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Suhner Offers Various Tooling Products in Its Machining Division

New brochure details wide assortment of components for machine tool builders, integrators and end users in all metalworking sectors

Suhner, a leading manufacturer of automated tooling components, slides and multi-spindle components, has expanded its product offering, detailed in a new brochure the Machining Division. Known best for its drilling and tapping units, milling units, machining slides and other specially designed devices for high production work, the company continues to experience increased demand for its machining products and services.  As detailed in this new brochure, the Suhner Machining Division offers several new and enhanced products including flex shaft multiple drive system, QUILLmaster Drilling Units, TAPmaster tapping units, stationary and self-feed, flexible-shaft driven drilling units, POLYdrill multiple spindle heads, SPINDLEmaster machining spindles and SLIDEmaster.  All are designed for high-production work, especially in the automotive and other mass component market sectors.

The flex shaft multiple drive system works with MULTImaster drilling units. It offers up to 8 driving units, a motor rating of 5 HP (3.7 kW) standard and an output speed between 46-9,320 rpm. Optional features include a larger motor and a right angle drive.

QUILLmaster drilling units are self-fed drilling units, motor driven and pneumatic-fed. The total stroke is up to 4.9 in. (125mm), same as the controlled stroke. Furthermore, the QUILLmaster has a drilling capacity with  diameter up to  0.8 in.  (20 mm) for mild steel and a motor rating between 0.3-5 HP (0.22 kW -3.7kW). Tool holding options include ER, ST, ISO/CAT, HSK & custom.

Suhner stationary and self-feeding, flexible shaft driven drilling units feature total stroke up to  3.1 in. (80 mm) and controlled stroke up to 2.9 in. (75 mm).  The flexible shaft drilling unit has a drilling capacity with diameter up to 0.47 in. (12 mm) into mild steel. Available tooling holding options are ER, ST and custom.

TAPmaster includes CNC or leadscrews tapping units. Leadscrew tappers offer a total stroke up to 3.9 in. (100 mm), a tapping capacity up to .787 in. (20 mm) and a thread pitch between 64-13 TPI (0.4-1.75 mm). Available options are custom leadscrew pitches and crash protection on some units. Servo tappers feature a total stroke up to 5.5 in. (140 mm) and a tapping capacity up to .787 in. (20 mm).

POLYdrill multiple spindle heads include adjustable and fixed spindle heads. Drilling capacity ranges from 0.06 to 1 in. (1.5-25 mm). Minimum hole spacing is 0.27 in. (7 mm), while maximum hole spacing is limitless. Tooling options include ER, ST, JT33, Weldon and custom. Additional features are axial and radial compensation and custom layout/spacing.

The company’s SPINDLEmaster features precision turning spindles and slide units. The drilling capacity has a diameter up to 1.6 in. (40 mm) into mild steel and a motor rating between 0.75-10 HP (0.56 kW-7.5 kW). Tool holding options include ER, ISO/CAT,  HSK, Weldon and ABS. Available options  are coolant through automatic tool charger, taper roller or angular contact bearings and higher capacity spindles.

Lastly, the SLIDEmaster offers pneumatic, hydraulic and servo (ball screw) slide types. Stroke options include 6.3, 12.6 and 18.9 in. (160, 320 and 480 mm). Additional options include custom stroke lengths and higher capacity slides.


For more information, please contact:

Suhner Industrial Products, LLC
43 Anderson Road SW
Rome, GA 30161
Phone 706/235-8046
Fax 706/235-8045
info.usa@suhner.com
www.suhner.com/en/
Attention: Lee Coleman

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Suhner Has a New Location

Exterior View of New Suhner Building LocationSuhner is excited to announce that they have moved to a new marketing and sales office. Originally located in Buffalo Grove, the company’s new office is in Barrington, Illinois.

This new office has sample models of Suhner’s products such as their tapping and drilling units. In addition, they have real-world examples on the walls that show where the tapping and drilling units can be used and what they’re used in.

