MIAMISBURG, Ohio – At IMTS 2014 in booth N-6800, United Grinding North America, Inc. will showcase 19 grinding machines, which includes two historic machines – the largest number of products the company has ever had at the show. Booth highlights will include the global introduction of a STUDER ID cylindrical grinder, North American debut of a MÄGERLE surface and profile grinder and the 20th anniversary of WALTER's best-selling CNC tool and cutter grinder. Applications experts will also be available to help attendees determine the right grinding solution for their manufacturing needs.
With its new ID cylindrical grinding machine series, the STUDER brand is entering a new market segment, namely that of long workpiece production such as spindle housings and rotor shafts. One of the machines within this series that will be at the show can process short work pieces via an overhung grinding spindle as well as grind parts up to 51.2" (1,300 mm) long with an additional steady rest. The maximum internal and external grinding length for this machine is 9.8" (250 mm) and 5.9" (150 mm), respectively. With linear motors and a StuderGuide precision guideway system, the series is equipped with the latest drive technology in order to meet today's customer demands.
The new MÄGERLE MFP 100 flexible grinding center, available as a 5 or 6-axis system, stands out for its high working speed and expandable tool changer system that can hold up to 60 tools. Among the industry's most precise and versatile surface and profile machines, the MFP 100 can grind, mill and drill heavy, complex parts in a single clamping.
With its original version introduced at IMTS 20 years ago, the latest WALTER HELITRONIC POWER CNC tool grinding machine brings precision, productivity and flexibility to the production and re-sharpening of rotationally symmetrical tools and parts with complex geometries. In honor of its two decades of success, which includes more than 3,800 units sold worldwide, the machine on display at IMTS will feature a custom-painted design.
During IMTS, United Grinding North America, Inc., through its comprehensive grinding machine selection on display, will be prepared to present manufacturing solutions as they specifically pertain to productivity enhancing factory automation, optimizing total cost of ownership, minimizing production costs per part, and providing total turnkey installations.
Additionally, the company encourages IMTS attendees to bring their part drawings to its booth so applications engineers can discuss the most appropriate grinding solution for their needs, including complementary workholding, fixturing, tooling, robotics and machine monitoring.
Customer care will also be an important focus inside the booth. To keep up with its unprecedented growth over the past couple of years, United Grinding North America, Inc. continues to invest in customer-centric business processes to ensure its products and services remain aligned with customer requirements.
In fact, the company recently implemented an internal cross-function initiative, known as PuLs®, to help make its customers more successful than ever. The initiative focuses on applying best practices in every aspect of the company's business, from sales to applications support to training to preventive maintenance. And, as part of the PuLs initiative, the company regularly sends out surveys to effectively gauge customer satisfaction levels using the Net Promoter Score® measuring method.
About United Grinding North America, Inc.
UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc. is the subsidiary for the North American market, with two production plants of 16,732 sq-ft space in Miamisburg, Ohio and 16,732 sq-ft in Fredericksburg, Virginia and over 155 employees around North America. Apart from its production plants in the U.S., it runs an additional sales and service office in Queretaro, Mexico. UNITED GRINDING North America occupies a leading position in the North American grinding machine tool market by offering innovative products in the technology areas of surface & profile grinding, cylindrical grinding and tool grinding. With a wide range of products, application know how from a single source and a high level of innovation capabilities, the customers enjoy the benefits in terms of efficiency, quality and reliability of its products. For more information, please visit www.grinding.com.
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