To further increase efficiency of the manufacture and final inspection of cutting tools, WALTER HELICHECK PLUS and HELICHECK PRO machines from UNITED GRINDING North America now feature new modules for tool cleaning and laser marking. Both modules are incorporated into, and work in tandem with, the machine’s robot loader to shorten overall production time.
Because cleanliness is essential for accurate measuring, the cleaning module runs tools through an ultrasonic bath. After the bath, an airstream – adjusted according to tool length – then dries the tools. After the tools are cleaned and measured, the laser-marking module imparts static or dynamic data on to tool shanks or end faces.
For complete flexibility, shops can opt to have the robot loaders for the HELICHECK PLUS and HELICHECK PRO prepped for eventually retrofitting the two modules either together or individually at a later date.
About UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc.
With nearly 200 employees across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and a new 110,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc., strives to increase its customers’ competitiveness through grinding and ultra-precision finishing solutions for the manufacturing industry, backed by single-source customer care. The company’s surface and profile, cylindrical and tool grinding technology groups cultivate a partnership-based relationship throughout the region, selling, automating, rebuilding and supporting precision machines for grinding, eroding, laser ablation, combination machining and measuring under the MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG brands. A subsidiary of the UNITED GRINDING GROUP, the company holds ISO 9001 certification to assure quality in development, production, shipping and support operations. UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc., also holds International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registration.
About UNITED GRINDING Group
With a turnover of around 700 million euros, the UNITED GRINDING Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision machines for grinding, eroding, lasering, measuring and combination machining. With its eight company brands MÄGERLE, BLOHM, JUNG, STUDER, SCHAUDT, MIKROSA, WALTER and EWAG, UNITED GRINDING offers a broad application knowledge, an extensive product portfolio and a complete array of services on the international market. The Group employs a workforce of around 2500 employees and more than 20 production, service and sales locations and agencies throughout the world.