MACHINE TOOLS - HIGH MACHINING SPEEDS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
The requirements for precision and speed in machining centers are constantly on the rise. This particularly applies to the automotive industry. Grinding machines must produce camshafts with high precision and smooth surfaces for freight trucks and passenger vehicles.
As a result of just-in-time production, which has become the standard in this industry, high machining speeds must be achieved. An Increase in speed depends directly on propulsive power. As the power increases however, the drive vibration becomes greater as well. This will consequently have a negative impact on the precision of the grinding machines.
High strength aluminum R+W elastomer couplings are used to solve this problem. They damp the vibration and compensate for shaft misalignment. At the same time, they are backlash-free, non-wearing, and have lifelong durability. Despite these coupling being backlash free, they are still easy to fit together, making assembly extremely easy.
R+W elastomer couplings help increase service life and drastically reduce maintenance.