System provider Klingelnberg will focus on process integration in production and measuring technology at EMO Hanover in September. With the new TM 65 complete machining center and the advanced P 65 precision measuring center in the new Klingelnberg design, the machine manufacturer is taking a systematic approach to this concept.
Following a four-year hiatus, EMO, the world’s leading trade fair for metalworking, will once again open its gates in Hanover/Germany, from September 18 to 23, 2017. This year Klingelnberg plans to launch an innovation offensive, showcasing its professional expertise along with the latest trends in production and measuring technology, as demonstrated on the TM 65 and P 65. With its developments, the system provider will clearly demonstrate that geared components call for an integral approach in production as well as in measuring technology. The integration of diverse processes shortens machining times by eliminating rechucking and simplifying material flow, resulting in significant cost savings potential. Maximum accuracy and cost-effectiveness have always been Klingelnberg’s guiding principles. The company has set itself the objective of offering flexible and cost-optimized complete solutions that pave the way to Industry 4.0.
TM 65 complete machining center: maximum productivity, more flexibility
With the TM 65 complete machining center, Klingelnberg now has a machine innovation that can produce gear bodies and gearing systems of any complexity up to 65 mm in diameter directly from rod material, in a complete machining sequence – regardless of whether it is bevel gears, cylindrical gears or internal gearing. To achieve this, the tool changer is equipped with a stick blade head for machining bevel gears in addition to the standard turning and cutting tools.
Machining time is minimized with the TM 65, while maintaining maximum productivity. It also stands out for its tremendous flexibility: Thanks to the Arcoflex method for bevel gear machining, a broad range of gear systems can be handled with a universal cutter head. The use of a cutter head on a turning/cutting center perfectly combines the advantages of 5-axis machining of all form elements with the productivity of the established gear cutting processes, making the TM 65 a cost-optimized solution for manufacturing small gears in small and medium batch sizes.
Of course, the long-established Klingelnberg Closed Loop system for automatic correction of tooth flanks is available on the new TM 65. Established database systems and software products from Klingelnberg make gear machining on the TM 65 as easy as on a conventional gear cutting machine. The TM 65 thus meets every requirement for an integrated digital data flow according to Industry 4.0.
Precise measuring with the P 65
Versatility and the idea of process integration were also the main focus during the further development of the P 65 precision measuring center. Here, Klingelnberg has consistently continued down the route of complete measurement of axially symmetrical components in production: All measurement tasks on axially symmetrical components are possible on one device without additional rechucking and setup procedures. With the P 65, the focus is on the high-precision 3D coordinate measurement, as well as the form measurement and surface roughness measurement.
The design of the P 65 has also received a face lift. The precision measuring center now provides significantly improved ergonomics for loading and measuring. It is also available with an optional integrated platform for vibration isolation, so that components can be accurately measured on the shop floor even under difficult conditions.
Even greater precision in precision measuring centers
Another highlight at EMO: Roughness measurement of small internal gearing with the tried-and-tested Klingelnberg precision measuring centers. Thanks to systematic advancement of the popular measurement system, it is now possible to measure roughness on internal gearing with modules as small as 0.9 mm. The system is automatically inserted and is thus integrated into the measuring run. External gearing or parts of shafts such as bearing seats and internal gearing can be measured with the roughness measurement system.
These innovations and other machines from the Klingelnberg portfolio will be on exhibit at EMO in Hanover, Hall 26, Stand B82. The on-site team is looking forward to interesting “shop talk” and stimulating discussions.