverse range of configurations to achieve the widest range of grinding operations at a highly competitive price.

In terms of functionality the new 100 platform far exceeds the capabilities of many existing grinding machines. Because of its modular configuration, assembly of 100 series machines is simplified making it possible to optimize manufacturing costs for the machine and ensure an excellent price/performance ratio for the purchaser.  Numerous ‘standard’ options can put the customer’s finishing touches on each individual machine.

The machine featured at MACH will be the 1000mm between centres variant, the other option being a 600mm unit.  It will be equipped with a WeFlex automated load / unload system supplied by Wenger AG.  This is an option that can be fitted to any Kellenberger 100 derivative.

Also featured is the latest version of the UK built Suprema Easy cylindrical grinding machine.  This multi-purpose machine has a reputation as a true ‘all-rounder’ being equally adept at processing high volume production grinding work or fulfilling high precision small batch quantities and one off work as encountered in tool room or prototyping environments.

The machine at MACH has a 650mm grinding capacity between centres although longer 1000mm and 1500mm capacities are available.  The model is also the External wheel head option specifically designed to offer unrivalled ease-of-use coupled to the highest levels of productivity. A universal wheel head version with 2 external and one internal wheels is also available.

A key factor in the design of these robust and comprehensive cylindrical machines was the ongoing need for high geometric accuracy with quick changeovers between different grinding operations to maximise machine usage.

A USP and real advantage comes from the speed in the set-up of dressing and grinding cycles via Jones & Shipman’s specialist fast-to-set “Easy” graphical grinding software, utilising touch screen technology.

Other features of the Suprema include the latest Fanuc power motor control with Fanuc digital drives and motors, Heidenhain’s 12.5nm scales to both the vertical and cross feed axes, increased diameters on both the left and right hand external wheels for the universal wheel head configuration, to offer longer wheel life and improved productivity by reducing the number of dresses required in the grinding cycles.

Finally the Okamoto 63DX hydraulic surface grinder, an ideal toolroom machine.

By exclusively representing Okamoto in the UK and France, Jones & Shipman offers its comprehensive range of machines from entry level to very high specification and covering a diverse range of grinding techniques and workpiece configurations.

The 63DX features an 850 x 300mm machine table with both the table and cross feeds featuring double-V slide ways to ensure long life and maintained precision.

Equally suited to piece part work in a toolroom or prototype area and even small part volume production, standard features of this well specified machine include automatic feed, a moving saddle design and a highly reliable PLC controller.

The specification can be upgraded further with additions such as a hydraulic wheel dresser, coolant system filter and a spindle feed inverter.

Members of the highly experienced Jones & Shipman team will be available to discuss the machines and undertake demonstrations.

Jones & Shipman is a Hardinge Grinding Group company. For UK enquiries please contact Jones & Shipman on +44 (0) 116 201 3000 or e-mail sales@jonesshipman.com

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The new Kellenberger 100 machine concept makes its UK debut at MACH 2018.

(Reference K 100 PR)
The popular Suprema Easy cylindrical grinding machine.

Issued on behalf of Jones & Shipman Hardinge Limited, Murrayfield Road, Leicester LE3 1UW by Michael Waring Associates. Press contact: At MWA, Mike Waring on 01453 872074 or at mwa.words@btinternet.com.