Studer is expanding its product portfolio and bringing a new machine series to the market – the favorit. With centre distances of 400, 650, 1000 and 1600mm, the favorit line is suitable for short to long workpieces and can be used universally. It comes in a completely new design and scores especially with its price-performance ratio.
This CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine is designed for grinding in individual and batch production and can be automated. It can subsequently be easily adapted to other grinding tasks using various accessory kits such as in-process gauging, balancing system, contact detection and length positioning.
The favorit is a very cost-effective machine. As with all Studer cylindrical grinding machines, the proven solid Granitan® machine base ensures the highest precision, performance and reliability. The full enclosure ensures an optimal view of the grinding process. The wheelhead, which can be automatically positioned every 3°, can take one belt-driven external and internal grinding spindle respectively.
Thanks to a 370mm long X-axis the dressing spindle can be placed behind the workhead or tailstock, without colliding with the grinding head. Geometrical clarifications are now a thing of the past. The dresser position can be manually adjusted in the T-slot.
The Studer favorit has an integrated coolant tray and a machine base with temperature control. Potential deformations of the slide on the Z-axis are eliminated. At the same time the active temperature control option brings the machine to operating temperature faster.
The practical Studer grinding software with its proven Studer Pictogramming means that even less experienced users can quickly and practically programme grinding and dressing cycles. Also available is the optional StuderGRIND software, which enables efficient programming of special applications such as profiling grinding wheels for complex workpiece shapes. The modern and user-friendly design is complemented with a touch-screen panel, which allows the operator to easily and directly control the machine. Service doors at the rear and on the right of the machine ensure high ergonomic efficiency during machine operation.
For more information contact Retecon Machine Tools on TEL: 011 976 8600 or visit www.retecon.co.za