Gehring’s New Modular Honing Machines IMTS 2016

Gehring’s New Modular Honing Machines IMTS 2016

At IMTS 2016, Gehring (Booth N-6740) will feature its new line of modular honing machines for precision metal components. The Lifehone L630 from its new modular standard product family will be on display. This modular standard machine offer a systematic approach that is advantageous in establishing a highly efficient manufacturing process. Standard part applications that can honed on this machine range from sun gears, connecting rods, hydraulic sleeves, and injector pump components.



Small bore diameters often place different demands on the production technology than larger ones. Due to customer requests and feedback from the market, Gehring will showcase the L630 machine with market proven components in a modular design. Depending on customer requirements and the product spectrum to be finished, the machine is equipped with matching honing units.

The Gehring honing control allows for precision controlled stroke speeds and reversal precisions. Optionally, the stroke is executed via a ball screw or a linear motor. The user-friendly and clear graphic interface of the Gehring operator panel (GOP) as well as the program assistant eases machine operation.

The L630 machine that Gehring is exhibiting at the IMTS is a honing center that can be equipped with 1 or 2 honing spindles. Depending on the machining  task and the batch size, this type of machine can be equipped with a fixed or rotary table and up to 8 stations. These stations can also be used for measuring or brushing operations. The single-spindle version of the Lifehone series is impressive with its compact design and small footprint.  This is certainlythe right choice for customers with limited space or who must frequently change the type of part that needs to be honed.  This flexible 2 spindle honing center allows for a two stage honing process and shorter honing processing times.

Gehring will also present its entire portfolio of honing technologies and services, from position and form honing, laser structuring to contract honing, displays of its tooling and abrasives, as well as daily “technology briefings” in the “technology zone” of our booth by  Michael Schaefer- R & D director of Gehring North American operations. In addition, a technical presentation titled “Advanced Honing Technology Solutions for modern manufacturing ”  is scheduled for Thursday September 15th 2016 at 11 am – 12 pm in Room N-127  by Michael Schaefer.

About Gehring
With 90 year’s experience in honing technology, 40 years of presence in the USA, and subsidiaries throughout the world, we offer localized production, service and consultancy services for our customers. Originating from our production and sales subsidiaries in USA, Germany, France, Brazil, India and China, we serve as the honing experts for the entire advanced manufacturing world with our premium products and services – because honing is our passion.

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