Master Abrasives exhibiting complete grinding solutions at MACH
Internationally recognised abrasives supplier Master Abrasives will be exhibiting at MACH in April 2018 presenting a grinding machine by Micromatic Grinding Technologies alongside measuring equipment, abrasives and superfinishing devices.
This will be the first time Master Abrasives exhibits at MACH for several years and the company has made many strategic changes since then. One significant development is the appointment as Micromatic Grinding Technologies sole distributor in the UK and Ireland. With a showroom equipped to demonstrate the machines’ capabilities, Master Abrasives is now offering a cost-effective and reliable option for hydraulic and CNC cylindrical, centreless and special purpose grinding machines. At MACH 2018, Master Abrasives will be displaying the Micromatic eco 200 machine on stand H6-442 in the Grinding Zone which is located in hall 6 at the NEC.
Ian Meredith, Applications Engineering Manager and stand manager for Master Abrasives comments “This will be the first exhibition for Micromatic Grinding Technologies machines in the UK and we are sure there will be a considerable amount of interest in this newly introduced brand of machines. Our stand team will include Martin Stevens, Master’s resident expert on the Micromatic product range.”
The machine being presented at MACH, eco 200, is a basic but high-precision grinder which can be used for external, internal or face grinding applications. The machine is available with a range of additional accessories offered by Micromatic, including the digital read-out. Its small footprint and low cost combined with its ability to hold tight tolerances makes it a great economical entry model machine for tool rooms requiring precise and accurate repeatability of wheel slide within ±0.001mm.
Another new partnership with Thielenhaus Superfinish Innovation AG allows Master Abrasives to offer a complete solution to superfinishing applications with tape finishing devices as well as precision microfinishing films from other brands. The SL50 tape finisher has been set up in the Master grinding and finishing showroom since December and will be available for show on the Master stand at MACH.
The SL50 device has a double-side mounted tape contact roller, is equipped with sensors and can be integrated directly into a machine. It has an oscillation frequency of 300-1,400 double-strokes per minute. The device provides manufacturers with the opportunity to cost-effectively apply precision machining methods to individual parts, small batches and prototypes using an existing supporting machine, e.g. a lathe or grinding machine. This allows manufacturers to achieve high-quality surfaces and geometric improvements on components such as gear shafts, rolls, piston rods and many others. They can be operated manually or using a programmable control unit, depending on requirements.
A new range of measuring equipment by Innovative Automation Products will also be exhibited at MACH by the recently appointed UK and Ireland representative Master Abrasives. This will include a 2D height gauge, air gauge and profile projector which have been made available for viewing in Master Abrasives showroom. The RS232 data output feature on this equipment provides the option of evaluating measurement data externally with SPC software on a PC.
Since last participating in MACH, the Master brand has been expanded and strengthened to satisfy customer needs more effectively. Master Abrasives still offers a full range of grinding wheel specifications and dressing tools for a range of applications, but also now available is the economical range of wheels in storage cases which come complete with changeable plastic bushes to reduce bore size. In addition to new products, Master Abrasives has updated its literature in line with its brand’s new look.
Ian Meredith concludes “with our dedicated applications engineering team available to provide technical advice at MACH, we can present a cost-effective, high-productive solution including the machine, the right abrasives, coolant nozzles and dressers for a high-quality finished part.”