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Rotary Table Speeds Up Automated Grinder [App Story]

Lapmaster Wolters GmbH, Rendsburg, Germany, was founded by Peter Wolters in 1804, and the company has been producing lapping, polishing, and fine grinding equipment since 1936. The company’s new twin-batch processing machine, the Peter Wolters AC Microline 1000, provides ultra-precise machining of workpieces with a maximum diameter of 320 mm and thickness up to 100 mm. The machine’s modular design makes it ideal for fine-grinding, lapping, honing, polishing, and other surfacing operations.

The control cabinet showing Aventics AV03 pneumatic valve manifold and AS3 series pressure regulators.

Alexander Unger, the engineer responsible for the project at the Lapmaster Wolters plant, explains: “Tailored to the concept of the latest AC MicroLine 1000, we have also developed a new rotary table that offers maximum functionality as well as the compatibility essential for this type of concept. We achieved this by also equipping the twin loader with Aventics pneumatics.”

Based on standard components, the sophisticated system is also used in the grinding machine, where the Aventics AV03 valve system with PROFINET interface plays a main role. The system controls the cylinders and offers integrated pressure zone separation for the required pressures.

AV03 pneumatic valve manifold with AES fieldbus uses PROFINET to control the cylinders and offers integrated pressure zone separation for the required pressures.

 

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