“The Suprema 1000M is an affordable and sophisticated cylindrical grinding machine with a simple set-up,” explained Jeff Hilliard, North America sales manager for Jones and Shipman. The new design incorporates “productivity” improvements that the developer said are not found in its previous 1,000-mm grinding model.
Jones and Shipman is a Kellenberger company and a subsidiary of the Hardinge group. Hilliard said the improvements would help machine operators to achieve greater productivity and flexibility while maintaining the core advantages of the J&S “easy programming system.”
The “self teach” easy touch screen is upgraded to a Fanuc Power motion. Other new features include online storage for all dressing and grind programs, USB connectivity, improved reaction times and a color touch screen to further improve programming and set up time.
Larger wheel diameters extend wheel life and increase productivity by reducing the number of dresses required in the grinding cycles. The Suprema 1000M has a swiveling wheel head with a left and right external wheel. The left-side wheel is 400x50 mm, and the right side wheel is 350 x 50mm.
A belt-driven internal grinding system will receive an optional internal spindle.
Increased wheel head power (to 5 kw, versus 3.75 kw on the previous 1,000-mm model) will allow further improvements in productivity and reduce cycle times.
A machine guard re-design improves machine accessibility to assist and improve setting, cleaning and maintaining the machine.
The Suprema 1000M has a center height of 160 mm and a 100 kg weight capacity. It’s well suited to tool room installations, and batch or high-volume production thanks to self-teach programming software, a robust “Tee Bed” design, high geometric accuracy, and touch-screen technology.
“The Suprema line of grinding machines have three modes of operation — manual, semi-, or fully automatic control of grinding and dressing cycles,” according to Hilliard. “Inexperienced operators will appreciate the simple setups of this control.”