Akyapak
Akyapak

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

LMW
LMW

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

Together to success
.

Together to success

June 1, 2024 12:51 pm

At WHITE’s Polish plant, a world leader in manufacturing orbital motors and steering solutions, the recently installed S110 internal cylindrical grinding machine from STUDER has been enhancing production efficiency.

It is April when the truck sets off on its journey north from the STUDER plant in Biel, Switzerland, a distance of around a thousand kilometres. Its destination: the Polish production plant of WHITE in Wroclaw, the world’s leading manufacturer of orbital motors and steering solutions. On board is a valuable cargo – the S110, a modern and internal cylindrical grinding machine. “It’s always a great moment when a new machine is delivered,” says Paweł Soćko, Senior Process Engineer at WHITE after the arrival in Wroclaw.

“We opted for the S110 because it meets our high requirements in terms of performance and quality in production. Thanks to the cooperation with STUDER, we can grind our components with the highest precision and comparatively low costs – STUDER therefore contributes to our success,” he explains. In the modern plant with around 600 employees, several STUDER machines are now in use together with the new S110, as well as other machines from sister companies in the UNITED GRINDING Group. Among other things, these enable the production of innovative electrohydraulic high-performance solutions, like steering systems in agricultural and construction machinery. WHITE has over 50 years of experience in this field and is now part of the internationally established Interpump Group.

Customers Benefit From Optimization.

“The relationship with WHITE has existed for decades and we are delighted that our grinding machines can continuously contribute to their success here,” says Adrian Schürch, Area Sales Manager for Poland at STUDER. As STUDER has a local representative in Poland, communication went very well from the start. However, before selecting a specific machine model, it is necessary to determine the requirements for the components that are required to be produced. “As always, we examined this in detail with our specialist team to find the optimum solution for the customer,” reports Schürch.

Specifically, it is about the internal grinding of hardened steel sleeves for hydraulic steering systems. It quickly became clear that the S110 from STUDER’s wide range of models was ideal for the component geometry and production requirements. “In addition to high precision, reliability, and compactness, this internal cylindrical grinding machine also offers an excellent price-performance ratio,” says Schürch. But that was just the beginning. The STUDER team specially configured and adapted the S110 for WHITE for the machine to integrate into the production process.

The perfect combination of short cycle times and high quality

This process fell within the remit of Cesare Mastroianni, responsible personnel for project management at STUDER’s internal grinding competence centre in Biel. “The optimization is based on the specifications, where all technical specifications, the geometry of the component to be manufactured and operation plans are defined,” he explains. His team worked closely with the specialists from WHITE. “We were very impressed by their technical expertise, professionalism, and constructive attitude. It was a very pleasant cooperation, and we found the perfect solution between customer requirements and technical implementation,” emphasizes Mastroianni.

One of the challenges was to find the best mix of short cycle times in series production and high component quality. With optimization, the S110 can grind around 350,000 high-quality sleeves per year at the plant in Wroclaw. WHITE is also satisfied with the result: “We produce in high volume, and this requires the best solutions in the world – because we cannot afford any losses due to insufficient precision or fluctuating capacity,” emphasizes Paweł Soćko and adds: “The STUDER S110 meets our requirements perfectly, it is stable and reliable.”

Advertising

OEM Android App

Your future advertising space? Our media data

Automation for efficient production

Soćko cites yet another reason for choosing the S110: Its automation capability. In the optional loading and unloading cell, a robot picks up the raw parts from a pallet, clamps them in the machine, and places the finished ground sleeves in another pallet. This process only takes a few seconds per sleeve. The S110 can therefore operate autonomously for at least an hour without human intervention and internal functions facilitate quality control.

“In practice, we even have almost two hours of autonomy, which reduces labour costs enormously,” reports Soćko. This also has major benefits for production efficiency: The employees can devote themselves to other tasks and the robot ensures a speed and consistency that would otherwise not be possible.

Overhaul gives a second life to ageing machines

While the new S110 improves production with its high-tech capabilities, WHITE continues to rely on tried and tested technology. “The oldest of our eight STUDER machines is still working well after 30 years,” emphasizes Soćko. One reason for this is the machine overhaul service that STUDER offers its customers. With this service, an ageing machine is restored to as-new condition as when it was delivered. Steven Thiel, STUDER Customer Care Consultant for Eastern Europe and Northern Germany, explains the benefits: “Customers who are familiar with their machines and do not require new technologies for grinding components benefit enormously from this. This is because the machine overhaul only costs a fraction of the price of a new system and the customer can continue to work with the familiar machine in as-new precision and quality.”