Mike Ricketts, the regional manager of the machining division, feels that the new office offers a more professional environment. He believes that “Customers can come into my office or sit down in the conference room and we can go through a presentation showing them what Suhner offers. Likewise, they can come in with their own presentation and let us know what their needs are.” This setup promotes open communication between the company and its customers.

In this location, Suhner runs two divisions. These are the machining division led by Mike Ricketts and the transmission division, led by Tom Dunn, the company’s national account representative. Dunn is a specialist in the field of orthopedic surgical tools. Suhner’s flex shafts have particular advances in the medical industry, as they do in the company’s primary automotive market for power windows, seats, side view mirrors and roof retraction.

The new office is only 30 minute away from O’Hare International Airport, a central location that allows Suhner to better serve its current and future customers.


For more information, please contact:

Mike Ricketts
Suhner Industrial Products
Regional Manager – Machining Division
777 Lake Zurich Road
Suite 110G
Barrington, IL 60010
Mobile: 224-545-2014
Email: mike.ricketts@suhner.com

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Suhner and Velocity Products Form Partnership

Suhner has teamed up with Velocity Products to maintain the SU-matic line at the highest level of quality and functionality

Partnership with Velocity ProductsSuhner has just announced their partnership with Velocity Products on the repair and maintenance of SU-matic tooling. Velocity is the premier distributor of Tooling for Okuma, as well as innovative machine tools throughout North America. Velocity/SU-matic tooling is designed and manufactured by SU-matic, a worldwide leader in tooling technology. SU-matic works closely with engineers from Okuma when designing new tools. The collaboration ensures flawless tooling performance on lathes, multi-tasking machines and machine tools.

Velocity has experienced staff who can maintain tools at the highest standard required by OEM clients. Walter Scheppe has over 30 years of experience in maintaining and repairing tools. He has fixed lathe tooling, angle heads, multi-spindle heads and specialty tooling. The Velocity/SU-matic Preventive Maintenance Program uses the expertise of Walter and his team to keep the SU-matic tools running smoothly.

The Preventive Maintenance Program offers 72 hour inspection turnaround, inspection of radial and axial play and a six month guarantee on repairs.  In addition, Velocity/SU-matic tooling is guaranteed for two years; at the end of the two years, you can send your tools to the Velocity/SU-matic repair center for inspection, and if needed, return your tools to original factory specifications. The repair center is in Suhner’s new location, at 43 Anderson Road, Rome, GA 30161.

Commenting on the partnership, Bob Bauer, the Vice President of Velocity Products, said, “I’m proud for the partnership we have formed with Suhner, as this allows us to provide a timely and high-quality service to Okuma.”


For more information, please contact:

SUHNER Industrial Products Corp.

Lee Coleman, National Sales Manager-Machining Division
43 Anderson Road SW
Rome, GA 30161 USA
Direct: 706-314-2927
Mobile: 706-409-1876
Fax: 706-235-8045
lee.coleman@suhner.com
www.suhner.com

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Suhner Launches New Tool Repair Center

Suhner’s North American service center has larger capacity, new equipment, better organization and more staff

Suhner Repair Center Team

Suhner proudly announces the opening of its new North American center. Located immediately next to the existing repair center on the company campus in Rome, Georgia, this facility offers customers several benefits. While the actual size is about the same as the previous repair center, there is 40% more workspace, thanks to better storage and materials handling operations. The center’s repair area has increased by 50% and there are new repair function areas, as well as new repair equipment. Suhner’s new center also features improved training facilities and a test area. The North American center has substantial room for expansion, as well, according to company sources.

Suhner Repair CenterOrganizationally, the center has shelving for vertical storage (18’ racking), industrial cabinets for organized parts storage and separate and dedicated stock areas. Further, Suhner has hired additional staff to offer better customer service to clients. This service includes onsite training in operations and maintenance of Suhner automated tooling equipment and other products in the line.

