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Callenberger Straße 52        Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH      2870 Wilderness Place       (JiaShan) Co., Ltd.          Indústria e Comércio de
D-96450 Coburg                Nordring 20                 Boulder, CO 80301           Kapp Road 1                  Máquinas e Ferramentas Ltda.
Germany                       D-12681 Berlin              USA                         DaYun Industry Zone          Rua Solimoes, 60
                              Germany                                                 JiaShan 314113 ZheJiang      09930-570 Diadema S.P.
                                                                                      P.R. China                   Brazil

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                                                                                                                         D-96450 Coburg                                KX 160 TWIN                                                                                             Phone: +49 (95 61) 866-0                                                                                                     Fax: +49 (95 61) 866-103                                                                                             E-Mail:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                       Machine Technology                    Machine Control and
Gear Center   KX 160 TWIN                                                                              The multiple workpiece spindle        Drive Concept
                                                                                                       design concept already announ-        The KX 160 TWIN features a Sie-
                                                                                                       ced by KAPP at the EMO show           mens Sinumerik 840D machine
                                                                                                       1997, has been systematically         control system which works in
                                                                                                       refined for the KX 160 TWIN gear      conjunction with a custom Win-
                                                                                                       center. The KAPP KX 160 TWIN          dows-based operator interface.
                                                                                                       is designed on a shared modular       This KAPP designed user inter-
                                                                                                       machine platform with features        face (HMI) is intuitive for setup
                                                                                                       specifically for continuous gen-      and operating of the machine
                                                                                                       erating grinding with dressable       and provides modern grinding
                                                                                                       tools. Short set-up times are es-     schemes for structure enhance-
                                                                                                       pecially emphasized in this highly    ment. A total of ten NC-axes are
                                                                                                       efficient machine technology.         controlled to position the gear
                                                                                                                                             wheel and tool, swivel the tool to
                                                                                                       Application Field and                 the cross axis angle, and perform
                                                                                                       Tool Concept                          the linear and rotary motions dur-
                                                                                                       The KX 160 TWIN is particularly       ing grinding. The circular table
                                                                                                       well-suited for mass production       and both tailstocks are NC-axes
                                                                                                       gear manufacturing where qua-         too. The workpiece spindle and
                                                                                                       lity levels are especially deman-     tool spindle are directly driven.
                                                                                                                                             Measuring System
                                                                                                           The machine includes two          The optional measuring unit al-
                                                                                                       identical workpiece spindles,         lows measurement of gear pro-
                                                                                                       arranged at opposing sides of         file plus gear or tooth size. With
                                                                                                       an circular table. While machin-      the user friendly KAPP HMI, data
                                                                                                       ing one part, the second work-        input tasks can be done quite
                                                                                                       piece spindle simultaneously un-      efficiently reducing setup time.
                                                                                                       loads / loads and aligns another      Additionally, sample inspection
                                                                                                       part. Thus much of the auxiliary      of the gear quality can be se-
                                                                                                       functions are done within the         quenced to occur periodically
                                                                                                       machining time to shorten floor-      during normal production runs.
                                                                                                       to-floor time to a minimum.
                                                                                                          External spur and helical gears    The KX 160 TWIN is optimized
                                                                                                       of modules up to 4.5 mm (0.18 in)     for automatic loading. As a
                                                                                                       with an outside diameter of           standardized turnkey solution, a
                                                                                                       170 mm (6.7 in) maximum, and          combination of pallet conveyer
                                                                                                       a gear width of up to 320 mm          and gantry loader is provided
                                                                                                       (12.6 in) can be ground on the        according to the specific appli-
                                                                                                       KX 160 TWIN. Different work-          cation. Alternative automation
                                                                                                       piece data will be considered         methods, such as pallet or robot
                                                                                                       upon request.                         system can also be utilized.

                                                                                                       Profile Dressing Unit
                                                                                                       The KX 160 TWIN design in-
                                                                                                       cludes an integrated single spin-
                                                                                                       dle dresser for dressing conven-
                                                                                                       tional grinding worms. Diamond
                                                                                                       profile roll sets are used as
                                                                                                       dressing tools. Depending on
                                                                                                       the design of the dressing tool, it
                                                                                                       is possible to dress the grinding
                                                                                                       worm to allow for root grinding.

                            Type           max. Tip     Module range        max. Face     max. Helix
                                           diameter                           width        angle
                                          [mm] / [in]     [mm] / [in]       [mm] / [in]     [deg]

                            KX 160 TWIN   170 / 6.7 0.5 – 4.5 / 0.02-0.18    320 /12.6      ± 45

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