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.
Available from Walter Ewag UK, the basic machine version can be configured with a wide range of efficiency options and various loading systems, extending to a fully-equipped ‘high-end’ tool grinder capable of all current and future applications in the small and medium tool diameter range.
The basis for the Helitronic Mini Plus’ flexibility is Walter’s innovative gantry design where the economical production of geometries in a single set-up is guaranteed by a powerful HSK belt spindle with two spindle ends for up to six grinding wheels (as standard).
In addition, the C.O.R.E. (Customer Oriented REvolution) hardware and software architecture embraces the digital age by having intuitive operation that facilitates machine set-up, operation, networking and maintenance.
The options available for the machine – for application-specific use – include an automatic grinding wheel changer for up to six-wheel holders (maximum diameter 152.4mm) including coolant supply to ensure a safe wheel set change and maximum flexibility. In addition, for machines so equipped, a ‘torque increase’ option raises torque and removal rates by up to 60% for optimum productivity.
For automated use, users can choose between a top or robot loader with three equipment packages for improved flexibility. The top loader integrated into the workspace is a space-saving and cost-effective solution and, depending on tool diameter, offers up to 500 tool locations. Up to 7,500 tools can be accommodated with the robot loader, depending on the type of tools or tool diameter - maximum tool weight is 5kg and maximum diameter is 125mm.
In addition, the Walter Helitronic Mini Plus utilises Walter’s Helitronic Tool Studio grinding software, which offers simple programming with the greatest possible flexibility.
Walter EWAG UK