Machine offers creepfeed, surface, and profile grinding.

Press Release Summary:

Providing creepfeed, surface, and profile grinding in multi-axis configuration and GE-Fanuc® intelligent terminal CNC control from 2,025 x 1,500 mm footprint, Dominator 624 CNC Machine is suited for machine shops where space is at premium. By using cuboid machine bed design and mounting wheelhead on carrier assembly to provide 'Z' axis, work table then moves vertically to provide 'Y' axis. It offers grinding length of 600 mm x grinding width of 200 mm from 400 mm work table.

Original Press Release:

Jones & Shipman, the UK's Foremost Precision Grinding Machine Manufacturer, Launches the Dominator 624 CNC Machine

The Dominator 624 CNC machine is the smallest in a three model line-up from Jones & Shipman, yet offers all the functionality of a high-precision grinding cell in one compact machine. The Dominator 624 CNC offers creepfeed, surface and profile grinding in a multi-axis configuration and the latest GE-Fanuc® intelligent terminal CNC control from a diminutive 2025 mm x 1500 mm footprint.

The highly compact size makes the Dominator ideal for use in busy machine shops where space is at a premium, but precision, ease-of-use, and high productivity rates are still paramount. The compact dimensions are achieved by using a cuboid machine bed design and mounting the wheelhead on a carrier assembly to provide the 'Z' axis, the work table then moves vertically to provide 'Y' axis. In addition to retaining the maximum grinding dimensions within a confined machine envelope the cuboid machine bed also contributes toward a very rigid machine platform.

The work table is supported from the front face of the bed on preloaded precision linear slides. The vertical movement has an additional benefit in that makes loading parts far easier as the work holding drops down to allow more comfortable access, particularly useful when handling large and heavy parts.

A full suite of dressing and grinding programs is available for the Dominator operator. Easy to follow Windows® set up pages allow the operator to quickly digitise diamond and wheel positions and by a minimum of mouse or keyed inputs produce a finished program. Graphical images prompt the operator and spreadsheet style programming ensures quick and simple input. The option of ISO programming is also available if required. The Dominator 624 offers maximum grinding length of 600 mm x grinding width of 200 mm from a 400mm work table.

About Jones & Shipman and the Precision Technologies Group
Jones & Shipman, is part of the Precision Technologies Group of companies, together with its sister companies Holroyd and Edgetek. The Group is firmly at the forefront of high precision machine tool design, build and supply. Its machines produce ultra precision components in a diverse range of industries including aerospace, medical, mould tool & die, power generation and high end automotive. In addition the Group has developed some of the most sophisticated, bespoke software in the marketplace boasting a simple rapid set and intuitive user interface. This allows customers to operate more efficiently and effectively with faster turnaround between jobs.

Jones & Shipman are also exclusive distributors for Favretto one of Italy's foremost manufacturers of large capacity surface and profile grinding machines, a relationship going back for almost 30 years. Favretto produce an extensive range of Single and Double column models with capacities up to 16000 x 3000 x 2000mm and Rotary table models in capacities up to - 3100 x 1550mm all with conventional CNC or proprietary digital electronic control.

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