German company Bohle AG, global market leader in hand tools for glass processing, will exhibit its new Master Belt belt grinding
machine for the first time at its stand in Hall 9.
Compressive Shrinking Range includes S8 Rubber Belt Shrinking unit featuring GrindVAC to capture to capture belt by-product when dressing the rubber belt and AutoGRIND (automation belt grinding
system) which increases production and improves shrinkage consistency.
Among the topics are investigating the capability of flux-of-force oriented lattice structures for lightweight design, improving efficiency in the robot-assisted belt grinding
of high performance materials, combining processes for manufacturing deep holes with small diameters, the scenario-based development of disassembly systems for automotive lithium ion battery systems, and protecting deep drawing tools from wear by systematically optimizing highly stressed surfaces.
Eagle Alloy also has had success with belt grinding
Some specific subjects explored are diamond tools for grinding complex ceramic implant surfaces, optimization of coated SiC belt grinding
of alumina ceramics, an internal grinding machine for precision grinding, and surface characteristics and roughness prediction of TC4 titanium alloy in high speed grinding.
While belt grinding
using robotic or off-hand methods are common, grinding can also be accomplished using conventional abrasive or superabrasive grinding wheels.
Furthermore, vertical belt grinding
machines used in metalworking as well as oscillating grinders have in principle withstood the test.
The automatic belt grinding
system reduces operator error and extends the efficiency and production life of the belt.
The product range comprises belt grinding
machines, general grinding machines for vessels, edge preparation by grinding, grinding machines for dished ends and grinding heads to adapt on robots.
Frequently, in such cases the mass finishing process is preceded by a belt grinding