Due to the rapid development of electric mobility and other alternative drive types, the demand for grinding machines suitable for a new variety of components in automotive construction is also increasing. That is why STUDER has developed the new S36. It will be positioned between the compact S11 for small rooms and the S22 for medium-sized rooms. Many features of the new S36 are similar to those of its predecessor, which sold over a thousand units. New features for changing requirements supplement proven concepts.
“The demand for cost-effective grinding solutions for medium and large series also remains high in e-mobility applications,” says project manager Martin Habegger. In addition to vehicle manufacturing, the machine will be used in the hydraulics, pumps and tool manufacturing industries.
The S36 has a fixed grinding head, with 0, 15 or 30 degree wheel angles available. The distance between the tips is 650 mm and the maximum workpiece weight is 150 kg. Proven components were used in the machine, including a Granitan machine bed and a workhead with high precision roller bearings.
Range of parts/market segment
The machine concept is designed for productive surface grinding of chuck and shaft components.
Its field of application extends from dies and molds through the aerospace industry to the production of parts for the hydraulic and automotive industries.
State-of-the-art grinding technology for an optimal price/performance ratio
A standout feature of the new machine is its large grinding wheel, which has a diameter of 610mm and initially a maximum width of 125mm. This makes the S36 above the norm in its class. In addition, the machine comes with CORE OS, UNITED GRINDING Group’s smart, multi-brand operating system, featuring touchscreen and intuitive operation. Thanks to the uniform CORE software architecture, data exchange between machines is easily possible. This is also possible with third-party systems via the integrated umati interface. This interface also allows access to UNITED GRINDING Digital Solutions™ products directly on the machine and without the installation of additional hardware. CORE creates the technical basis not only for these and other IoT and data applications, but also for a revolutionary, standard and simple way of operation.
Newly developed SmartJet nozzles for efficient and automatic coolant supply are fitted as standard. Thanks to these, the cooling is now managed by the control of the machine. A frequency-controlled pump and a dynamic pressure measuring unit are used as central components. These make it possible to precisely adjust the volumetric flow depending on the process – for coarse grinding, fine grinding or finishing. Coolant is routed to the grinding wheel through a flow-optimized manifold and adjustable nozzles.
“This concept guarantees precise, efficient and reproducible cooling,” emphasizes Martin Habegger. “We offer our customers the S36 with all this modern grinding technology at an excellent price/performance ratio.”