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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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Suhner Introduces ROBOTsander™ for Various Uses

Ideal for aircraft parts including flight controls, fuselage panels, fairings or engine inlets;  ROBOTsander sets new standard of excellence for surface treatments

robotsander-inlet-1Suhner has released its new ROBOTsander, a highly capable and adaptive surface treatment solution used in the automotive, aerospace, appliance, off-highway and outdoor power equipment market.  Operations that benefit from the ROBOTsander are material protection, surface brightening, paint preparations and CFRP activation. Applications include grinding, brightening, polishing, deburring and sanding. The ROBOTsander can safely be used on metal and composite materials alike, using Suhner application-specific abrasives.  Its design significantly reduces cycle time and use of abrasive materials. Furthermore, the ROBOTsander solutions meet customer surface treatment needs and requirements in a cost-effective manner with minimum deployment time. The device is ideal for large volume and large area production.

robotsander-flight-control-2-1Responding to the digital factory trend in many industries today, each process in itself, as well as complete robot cell functionality, can be analyzed by Suhner engineers and manufacturing specialists. This allows optimization to be performed well in advance of the initial delivery, thus reducing process risks and overall deployment time.

The combined use of Industry 4.0 objectives with the Suhner Digital Factory Monitoring System, allows the customer to monitor-onsite or remotely- the sander’s performance.  The ROBOTsander turns any robot into a collaborative robot. Additionally, it provides data recording, process diagnosis and optimization, predictive maintenance and remote product support, as well as spare parts and user time management. Highly adaptable, this sander works equally well in a freestanding machining center or a variety of integrated production equipment.

Other notable features of the ROBOTsander include a fail-safe system setup to safeguard high-value parts and operations plus the optimal use of resources, resulting in less waste.

In addition to the standard ROBOTsander, Suhner also offers optional end effector integrations such as: 3D assembly scanning, automatic parts calibration, automatic surface measurement and reporting, surface cleaning, protective painting and abrasive change station.

To see the ROBOTsander in action, click the play button below:

For more information, please contact:

SUHNER Industrial Products Corp.
Hwy. 411 S at Suhner Drive
Rome, GA 30162-1234
Phone: 706 235 8046
aerospace.suhner.com
automation.usa@suhner.com

Attention: Lee Coleman, Automation Division Manager

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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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Hengstler eXtendo Receipt-Type Printers Now Offer Chinese Font Set

Thermal Printer

The X-56 thermal printer from Hengstler is now available with extra fonts and features to suit all applications

The Chinese language is the world’s most widely spoken, dwarfing the next most popular language, Spanish, by a factor of nearly three. Beyond China, the language is spoken in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore, and is present extensively in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, not to mention sizable Chinese communities in almost all Western economies. With this in mind, incorporating the Chinese language into tickets machines found at locations such as car parks, outdoor kiosks, railway/metro stations, betting shops and ATMs, for example, can now be facilitated with Hengstler’s eXtendo XF.

To store the large GB18030 national standard master font set, which contains more than 27,000 Chinese characters, Hengstler has doubled the memory within its eXtendo XF family printers to 4 MB. In fact, both the X-56 and X-80 (the numerals represent the receipt width in millimetres) now offer larger flash and RAM. Furthermore, due to the required Unicode addressing scheme and the larger number of characters that must be stored, hardware and firmware redesigns were also implemented.

A further benefit of the increased memory means that there is no longer any limitation on the size of customer font and bitmap images that can be uploaded, thus delivering greater product functionality.

With the integral font manager, customers can upload any type of font desired (up to 10 fonts) using the upload tool that is included in the printer’s driver package. Font manager selects and matches all the characters of the font type as defined in the code page. It is also possible to select and/or deselect single characters. Hengstler only uses the font manager for licensed fonts but customers can use it to upload their own licensed or open source fonts.

As a point of note, the expanded memory also means that Hengstler is able to service languages such as Japanese, Korean, Hebrew or any other language containing proprietary character sets. Importantly, however, to avoid burdening OEM customers that do not require special character sets with the cost of expanded memory, the basic versions remain available.