This new factory service center repairs spindles, multiple spindle heads, slides and live tooling. In the near future, Suhner will also service rotary index tables for CNC machines. Additionally, Suhner repairs its own line of abrasive power tools and competitive brands of spindles, multi-heads and live tooling.


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SUHNER Industrial Products Corp.

Lee Coleman, National Sales Manager-Machining Division
43 Anderson Road SW
Rome, GA 30161 USA
Phone: 706-314-2927
Fax: 706-235-8045
lee.coleman@suhner.com
www.suhner.com

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Suhner presents new SUNmic 60 Micro Motor System

SUHNER presents new grinding, milling and polishing system

Intelligent technology for tool and mold making

In many technical fields, ultrafine grinding is one of the tasks that gives the product its final polish – in the truest sense of the word. This applies equally to both precision and the visual appeal.

The new SUHNER SUNmic 60 micro motor drive system

One of the leading manufacturers of professional surface treatment tools and machines for over a hundred years, SUHNER now offers an innovative grinding, milling and polishing system, SUNmic 60.

The central element is an intelligent control unit with touch panel that can accept a range of micro motors and tool hand pieces depending on the application. The control part has modern features such as touch screen operation on a glass display, the option to save settings and a rotation speed regulator with tangible resistance.

Key settings are easily legible on a large digital display.



Micro motor system

The actual tools are driven by powerful micro motors whose 280 W place a lot of power in the user’s hand. The compact, brushless BL/DC motors provide an extraordinarily wide speed range of 1000–60,000 rpm and deliver a high torque. In practice, they can be compared with pneumatic technologies but do not need a compressed air supply, operate at lower energy levels and emit virtually zero noise, without exhaust air or oil mist emissions.

One further benefit is that they run virtually free of vibration. The high concentricity safeguards clean and reproducible results in all areas of operation. A special heavy-duty clamping system prevents the millers from shifting. Chuck diameters range from 2.35, 3.0 and 6.0 mm to 1/8 and 1/4 inch.

 
Flexible applications

The new SUNmic 60 micro motor system can be connected to a 90–240 V source, and can therefore be used anywhere in the world. It offers a large number of combinations. The tools range from straight, angle and filing hand pieces to belt grinders. The control unit can be connected to two BL/DC motors and an AC motor.

Advantage: The new control unit is compatible with available micro motors. This is a true multi-purpose tool for many applications.

The new system can be used everywhere a precision finish is desired – for instance, grinding, milling, brushing and polishing in tool and mold making; in aircraft, engine and motor building; in engine tuning; and much more. SUHNER offers a range of matching machines, tools and abrasives that have been tailored specifically to each of these applications. Also an illustrated mold making tool catalog is available.
 

The new SUNmic 60 micro motor system has been designed for complex milling, grinding, brushing and polishing work in tool and mold making; in aircraft, engine and motor building; and similar applications.

Together with the brushless BL/DC motors, the hand pieces deliver the maximum in performance.
The high concentricity and low-vibration running can only benefit the final results.

 

The most important properties of SUNmic 60:

  • Robust control unit with intelligent features and uncluttered digital display
  • Touch screen operation on glass display
  • Rotation speed regulator with tangible resistance
  • Two sockets for hand pieces with the new BL/DC motors and one for conventional motors with carbon brushes
  • Separate, nonvolatile rotation speed memory for each connection
  • Wide, continuous range of rotation speeds of 1000–60,000 rpm
  • High torque
  • Low-vibration running and noiseless operation
  • High concentricity of 0.01 mm
  • Manual and automatic workpiece clamping under high forces
  • Overload protection, dust and spray water protection
  • Option for connecting a pedal



Knowhow on site

SUHNER provides demo services for field expertise. This offers interested parties expert advice, free of charge, from experienced field workers. The demo services vehicle carries all the usual tools, attachments and abrasives, plus the right end to end solution can be found directly onsite based on the actual workpieces.


