Grinding Machine maintains punching machine tools.

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For ease of operation, quicksharp® ITM incorporates electronic controls, touch-sensitive keyboard, and LCD display. Signal lamp indicates operating status, and grinding process may be viewed through front window. Control system monitors status of key factors and compensates for wear after each grinding operation. Tool length measurement function of multiset ITM is integrated into system, and regrind amount can be pre-selected in increments of 0.001 in.

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New quicksharp® ITM Maintains Punching Machine Tools

FARMINGTON, Conn., March 16, 2004 -- TRUMPF has introduced a new precision grinding machine, the quicksharp ITM, to professionally maintain punching machine tools.

"Properly maintaining your punching tools is an easy way to ensure highly accurate, productive and profitable punching operations," says Gary Sheridan, marketing director for tooling at TRUMPF Inc. "The new quicksharp ITM offers many advantages over older tool grinding machines."

The new machine model has a number of improved operational and ergonomic features. New electronic controls, a touch-sensitive keyboard, and LCD display make the machine easy to operate. A signal lamp on the machine indicates operating status and operators can watch the grinding process through a large front window.

Manual processes such as measurement and tool sharpening are automated by the quicksharp ITM. The control system monitors the status of important factors, such as the level of cooling lubricant in the tank, filter contamination, and contamination of the grinding wheel. The system also compensates for wear after each grinding operation.

In addition to improvements to the grinding process, the tool length measurement function of the multiset ITM has also been integrated into the system. The regrind amount of this automatic machine can be precisely pre-selected in increments of 0.001 inches and integrated length measurement is performed before and after grinding.

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