SAM flexible grinding machines are paticulary suited to the production of small and mediumsized production batches, for parts with a unitary weight of between 1 kg (2.2 lb) and 800 kg (1764 lb). The remarkable flexibility of the range enables the complete grinding of the part in the machine, as well as facilitating rapid change-over while the machine is running and easy offline programming.
SAM automatic grinding machines offer high levels of rigidity and excellent material removal capacity, with spindle power from 3 kW (4 hp) to 150 kW (200 hp).
With ROBOGRIND range, MAUS has leveraged all of its years of experience in the sector, applying its expertise to robots that can manipulate either the part being processed or the tool carrying out the processing operation.
The companys expertise has made it possible to extend its grinding solutions to include automated robotised process for single parts weighing up to 10000 kg (22000 lb). The robotised solution affords high versatility, which is particularly useful in relation to the production of similar structure.
This allows the end user to have access to a solution that benefits from unmanned production, with fully automated handling and palletisation. Wherever possible, the robotised cell enables the user to organise the manufacturing operations with minimal supervision: the part is identified, loaded, ground and then replaced on the conveyor or pallet, ready for the subsequent operations. The input of the operator is thus reduced to a minimum and is almost exclusively geared towards guaranteeing the correct logistics of the cell, at the input (unprocessed parts) and output (ground parts) stages.
Globalisation demands that evergreater attention be focused on the reduction of cost - an objective that can be reached to the automation of the processes of forming, the production of cores and other and other operations, since grinding is one of the most expensive manufacturing operation and also because it is so difficult to source the specialist manpower required.
MAUS offers a range of grinding machines and cells called SAM AUTO, which afford the possibility for small- medium and large production batches at the lowest cost per part and with the fastest cycle time up to 500 parts per hour for brake discs and up to 300 parts per hour for engine blocks.
The parts processed by the SAM AUTO range are: engine blocks and heads, crankshafts, turbochargers, exhaust manifolds, brake discs and drums and wheel hubs
From the outset, MAUS has always operated in highly evolved markets, making its advanced expertise in techniques and applications available to its customers and offering hi-tech solutions that fully respect the specific production approaches of the end users.