WALTER, a UNITED GRINDING brand, introduced the new HeliTronic Mini Plus – a fully automated system for grinding (or regrinding) tools in a cost-effective set-up. "The basic version of the HeliTronic Mini Plus can be individually configured with numerous efficiency options and various loading systems, right up to a fully equipped high-end tool grinding machine for all current and future applications in the small and medium diameter range," explained product manager Siegfried Hegele.
The flexibility of the HeliTronic Mini Plus is attributed to Walter’s gantry design. Economical production of common and complex geometries of tools with a diameter range of 1 to 16 mm (0.04 to 0.63 in.) in one clamping is guaranteed by the powerful HSK belt spindle, with two spindle ends for up to six grinding wheels.
The C.O.R.E. hardware and software architecture with intuitive operation simplifies machine set-up, operation, networking, and maintenance.
Walter offers a wide range of options for the HeliTronic Mini Plus for application-specific configuration, including an automatic grinding wheel changer for up to six grinding wheel holders (maximum diameter 152.4 mm [6”]), with coolant supply lines, which ensures a safe wheel set change and offers maximum flexibility.
For machines equipped with the grinding wheel changer, a "torque increase" option is available that increases torque and removal rate by up to 60%, to maximize productivity.
For automation, HeliTronic Mini Plus users can choose between a top loader and a robot loader, with three different equipment packages. The top-loader integrated into the workspace conserves space – and makes automation more cost-effective: Depending on the tool diameter, it offers up to 500 tool locations. Using the robot loader, up to 7,500 tools can be loaded depending on the type of tools or tool diameter. The maximum tool weight is 11 pounds (five kg), the maximum diameter 4.9 in. (125 mm.)
The HeliTronic Mini Plus uses Walter’s well-established HeliTronic Tool Studio grinding software, which offers simple programming with maximum flexibility.
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