A REFERENCE FOR TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE SOLUTIONS CONCERNING EFFECTIVE SET-UP
If a manufacturer of workholding technology buys several 5-axes machining centres, these should certainly be equipped with their clamping elements and should be a reference for technically feasible solutions concerning effective set-up. The acquisition of three new Grob-Universal machines Series G350 and G550 by the Römheld GmbH required several changes – an effort that was worthwhile for both companies.
Hans-Walter Parr, head of preliminary planning at Römheld GmbH in Laubach, suggested a Grob G350 with a modular shuttle table and zero point clamping systems to his management out of a dozen single-spindle 5-axis machining centres he had compared. The company was looking for a replacement for a Stama 530 and a CSK 300, which had run for almost 100,000 hours since the mid-1990s. The state-certified master mechanical engineer had very specific ideas about the desired machine: it should be modular in design, compact in construction and efficient in production. For the frequently changing and complex components produced at ROEMHELD, the machine should be equipped quickly and easily with different workpiece fixtures via zero point clamping systems. For this purpose, the company wanted to use products from their company, Stark Spannsysteme GmbH, a subsidiary of the ROEMHELD Group.