United Grinding has introduced the uniLoad automatic loading system under its Studer brand.
United Grinding says uniLoad has been designed to enable users of the S31 and S33 external cylindrical grinding machines to increase quality and productivity.
The uniLoad control was developed by Wenger Automation and ensures that the user needs to know only the dimension and weight of the workpiece in order to use the loading system. The setup wizard then guides the user through the necessary steps to start the grinding program.
uniLoad is offered based on a linear portal cell with two parallel grippers and is suitable for shaft components up to a length of 350 mm (13.8”) and a diameter of 100 mm (3.9”). It thus covers a large proportion of the component ranges produced on these machines. The parts are supplied via a standardized, adjustable V-belt. The housing for the base module, which is provided with a loading hatch as standard, has been adapted to suit the machine design, and enables safe and clean operation of the system.
uniLoad is currently suitable for distances between centees of 650 mm (25.6”) and 1000 mm (39.4”). The loading system is docked onto the machine and, with the racks at full capacity, enables automated processing of around one hour. In the case of workpieces with an external diameter of 34 mm (1.3”) and a gripper diameter of 22 mm (0.9”), 50 parts can be loaded automatically. The look of the loading system is reflected in the aesthetic design of the machine, and as a standard product enables quick response and delivery times. Customized solutions are also possible. In addition, uniLoad is expandable so future requirements can also be met.
The uniLoad, equipped with a Siemens Simotion control, gripper with quick change jaws and an intuitive 15-inch operating panel, is the latest cylindrical grinding offering from Studer.