Engis Expands Honing and Tooling Capabilities
Engis Corp. has increased its capacity with the addition of multi-stroke honing machines for small-to-medium batch sizes.
Engis Corp. has increased its capacity with the addition of multi-stroke honing machines for small-to-medium batch sizes. Through a recent exclusive partnership with a UK-based manufacturer, Engis now offers low-to-mid-volume equipment to complement its high-volume machines. The expansion gives customers a complete range of production choices from subcontract honing to prototyping to continuous process.
The equipment now available through Engis includes the CM-2000 compact honing machine and the PH-4000 and PH-5000 honing machines. The CM-2000 reportedly provides precision honing for one-off and batch production, as well as a choice of fully electronic, semi-automatic, or manual operation with two button-control panels. The PH-4000 and PH-5000 reportedly offer programmable, precision-controlled production honing with a capability for small-to-medium volumes. Every programming option is available for parts that need custom-stroke features. Fewer, more conversational programming screens and a 10-min changeover allow even starting operators to produce parts with 5 μ tolerance in one hour. The machines also include interlocked guarding, as well as controls located outside the spindle area.
“Our new line of servo-controlled multi-stroke honing machines transforms decades of operator experience and feel into a repeatable, capable bore-finishing process,” said Mike Schmalz, product specialist. “The force-monitoring feedback, sub-micron stone adjustment rate, multiple-cut parameter options and precise positioning of the stroking fixture make it possible to hone parts in their relaxed state. This leads to ultra-precision bore geometries, consistent surface finish, sub-micron size control and burr-free cutting.”
Engis’s enhanced capabilities now also include single-stone, multi-stone, and single-pass tooling that can adapt to competing manufacturers’ machines. The company’s new tooling capacity and small-to-mid-volume honing machines will both be on display, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show September 12-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
For more information, visit www.engis.com.