Year in and year out, the world's leading trade show for quality assurance, Control in Stuttgart, provides the perfect backdrop for innovations. In this forum, Klingelnberg, a leading manufacturer of precision measuring centers, will unveil the P 16, a new solution for efficient measurement of small components. Moreover, from 5 to 8 May, the system supplier will once again present a round of talks at its stand in Hall 1/1418, which will cover its entire range of products and services – from innovative technologies to first-class service.
At Klingelnberg's "regular spot" in Hall 1/1418, the system supplier's entire range will be represented. The five big segments – "Gear measurement," "Shop-floor measurement," "Dimension, form, and position measurement," "Measured value analysis," and the segment covering Klingelnberg's wide range of services – will together share a presentation space of 220 m2.
With the help of the measuring machines on exhibit, visitors will get "hands on" experience and find out just what sets Klingelnberg technologies apart from the rest. A product novelty making its debut appearance this year is a new precision measuring center designed for small workpieces. With the P 16, the highly successful P 26 now has a "younger sibling," which completes the product range for measuring the smallest workpieces. Dr. Christof Gorgels, Division Manager for Measuring Instrument Construction, explains the "family addition" in this area: "With the P 16, we are offering a machine based on the tried-and-true qualities of the P series, but which comes in below the P 26 in terms of footprint." "The compact precision measuring center provides access to the world of Klingelnberg P machines at an attractive price." Because the P 16 is based on P series technology, all software application programs are compatible, of course.
The P 16 owes its compact size to an innovative modification: Thanks to a newly developed workpiece clamping system which is optimally adapted to accommodate small workpieces, there is no need for a counter support. This allowed Klingelnberg to design a relatively small machine. Georg Mies, Head of Measuring Machine Development at Klingelnberg, explains precisely how the new clamping system works: "The workpiece mounting of small components is often accomplished using a chuck. For this reason, we developed for the P 16 an innovative electrical clamping system that has been integrated into the workpiece axis. This clamping system is suitable both for circular and cylindrical components and for mounting short shafts."
With the new precision measuring center, Klingelnberg is targeting areas in which the demands for precision in volume production are becoming increasingly stringent: "The P 16 is specifically tailored for the requirements of small components, particularly those required in the automotive, power tools, pumps, e-mobility and small drives market segments," says Georg Mies, who will make himself and his technical expertise available for professional discussions at the Klingelnberg stand during the trade show.