For more information, please contact:

SUHNER Industrial Products, LLC
43 Anderson Road SW
P.O. Box 1234
Rome, GA 30161
Phone 706/235-8046
Fax 706/235-8045
info.usa@suhner.com
www.suhner-abrasive-expert.com
Attention: Aaron Beck, National Sales Manager, Abrasives & Power Tools

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The New Suhner ASC 22 Battery-Operated Straight Grinder

High performance – mobile and unattached!

Power is not always available where you need it for tough-to-reach areas that need sanding, milling and drilling. For applications such as these, SUHNER now presents its battery-operated straight Die-grinder. With a rotation speed of 22,000 rpm, the ASC provides the user with a hand-held, mobile, high-performance Tool. This tool, which can be used around the World, is a great all-rounder that performs at all professional levels.

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This new cordless tool is Li-Ion Battery powered and offers all the right settings for power tool work on high-grade projects in all types of steel.
It is also great for other sectors where these qualities are needed, such as the fire services, emergency services, or for locksmiths, caretaking and maintenance.
The ASC 22 is reliable and gets the work done rapidly, all without being attached to a power supply! The ASC 22 is not only highly effective, it is also silent.

For demanding users

This all-rounder is the right tool for anyone that wants to achieve precise, high-quality results.
The ASC 22 is the best choice for grinding with formed abrasives, for milling with carbide cutters and for drilling with normal or carbide drills. It is lightweight at just 1.9 kg, including its battery pack. Its ergonomic and well-balanced shape enables you to carry out very detailed work without becoming tired. With a slimline neck, it can also reach narrow areas easily.

Globally compatible

The machine has a chuck system that ensures quiet running with minimised vibrations. The user can choose between chucks of 6mm (mainly used in Europe) and 1/4” (for the USA and overseas markets). We provide four different connector cables so that the battery can be charged from almost any internationally used plug socket.

High performance battery technology

The powerful electric motor from the latest generation are driven by high-performance lithium-ion batteries, which are the best option because of their high output, low self-discharge and the fact that they have no memory effect. This means that charging your battery is problem-free every time. The powerful battery packs have a 4.0 Ah charge capacity and work on a voltage of 18 V.

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Sophisticated system

Intelligent battery management ensures that all the components work together perfectly and that the available power is used optimally. In this process, the temperature of the battery and machine are continuously monitored so that overheating or overloading of the device is effectively prevented. The electric motor is protected from coarse dust by a detachable particle guard. The battery packs are housed in a shock-absorbent rubber jacket.

Practical set

The ASC 22 comes as a set consisting of the machine, two battery packs and a charger with four different connector cables in a practical, durable plastic case.

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Everything you need for a job in a robust case: the battery-operated grinder, 2 battery packs and 4 connector cables for international use.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

SUHNER Industrial Products, LLC
43 Anderson Road SW
P.O. Box 1234
Rome, GA 30161
Phone 706/235-8046
Fax 706/235-8045
info.usa@suhner.com
www.suhner-abrasive-expert.com

Attention: Guido Broder, President

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Suhner Introduces Turbo Trim Meat Cutting Unit

Complete Unit for Cutting and Trimming Beef, Pork and Poultry

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Photos show unit variations and the flex shafts that supply the rotary power transmission, when in use.

Rome, Georgia – Suhner Industrial Products, LLC introduces the TurboTrim – a complete unit for cutting and trimming beef, pork and poultry. The unit has multiple sized trimmers available for use in the different steps of the meat cutting process, helping to increase productivity, performance and product yield.

Features of the unit include high-quality, long-lasting stainless steel blades which require fewer sharpenings, a coated housing which runs smoothly and quietly with minimal vibration and a patented, adjustment free housing with fewer moving parts to save time. The TurboTrim has a hard plastic handle which is ergonomically designed for operator comfort and a lightweight handpiece to enhance operator performance and reduce fatigue.

