Horizontal Grinding Center uses CBN grinding wheels.

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Constructed on Meehanite cast iron base, Model HGC 400 offers 3, 4, and 5 axis capabilities and utilizes Heidenhain scales for X, Y, and Z axes. Five-axis rotary trunnion features roller gear table with zero backlash mounting 400 x 400 mm pallet. Machine is equipped with HSK-100, 35-50 hp, 12,000 rpm direct drive spindle with chiller and GE Fanuc 16 IM CNC control. Automatic tool changer features 40 positions to accommodate all CBN and conventional vitrified grinding wheels.

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MAX -Tek Introduces HGC 400 Horizontal CBN Grinding Center

Milldale, CT October 20, 2005...MAX -TEK, LLC founded to design and market superabrasive grinding systems using plated and vitrified CBN grinding wheels for HEDG (high efficiency deep grinding). The company has introduced the HGC 400 Horizontal CBN Grinding Center with 3, 4 and 5th axis capability for applications in aerospace and power generation including gas turbine blades, vanes, nozzle guide vanes, shroud segments and more.

Constructed on an accurately machined heavy Meehanite cast iron base, the HGC 400 utilizes high precision linear ways and Heidenhain scales for X, Y, and Z axes. Travel in the X/Y/Z axis is 584mm to 600mm. The available 5 axis rotary trunnion features a high precision roller gear table with zero backlash mounting a 400mm x 400mm pallet. The machine is equipped with a HSK-100, 35 - 50 HP, 12,000 RPM direct drive spindle with chiller and a GE Fanuc 16 IM CNC control system, drives and servo motors. The automatic tool changer features 40 position standard (60 position optional) to accommodate all required CBN and conventional vitrified grinding wheels as well as milling/drilling tools for additional operations. Popular options include an automatic pallet changer, table mounted dressing for vitrified CBN and conventional vitrified wheels and probing systems for part, tool and workpiece measurement.

MAX -TEK LLC was founded by Ed Elie in December 2004, who previously started Edgetek Industries in 1988, and pioneered the first domestically produced superabrasive grinding systems. MAX TEK LLC designs and markets superabrasive grinding systems to suit aerospace, power generation, automotive, compressor and medical applications. The company is headquartered in Milldale, Connecticut, in a facility that houses an experienced staff that offers a direct knowledge of superabrasive applications and machinery that includes machine and systems design, application engineering and full service support. The product line includes horizontal CBN grinding centers and automatic CBN grinding centers for high production applications.

Vincent Girard, Sales & Marketing Manager
323 Clark Street, PO Box 367, Milldale, CT
Tel. 860-426-0147 Fax. 860-426-0758
e-mail: vgirard@max-tekllc.com

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