Haas Schleifmaschinen Gmbh has developed for its Multigrind CA and CB grinding machines a tool magazine with space for up to 70 grinding wheels and 20 coolant nozzles. The tool magazine transforms the high-tech grinding centers into self-equipping production units.
The grinding machine interface is the grinding machine shuttle table, which replaces the normal tool changer. The shuttle table takes over grinding wheel and coolant nozzle handling with a linear and swivel axis in the grinding machine workspace. The tool magazine’s linear handling is responsible for transporting grinding wheels and coolant nozzles.
The new tool magazine turns the Haas grinding machines into automated, self-equipping, software-controlled production units. It’s particularly interesting for all manufacturers that need to produce ranges of parts or that require a larger number of different grinding wheels for individual, complex workpieces.