TurboTrim knives are based on the principle of a rotating round knife, and manufactured with the highest Swiss quality and precision.

The TurboTrim has a stainless steel motor assembly featuring a slide out bracket which allows motor to be easily removed for cleanup without the use of tools. Downtime is reduced with a quick change assembly for flexible shaft replacement.

For more information, please contact:

SUHNER Industrial Products, LLC
43 Anderson Road SW
P.O. Box 1234
Rome, GA 30161
Phone 706/235-8046
Fax 706/235-8045
info.usa@suhner.com
www.suhner-abrasive-expert.com

Attention: Guido Broder, President

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Suhner Introduces Rotomax Flexible Shaft Machine

Suhner Introduces Rotomax Flexible Shaft MachineUnit performs a variety of machining tasks with interchangeable hand pieces

Rome, Georgia – Suhner introduces the Rotomax flexible shaft machine, a unique unit with interchangeable hand pieces that allow a user the freedom to perform a wide variety of machining operations with a single machine. The Suhner Rotomax functions as an angle grinder, straight grinder, drum polisher, belt sander, tube polisher or die grinder, simply by changing the hand piece. This new machine has myriad applications in industrial steel fabrication, polishing operations, sheetmetal assembly, food processing and foodservice equipment builds, appliance manufacturing, various stainless steel fabrications including medical and more.

The Suhner Rotomax offers users a range of power from 2.0-4.7HP and features electronically-controlled speeds ranging from 500-15,000 RPM in increments of 100 RPM at the touch of a button. The combination of an industrial grade motor and solid-state electronic control ensure constant speed and torque during any application. With no gearing, the Rotomax operates very quietly.   Other features include soft start, integrated braking and an LED-displayed speed gauge.

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The Rotomax is offered as a hanging model, for the user wishing to keep the power flex shaft above the work; on the basic stand, which can be mounted wherever the user desires; or on a specially-designed stable trolley (STM) for portability around the work shop or production line.

For more information, please contact:

SUHNER Industrial Products, LLC
43 Anderson Road SW
P.O. Box 1234
Rome, GA 30161
Phone 706/235-8046
Fax 706/235-8045
info.usa@suhner.com
www.suhner-abrasive-expert.com
Attention: Aaron Beck, National Sales Manager, Abrasives & Power Tools

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Suhner Flexible Shafts

SUHNER Flexible Shafts

Handle speeds up to 50,000 rpm with high accuracy; from printing presses and remote control valve control to speedometers and power seat actuation

SUHNER Flexible ShaftsNeed an easy and quick way to transmit rotary motion from a power source –motor or hand wheel – to where you need the movement? Maybe around a corner? Compensating for some offset? Allowing relative movement between the two components? Reaching into that impossible to reach space?

Suhner Standard Flexible Shafts offer a plug and play solution. Equipped with standard female couplings with set screws, available for left hand, right hand or bi-directional application in a wide range of lengths and torque ratings, flexible shafts are easy, efficient and virtually maintenance free flexible drive shafts allowing for maximum design freedom in a wide variety of OEM applications in myriad industries.

Our K and Ka type plastic casing flex shafts are used throughout the automotive OEM, for engine control and power transmission, as well as interior controls on power seats and steering wheel adjustments.

Interested parties can review the online catalog for power transmission products from Suhner and use the handy math tools and other selection guides provided.

For more information, please contact SUHNER Mfg., Inc. at info.usa@suhner.com or visit our website at www.suhner.com.

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Suhner Manufacturing, Inc.
43 Anderson Road SW
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-235-8046
www.suhner.com
Attention: Michael Boehm, Director of Marketing & Sales
Michael.boehm@suhner.com

 

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Machining Long Aluminum Profiles

Aluminum profiles are produced in all shapes and sizes.

