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The Studer favoritCNC universal cylindrical grinder for grinding medium size workpieces in individual and serial productions, comes with options such as in-process gauging, balancing systems, contact detection and length positioning.

It features a grinding length of 25.6 in. (650 mm), a centre height of 6.9 in. (175 mm), a workpiece weight of 176 lb (80 kg) and a grinding wheel diameter of 20 x 2.5 x 8 in. (508 x 65 x 203 mm).

A turret wheelhead can be used for external and internal grinding, and can be equipped with an extra grinding wheel and internal grinding spindle for this purpose. Operators can manually 2.5° index the turret wheelhead in a Hirth gear within a swiveling range of -15°/+195°.

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