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Automating a Kellenberger

Kellenberger is a Swiss machine brand which is part of Hardinge. Kellenberger’s range includes rotary grinders and surface grinders. These machines are used in a wide range of sectors, from the medical industry to mechanical engineering. Most machining companies will have a grinder bench on the premises. In many cases, automating your Kellenberger pays off very quickly. Cellro can help you achieve this.

The right automation solution for your Kellenberger

Kellenberger offers two kinds of grinding machines: rotary grinders for grinding round products, and surface grinders for flat ones. Grinding is a type of machining employed in specific cases. It is often combined with lathing and milling. For example, after undergoing the initial machining (either lathing or milling), a work piece may be ground to even out surface roughness.

For this reason, grinding machines like the Kellenberger use a different range than lathes and milling machines. At its core, a grinder is a CNC machine, just like a lathe or milling machine. This means that linking a Cellro robot loading system to a Kellenberger grinder is just as easy as it is for most lathes and milling machines. What’s more, the Kellenberger interface and Cellro’s control system software play extremely well together.

Both Xcelerate and Elevate can be linked to Kellenberger grinders. If you need a lot of storage capacity or work with a lot of different small batches, we’d recommend an Elevate. Otherwise, you can also automate your Kellenberger with Xcelerate.

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Is automation right for your products?

This means Kellenberger grinders are perfect for automation with Xcelerate or Elevate – but the type of product you’re mounting matters, too. The way the product is clamped within the machine is important when it comes to automation. When automating a surface bench grinder, a vacuum gripper or magnetic gripper is normally used to lift the work piece. This is not usually a problem. However, some products are too thin for optimum handling. In this case, stacking them in the Xcelerate drawers is not recommended; the products may stick to one another. If you’re wondering whether automation is right for your product, contact our experts. Cellro is happy to work with you to create the perfect automation solution for your machine, process, and product.

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Xcelerate | The automatic loading system

Xcelerate is designed to load workpieces into a single machine. From lathes to milling machines a…

Xcelerate is designed to load workpieces into a single machine. From lathes to milling machines and from bench grinders to measuring benches, Xcelerate enables automatic finishing of production series. The automatic loading system can be linked to both new and existing CNC machines. This enables unmanned production for a wide range of machines, so you can focus on more complicated tasks in the workplace. Moreover, Xcelerate can continue operating automatically after closing time.

The movability of Cellro’s robot loading systems

By moving Xcelerate, you can perform various machine operations using Cellro’s robot loadin…

By moving Xcelerate, you can perform various machine operations using Cellro’s robot loading system. Within 15 minutes, Xcelerate can be moved between up to 4 CNC machines. After this, you can immediately proceed with your jobs. Xcelerate is centered in the floor by means of conical holes. In this video, you can see how this works.

Accessibility of the machine

Connecting an automation robot to your machine often means that the machine is no longer accessib…

Connecting an automation robot to your machine often means that the machine is no longer accessible during production. After all, a safe situation must always be guaranteed. Cellro’s robot loading systems change this, without endangering the safety of you and your employees. Cellro applies four different safety measures to maintain access to your CNC machine while it is connected to Xcelerate or Elevate.

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