Often, these profiles can be very difficult to machine, because of the various shapes, sizes, number of operations required and cycle times needed. When a profile shape will not allow the holes to be punched and cycle time makes producing the parts on machining centers impractical, Suhner, with its modular design and broad assortment of spindle options, can now offer processors an ideal solution to their machining needs.

Suhner’s line of spindles for Profile Machining includes the popular MONOmaster Electric Driven, Pneumatic Feed Units, ranging in size from the smallest BEM-3 unit, capable of drilling up to a 3mm hole in mild steel, up to the BEM-28 unit, capable of drilling up to 28mm in mild steel and having 200mm of controlled stroke.  Many of the units in the MONOmaster line are available with other options, such as inline, direct drive units for the BEM-6 and 12S, as well as 1:4 speed increasers for the BEM-6 &6D units capable of speeds up to 14,400 RPMs @ 60 Hz.  With the larger BEM12 & 12D units, the option of 4:1, or 16:1 gear reduction is available, giving RPM speeds as slow as 40 RPMs @ 60 Hz.

Suhner on Profile cutting and drilling machine

Suhner on Profile cutting and drilling machine


Suhner MULTImaster Drive System

Suhner MULTImaster Drive System

Suhner also offers the MULTImaster line of flexible shaft driven units, a feature not currently offered by any other spindle manufacturer.  These units are driven by Suhner flexible shafts and are ideal in areas where spacing is a critical concern.  The smaller BEW-3 unit allows spacing as close as 48mm center to center.  The BEW-6 unit, as close as 55mm center to center and the larger BEW-12 unit, as close as 75mm center to center, are also available.  Using these units with Suhner’s VG System, users can drive up to (8) spindles with a single motor. 

For high precision, tough applications, Suhner offers the POWERmaster line of spindles.  This includes the BEX-15 & BEX-35 machining units, capable of running at speeds up to 23,000 RPM’s.  These are block units, capable of milling, drilling and sawing operations.  Suhner also offers a complete line of slide products to provide the feed movement for the block spindles. These slides are available in pneumatic or ball screw feed design, for either servo or gear motors. 

Also very popular in the machining of aluminum profiles is Suhner’s line of adjustable and fixed spindle multi-heads for drilling special hole patterns or hole spacing where spindles are too large to fit into the required spacing for the center to center distances needed.  Suhner’s line of special fixed spindle multi-heads is built in Rome, Georgia and often can be built to spec in less than six weeks. 

Suhner Roof Racks - 2015 Ford Escape

Suhner Roof Racks – 2015 Ford Escape

A typical machine used by a major automotive roof rack manufacturer incorporates many of these Suhner items to produce the long bars for a Ford Escape roof rack. 

This machine uses Suhner BEW-6 units to drill 6mm holes from the front and back side of the part, where electric spindles will not fit.  BEM-12 motorized units, with special fixed spindle multi-heads are being used to produce 8mm diameter holes that are too close for even the smallest spindles to produce, when mounted side by side.  Suhner’s BEX-35 PowerMaster units are used at each end of the part to saw the part to length (Under Yellow Covers).  All these operations are ongoing at the same time to produce complete machined parts in seconds, a feat impossible to do on any conventional CNC machining center.  

Suhner 2 Spindle MH Head

Suhner 2 Spindle MH Head


Suhner 3 Spindle MHF Head

Suhner 3 Spindle MHF Head

With Suhner’s modular spindle design and machining capabilities, most every need of the aluminum profile industry can be met in every market segment, whether automotive, industrial, solar, aerospace, military or commercial aviation.

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SUHNER INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS, CORP.
Hwy 411 S./Suhner Drive
P.O. Box 1234
Rome, GA 30162
Phone: 706-235-8046
Fax: 706-235-8045
Attention: Lee Coleman, Automation Division
www.suhner.com
automation.usa@suhner.com

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