Advantages of Automatic Controlled Punch and Die Grinding More regrinds, accurate material removal Protect punch and die material from heat Superior surface finish Accurate geometry, shear, parallel surfaces Speed Repeatability Reliability
Mate Vario Grinder Automatic punch and die grinding for all tooling styles.
Cutting Edge Technology Die sharpened on ordinary surface grinder Die sharpened on the Mate Vario Grinder Sharp cutting edge with shallow depth of scratch results in long tooling life
Machine Features Grinding area light Programmable controller (fully automatic and manual modes) Six (6) storage drawers Cleaning hose and gun Built in coolant recirculation system Rotating fixture table with shear angle adjustment Warning light indicating grinding and cycle finished
Laser Top of Part Sensing Laser top of punch and die sensing eliminates manual setup. Top surface is determined within 0.02 mm. Grinding head showing CBN wheel, laser and air purge housings. The laser is located in a positive pressure air purge housing to prevent any grinding debris from blocking the laser beam. Hole diameter for laser 0.6 mm.
Programmable Controller Grinding cycle Fully automatic with programmed rapid positioning, slow feed, grinding feed speed, bottom dwell time and rapid return. Controller PLC stores all grinding parameters for automatic grinding. Five (5) programs can be stored to ensure consistency. Settings include: Total cut depth Material removal rate for rough cut Material removal rate for fine cut Polishing time
Controlled Depth of Cut Accurate programmable material removal Achieve maximum number of regrinds.
Grinding Cycle Load punch or die Close door Press automatic start button 1.Rapid down cycle, warning light indicates machine in operation 2.Laser locates top of punch or die 3.Controlled speed grind starts, coolant starts, table rotation starts 4.Slow grind starts 5.Polishing 6.Rapid return to home position 7.Warning light indicated grinding cycle finished Open door Remove finished punch or die Typical cycle time 2.5 to 3 minutes
Easy Fixturing Fixtures available for all tooling styles.
Grinding Punches With Shear Pivot point Angle adjustment in ¼ degree increments.
Coolant Distribution System Coolant applied to CBN wheel from inside the grinding zone for maximum cooling and lubrication Coolant tank with high performance pump.
Air Drying for Air Purge The air supplied to the purge system designed to keep the laser system clean must be free from moisture. To meet this requirement the Mate Vario Grinder is fitted with an air drying system.
Maintenance Daily Check coolant level, add water as necessary Clean machine interior with supplier hose after use 2 weeks or 100 hours operation Lubricate grind wheel head guide ways Lubricate fine infeed screw 4 to 6 months Replace coolant and clean coolant box
Specifications Total Electric Connection Requirements4kVA (400V / 50Hz.) Grinding motor3.3 KW, 2850 RPM Table drive0.37 KW, 30 RPM worm gear Feed motor 2 phase stepping motor Coolant pump0.16 KW, 50 l/m Compressed air2 cubic liters/min @6 bars Air cleanerProvides dry clean air Coolant tank 35 liters (2 liters coolant included) Grinding wheelCBN, Ø 200 mm (included) Minimum grinding diameter0.6 mm Maximum grinding diameter160 mm Maximum grinding height300 mm Minimum and Maximum one step grind0.005 mm/min to 6.0 mm/min Maximum rapid down positioning500 mm/min Grinding speed0.15 mm/min Noise level67 db (A) Installed space requirementL 800 mm, W 700 mm, H 1800 mm Weight350 Kg Grinding area visibilityIlluminated Safety lightIndicates: Grinding & Cycle finished Origination Germany
Comparison with other Machines Amada TOGU-EU Wilson Tool X-Sharp Finn-Power Exner TG 160
Amada TOGU-EU Fixture 3-Jaw-Chuck Grinding Motor 1,5 kW Coolant Tank 20 l Programmable Min. grinding diameter 2.0mm Max. one step grind 0.99 mm Grinding speed 0.03 – 0.06 mm Only one grinding speed, no spark-out time
Wilson X-Sharp Fixture 3-Jaw-Chuck Grinding Motor 2,2 kW Programmable Min. grinding diameter 2.0mm Max. one step grind 0.99 mm Grinding speed Only one grinding speed, no spark-out time
Finn-Power Exner TG160 Fixture 3-Jaw-Chuck Grinding Motor 1,1 kW Programmable Min. grinding diameter 2.0 mm Max. one step grind 0.8 mm Grinding speed 0.027 – 0.045 mm Grinding wheel diameter 135 mm Only one grinding speed, no spark-out time