www.shopmetaltech.com August 2017
30 | MACHINING | Grinding
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THE STUDER S33 is a cnc ylindrical grinder designed for grinding medium sized workpieces
in individual and batch production. it can be
fitted with automation and is especially suitable
for precision machining of parts such as the
Volt shaft that mtm manufactures, and for
toolmaking. the machine is equipped with a fixed
wheelhead with two motor spindles for external
grinding and an internal grinding attachment.
the fixed wheelhead is adjustable to 0° or 30°
for external grinding or turret wheelhead for
external and internal grinding with a Hirth manual
swivel of 2.5° or an automatic swivel of 1°. three
grinding wheels ensure that the workpiece can be
machined even more individually and quickly for
complete machining. Distance between centres
is 650 or 1,000 mm. the machine is designed
with a c axis for the workhead to allow for thread
grinding, while a swivelling machine table allows
for grinding of cones.
components for the nuclear industry and we are looking
to increase work in this industry, as well as in the oil and
gas market, which is starting to pick up, and mining and
Munjic, a tool and die maker originally from Croatia
who still enjoys working in the shop, says his machine shop
is well equipped to take on more work with his multitude
of CNC machine tools, and if he were to purchase more
machines, he would consider manual grinders.
“Sometimes you have one or two parts that need to be
ground and it doesn’t make sense to set up these kinds of
jobs on an expensive CNC machine. It would be better to
use manual machines for these one-offs and save the Studer
for high quality, larger production jobs.”
He has no complaints either about the Studer, nor
the support he receives from the builder and the local
distributor, Machine Tool Systems.
“We’ve had no troubles with the Studer. It is a quality
machine. We have very good service too and the Studer people
have responded right away when we have had some issues.” SMT