Vollmer excited with its appearance in GrindTec 2020
Published on : Tuesday, October 27, 2020
While coronavirus forced postponement for GrindTec 2020 for 8 months, now the trade fair appearance of Biberach sharpening specialist Vollmer is even more exiting in November 2020 than ever. What until now has only been talked about and written, will now be seen live in the trade fair. As a premiere, the machine concept of the new VLaser 270 is presented live on-site for the first time. The laser machine rounds off Vollmer’s range of grinding and erosion machines, making the Swabian machine manufacturer a full-line supplier of sharpening technologies, whether rotary tools, circular saws or metal-cutting band saws.
Although the coronavirus pandemic has changed many things, Vollmer’s motto for GrindTec 2020 from November 10 to 13, 2020 remains the same; All good things come in threes! As a full-line supplier, the sharpening specialist is presenting the three technologies – grinding, eroding and laser machining – at its trade fair stand in Hall 1. With these, Vollmer can always deliver the optimum sharpening solution, independently of the process, in order to fully machine rotary tools, circular saws and band saws.
VLaser 270 is based on innovative Vollmer kinematics
At the core of the VLaser 270 laser machine is its fixed laser beam guidance with innovative machine kinematics. The way in which the five axes are arranged means that the tool is always machined at the pivot point of the C axis. This makes it possible to machine tools with minimal axis movement and to ensure stable process control.
VGrind 340S for machining small diameters
The new VGrind 340S is one of the party, which has been specially developed for producing and resharpening the smallest of carbide tools with a diameter of between 0.3 and 12.7 millimetres. The machine relies on tried-and-tested VGrind technology: It features two vertical spindles for different grinding wheel sets, which makes it possible to reduce non-productive times.
VHybrid 360 combines the best of two worlds
The VHybrid 360 grinding and erosion machine is also new from Vollmer. With this machine, tool manufacturers can grind and erode various carbide and PCD tools, combined in one set-up.
CHX 840 sharpens circular saws with high precision
The CHX 840 with automation can be seen at GrindTec, with which sharpening shops, saw mills or furniture producers can sharpen carbide-tipped circular saw blades with a diameter of 840 millimetres. Thanks to five CNC-controlled axes, the CHX 840 can machine saw blades with all common tooth geometries – this also applies to sawing with axial angle and group toothing.
Service package and digital services
At the GrindTec trade fair stand, Vollmer will also be giving information about its service package for training, finance, maintenance and repair. With the digital initiative V@dison, the full-line supplier brings together applications for Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) to connect people and machines. A new arrival is the app “Visual Support”, with which the user can contact the Vollmer help desk directly.
“There is no doubt that we had all imagined it differently, but COVID-19 thoroughly disrupted the schedule for presenting our 2020 innovations,” says Dr Stefan Brand, CEO of the Vollmer Group. “We are looking forward to being able to greet our customers and visitors live again at GrindTec in Augsburg in November all the more – of course with appropriate hygiene measures.”