Whether for tool production or regrinding, as a cost-effective ‘basic’ machine or as a fully automated model, the new Walter Helitronic Mini Plus tool grinder can satisfy any need for the effective and efficient production of tools from 1 to 16mm diameter, machining even complex geometries in a single clamping, and a regrinding capability of up to 125mm diameter.
Laser Contour Check is the new non-contact cutting tool measurement innovation that ensures high-precision and fast in-process measurement of tool parameters in Walter tool grinding and eroding machines.
The potency of remote maintenance and customer assistance – especially harnessing the power of smartphones – has never been demonstrated more forcibly than during the past year when the coronavirus pandemic has forced lockdowns across the globe.
The argument for the adoption of automation is unquestionable: automation not only fills any gaps in (and not necessarily always replaces) appropriately skilled human resources, but it also enables repetitive jobs to be consistently performed to the same high level, minute by minute, day by day. Nor does automation need to sleep and it doesn’t have refreshment breaks or holidays.
Tool inspection and manufacture has been made more efficient by the use of new cleaning and laser marking facilities on Walter’s Helicheck Plus and Helicheck Pro measuring machines’ robot loader system.