At GrindTec 2020, full-line supplier Vollmer, will be highlighting its expanded range of machines for rotary tool production across the three fields of grinding, eroding, and laser machining. Shown for the first time at GrindTec in Hall 1 (Stand 1006/1027), the new VLaser 270 completes the trio. In addition, around a dozen grinding and erosion machines can also be seen live at the show. This will include the VGrind 340S, the VGrind 360, and VPulse 500, as well as the CHX 840, CHD 270, CHP 840, and CHF 840 models for circular saw machining. Vollmer’s trade fair appearance will be rounded off with the company's range of services, training, and IoT applications.
Vollmer is a full-line supplier
The trade fair appearance of sharpening specialist Vollmer at GrindTec 2020 will exhibit in Augsburg as a full-line supplier while celebrating its 111 years in business. As a leading technology and service company, Vollmer develops sharpening machines and automation options for precisely machining cutting tools made from carbide and tipped with polycrystalline diamond (PCD). Vollmer's latest innovation is the VLaser 270 laser machine, one of the full-line supplier's trade fair highlights. Using the power of the laser light and linear drive technology, PCD-tipped tools can be precisely machined with the VLaser 270.
Vollmer will be bringing around a dozen sharpening machines and automation solutions to GrindTec that relate to eroding and grinding technology. The VPulse 500 and QXD 250 wire erosion and disc erosion machines will be on show, just like the VHybrid 360 combined grinding and erosion machine. Tool manufacturers can use the VHybrid 360 to both grind and erode carbide and PCD tools such as drills, milling cutters, or reamers in a single set-up. Three models from the VGrind family will be on show in Augsburg: The VGrind 360E basic model, the VGrind 360, and the VGrind 340S with linear drive for machining extremely small carbide tools. With two new optional features, the VGrind 360 optimizes productivity for tool manufacturers. Due to a higher processing speed, the material removal rate can be significantly increased while simultaneous replacement of grinding wheels and tools significantly reduces non-productive time.
Machines for machining carbide-tipped circular saw blades are traditionally well-represented at the Vollmer GrindTec stand. On the global grinding technology market, the Vollmer machines abbreviated as CHX, CHP, CHF, and CHD are some of the industry’s best-selling technology.
Service package and digital services
At GrindTec Vollmer will also be providing information regarding its service package for training, finance, maintenance, and repair. With the digital initiative V@dison, the full-line supplier brings together applications for Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) to connect people and machines. The Visual Support app provides an innovative new access path, which offers Vollmer customers the opportunity to connect directly with the Vollmer help desk. Installed on a smartphone or tablet, the app supports the machine operator online, allowing them to take and exchange live pictures of a machine using the video function. Vollmer will also be explaining how end users can connect various machines with each other via the IoT umati platform. The umati platform is based upon the OPC UA protocolthat was developed by the German Machine Tool Builder's Association (VDW), together with around 50 machine manufacturers.
Loroch celebrates its 120th anniversary
Vollmer subsidiary Loroch, based in Mörlenbach, will also be represented at GrindTec. Loroch, also celebrating an anniversary in 2020 – its 120th – displayed will be various Loroch automatic saw blade sharpening machines including the CNC-controlled PowerStar 850 sharpening machine and the fully automated K850 M evolution and KSC 710 models.