Press Release Summary:
Juflex enables independent or synchronized machining, with 2 carriages in 2 grinding cycles. It features 2 machine bases, 2 hoods, and 1 control system, with grinding envelope in each module of 32 x 12 in. Workpieces are transported in cell by internal loading/unloading gantry. Input and monitoring is accomplished via EJ-OP operator panel. Juflex is suited for automotive transmission shafts and other similarly sized cylindrical parts.
Original Press Release:
Junker Introduces Juflex - Two Grinding Machines in One
(Dayton, OH - February 2004) For smaller automotive workpieces, Erwin Junker Machinery, Inc. is offering an alternative to parallel machining - Juflex, which is essentially a cell of two grinding machines in one. Juflex enables independent or synchronized machining, with two carriages in two grinding cycles, doubling production. Another advantage is floor space savings. Two modules of Junker's JUCAM 3000 series or its EJ 30 machines are connected to create the cell - two machine bases, two hoods, one control system - with a grinding envelope in each module of about 32" x 12".
The workpieces are transported in the Juflex cell by means of an internal loading/unloading gantry. Juflex is ideal for automotive transmission shafts and other similarly sized cylindrical parts. Input and monitoring is accomplished via the EJ-OP operator panel.
The price benefit for the customer is 15% to 20% less than for two separate machine tools. Juflex offers options from unround, round, pre- and finish grinding, cam grinding, concave geometries, face, and lead-free grinding. An extension of up to 3 spindles per module, for a total of 6, lends the flexibility to handle a variety of machining tasks.
For more information, contact Erwin Junker Machinery, Inc. at their new North American headquarters in the Dayton, Ohio area, (937) 433-0774, or visit the company's web site at www.junker-usa.com.