The original eXtendo family of receipt type printers has been in worldwide circulation for over a decade. The successful X-56 and X-80 models enjoy a market reputation as highly reliable direct thermal print mechanisms capable of operating in environments where there are wide variations in temperature and humidity, while further benefits include compact design, accurate cutting and an extensive feature set. The need to print and cut thick paper, handle large paper rolls and detect jams are among additional capabilities ensuring the ongoing popularity of these advanced printers.

For more information, please contact:

Marketing Communication Contact
Hengstler GmbH
Uhlandstr. 49 78554 Aldingen
Germany
Adrian Benz
Phone: + 49 (0) 7424-89 546
Fax: + 49 (0) 7424-89 500
adrian.benz@hengstler.com

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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.

Contact info:

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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Bernard & Co. Presents “Marketing 101” at AFS Twin Cities Chapter Meeting

Tim - AFS

Our own Tim Daro recently presented at AFS Twin Cities Chapter meeting, The Many Ways to Market Your Foundry, in Minneapolis.  The presentation covered different ways that foundries could promote themselves to current and prospective customers.

Topics included “old” methods of advertising (direct mail and trade shows), as well as the new methods of online advertising such as e-blasts, interactive e-brochures, social media such as Twitter, Facebook and especially the targeted LinkedIn groups. Bernard & Company has experience in all these areas, helping industry supplier giants such as Hunter Foundry Machinery and MAGMA, current and past foundry clients, improve their marketing communications.

We’d like to thank Joy Clifford and Josh Jaycox at the AFS Twin Cities Chapter for including us in their line-up and for the cool casting they gifted us!

AFS Gift

The American Foundry Society exists “to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metalcasting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and the Society.” The objective of the Twin Cities Chapter are those of the American Foundry Society, namely, “exclusively to advance through research and education the arts and sciences relating to the manufacturing and utilization of metal castings.”

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500ºC (932ºF) Inert Atmosphere Oven for Heating Polymer Fibers

1033rtNo. 1033 is a 500ºC (932ºF) inert atmosphere oven from Grieve, currently used for heating polymer fibers at the customer’s facility.  Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 54” W x 36” D x 84” H.   60 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven chamber, while a 10,000 CFM, 7-1/2 HP recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload.

This Grieve oven features 8” thick insulated walls plus an aluminized steel exterior and Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior.  The inert atmosphere construction comprises a gas pressure regulator, flow meter, pressure gauge, internal high-temperature gasket, all welded expansion connection in doorway throat, air jacket on inner oven for cooling, ½” thick cellular silicone rubber atmosphere seal, blower shaft seal, pneumatic positive latching door hardware, adjustable offset door hinges, outlet with pressure relief, interior seams all welded gas-tight plus all wall penetrations are fitted with compression fittings.  A 0-1500 CFM blower pulls air through the air jacket on the inner oven for faster cooling.

Controls on No. 1033 include a digital programming temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, recirculating airflow safety switch, paperless event recorder, SCR power controller and trace level oxygen analyzer.

For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL  60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese, VP

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What Happened to the Martini Lunch?

The three-martini lunch was a viable business meeting venue, when I got into the ad/PR biz in 1976.  Accomplished a lot and, moreover, forged solid friendships.

My old boss and our agency founder WAS the guy from Mad Men, who sold the clients and had all the great ideas.  At 82 and retired 27 years now, he STILL drinks martinis and is sharp and quick-witted as ever.

Today, we’re lucky to see clients more than a few times, each month.  Email, conference calls and the vid conference or webinar are the norm, for us and clients.  One web conferencing service runs TV commercials, actually mocking business travel as arcane, costly and pointless.

Who remembers the classic United campaign, where the boss handed out plane tix to the sales guys, admonishing them to get back to direct contact with customers?  Business lunches are still conducted, but the business and social sides of client relationships have changed radically.

Wonder what others are experiencing, both on the agency and client sides, as well as in the media?

We ad/PR guys invented the three-martini lunch, of course, right after the golf outing and the last-minute deadline!
Happy New Year,
TD

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