The ecological factor of WHITE has already taken advantage of several machine overhauls. “Environmental aspects always play a role for us, which is why STUDER machines and their energy-saving solutions fit in with our corporate values,” explains Soćko. This is because instead of replacing an outdated model that once required a lot of energy and resources to build, it can be used again for decades. It takes around three months to overhaul a machine in Thun, Switzerland, with STUDER taking care of all aspects of logistics. “During this time, we provide a loan machine so that there are no production downtimes,” says Thiel, who is available to WHITE as a daily contact. Proven processes combined with the latest technology: WHITE believes it is well-positioned for the future. “Properly implemented processes ensure success,” says Soćko, adding: “STUDER has shown that they are the ideal company to accompany us on this journey.

The S110 at a glance:

The S110 is a compact and flexible internal cylindrical grinding machine for processing medium-sized workpieces. It features a centre height of 102 mm (4 inches) and a maximum grinding length of 120 mm (4.72 inches). An optional loader is available for efficient loading and unloading of workpieces. The machine can accommodate up to three grinding spindles in a linear arrangement, allowing for external and internal grinding in a single clamping operation. The S110 has StuderSIM and StuderWIN operating systems, which facilitate the safe programming of all cycles of grinding, dressing, and process-supporting measurement.

Cookie Consent

We use cookies to personalize your experience. By continuing to visit this website you agree to our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Tags: STUDER S110
TruCut Precision Tools Pvt Ltd
TruCut Precision Tools Pvt Ltd

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

Paid Webinar
Paid Webinar

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

OEM Update QR Code
OEM Update QR Code

Events

amtex
amtex
Fastener Fair India
Fastener Fair India
Himtex 2024
Himtex 2024
Oil & Gas Digital Transformation Africa 2024
Oil & Gas Digital Transformation Africa 2024
Mototech24 Pune
Mototech24 Pune
Pharma India Expo
Pharma India Expo
World of Photonics India
World of Photonics India
IFFE Expo
IFFE Expo
India Essen Welding and Cutting Expo
India Essen Welding and Cutting Expo
Logimat India
Logimat India

eMagazine June 2024

eMagazine June 2024
eMagazine June 2024

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

Our Sponsors

Bluestar
Bluestar
ELGI-banner
ELGI-banner
DIRAK
DIRAK
B&R Automation
BR Automation
Pragati Gears
Pragati Gears
Pilz India
Pilz India
Carl Zeiss India
Carl Zeiss India
STMCNC
STMPC
Nord
Nord
Fuji Electric India
Fuji Electric India
Maco-c
Maco-c
Andreas
Andreas
TEAL
TEAL
Vulcan Rubber
Vulcan Rubber
Fronius
Fronius
SCHMALZ
SCHMALZ
Sigma-Weild
Sigma-Weild
Inovance Technology
Inovance Technology
Mallcom
Mallcom
Caliber Valves
Caliber Valves
Delta Electric
Delta Electric
Jayashree Electrodevices
Jayashree Electrodevices
Kumbhojkar plastic moulders
Kumbhojkar plastic moulders
Libratherm instruments
Libratherm instruments
MACHbow Enterprise
MACHbow Enterprise
Igus India Pvt Ltd
Igus India Pvt Ltd
Rtex electronics
Rtex electronics
Vega India Level Ltd
Vega India Level Ltd
Sunlub Technologies
Sunlub Technologies
Thakoor Maschinen
Thakoor Maschinen
Timken India
Timken India
UNP Polyvalves India Pvt Ltd
UNP Polyvalves India Pvt Ltd
Wago Pvt Ltd
Wago Pvt Ltd
Dosatron
Dosatron
Super Slides
Super Slides
Mecc alte
Mecc alte
IMTMA- IMTEX 24
IMTMA- IMTEX 24
Ziehl Abegg
Ziehl Abegg
ACE Micromatic Group
ACE Micromatic Group
Fuel Instruments  Engineers
Fuel Instruments  Engineers
Hosabettu Heavy Machinery LLP
Hosabettu Heavy Machinery LLP
BLASTLINE INDIA
BLASTLINE INDIA
Chicago Pneumatic Tools
Chicago Pneumatic Tools
MMC Hardmetal Pvt Ltd
MMC Hardmetal Pvt Ltd
Yaskawa India
Yaskawa India
Mennekes
Mennekes
TruCut
TruCut
MARPOSS
MARPOSS
kta
kta
Jungheinrich
Jungheinrich