Since its inception in 1989, the China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) has evolved according to show organizers to become a leading platform for the international machine tool industry in China, and in the entire East Asian region. Organized by the China Machine Tool & Tool Builders' Association (CMTBA), the show is one of the four largest international machine tool trade shows in the world. Machine manufacturer Klingelnberg will be presenting its innovative Closed Loop concept for cylindrical gears – a pioneering Industry 4.0 solution – at booth A105, located in Hall W1. With its entry into the robotics industry, Klingelnberg is also launching an initiative to expand its business outside the gear industry. Klingelnberg’s cycloid measurement option for precision measuring centers provides a reliable solution for monitoring high production standards.
Höfler Cylindrical Gear Grining Machine Speed Viper 180 with Closed Loop technology
Focused on highly effective generating grinding in large-series manufacturing, the Höfler Speed Viper Cyclical Gear Grinding Machine draws on the successful concept of the well-established Viper 500 series of Höfler Cylindrical Gear Grinding Machines. Four different machine models are available to suit individual requirements: Speed Viper 300 and 180 in a single-spindle configuration, and Speed Viper² 180 and 80 in a dual-spindle configuration. Speed Viper is designed for maximum workpiece diameters of 80, 180, and 300 mm, depending on the model. The Speed Viper² dual-spindle concept achieves the shortest auxiliary times and therefore fulfills the productivity requirements of the automotive industry. With an outside diameter of 320 mm and a width of 200 mm, the grinding worms ensure a long tool life while minimizing auxiliary times for tool changes. An automatic tool clamping system with an integrated balancing unit also contributes to shortened tooling times. With a partial or full automation system, the Speed Viper can also be equipped with an automation interface that meets the VDMA 34180 standard.
The Speed Viper platform is optimally designed for the Industry 4.0 manufacturing environment. Thanks to a broad array of applications and software, Klingelnberg’s cyber-physical production system centralizes production control, leading to a standardization of results achieved on different machines and even in different plants.
Klingelnberg Precision Measuring Centers P 26 with “Cycloid Measurement” add-on option
Designed for use in Closed Loop processes, the P 26 Precision Measuring Center stands for quality management of gearing with scope for future development, and is designed as a compact unit suited to a workpiece diameter range of up to 260 mm. The machine and software concept is optimized for the measurement of complex drive components using a technology that replaces up to six conventional measuring methods: gear measurement, general coordinate measurement, form and position measurement, roughness measurement, contour measurement and optical measuring technology. This guarantees maximum measuring accuracy and reproducibility. Klingelnberg’s P series is one of the most widely used standards in the industry and serves as a reference for metrology institutes – and with good reason.
With the cycloid measurement option, Klingelnberg now offers a reliable solution for monitoring the high production standards of the robotics industry. Cycloid transmissions enable high reduction ratios and are used to transmit forces in robot arms. As the need for high-precision robots increases along with increasing levels of automation, the combination of precision measuring centers and gear grinding machines for cycloids ensures continuous improvement in production quality.
Klingelnberg solutions are close to the market and the user – and also include a comprehensive range of services and software solutions. CIMT visitors will have an opportunity to experience these in action at Klingelnberg’s booth A105 in Hall W1.