|Grinding wheel wear|
|Reduction of coolant||181 l/min||98 l/min|
|Reduction of energy / year||63.500 kWh||9.500 kWh|
The main problems with the audited facility were the short life of corundum grinding wheels on spindle 2 (bore grinding) and the resulting set-up times. However, it was possible to successfully implement an improvement in the lubricoolant nozzle technology for all 3 grinding operations after the audit. The cost reductions resulting from the improved life of tools, productivityand lower waste rates resulted in an extremely short return of investment (ROI).
* This is an exemplary application. This optimization is application-specific and not necessarily transferable to all machines of this type.
Procedure for a Retrofit Package
1 Coolant Audit
Analysis of machine(s) on site (approx. 5 h per machine) during productive operation. Analysis of pipework in machine room - machine offline just 1 hour. Determination of savings and optimisation potential.
2 Engineering / Composition of Retrofit Kit
Presentation of your current lubricoolant situation, incl. potentials (€/kWh/[l/min]), technical recommendation of retrofit measures and parts list.
Installation of grindaix retrofit kit into your machine tool incl. all mechanical/mechatronic work CE conformity, documentation amendments, liability.
Test of possible improvements with regard to productivity (cycle time), tool life, energy consumption, lubricoolant savings (verification).