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New Universal Cylindrical Grinder Provides Versatility, Reliability, and Exacting Precision

The new Studer favoritCNC universal cylindrical grinder provides unheard of versatility for small budgets and high standards. This CNC universal cylindrical grinder is designed for grinding medium-sized workpieces in individual and serial production.

With various options, such as in-process gaging, balancing systems, contact detection and length positioning, plus a grinding length of 25.6", a center height of 6.9", a workpiece weight of 176 lb. and a grinding wheel diameter of 20 x 2.5 x 8", the favoritCNC can be adapted for many grinding applications.

The machine bed made of solid Granitan® S103 forms the foundation of the cylindrical grinder, which is equipped with high quality components and can guarantee exacting precision, performance and reliability for years.

The practical Studer grinding software with its proven pictogramming means that even less experienced users can quickly and efficiently program grinding and dressing cycles. The optional StuderGRIND software is also available, and allows special applications, such as profiling wheels for complex workpiece shapes to be programmed efficiently.

Granitan® Mineral Casting S103 Machine Base

The material structure developed by Studer has proven its superb efficiency over many years and is produced in the company's own plant. The excellent dampening behavior of the machine base ensures outstanding surface quality of the ground workpieces. The service life of the grinding wheel is also increased, leading to reduced downtime.Temporary temperature fluctuations are extensively compensated by the favorable thermal behavior of Granitan®. This provides high stability throughout the day.

The V and flat guideways for the cross slides are molded directly into the machine base and are finished with a non-abrasive Granitan® S200 slide way coating. The patented surface structure prevents the slides from hydroplaning and eliminates the stick-slip effect, which can be found in conventional guideways. The guideways offer the best possible accuracy throughout the speed range with high load capacity and dampening levels.

Longitudinal and Cross Slides

The longitudinal and cross slides are manufactured from high quality gray cast iron and have very precise ground V and flat guideways, with the distance between guideways optimally suited to the machines overall rigidity. The slides rest completely on the guideways on the machine bed through the entire speed range, which is the basis for the excellent straightness of 0, 0025 mm over 650 mm measuring length. The slides are advanced by 40 mm diameter circulating ballscrews connected to a three-phase servo motor via torsion resistant, bellow-type couplings. This enables the axes to achieve high process speeds on one hand, while short auxiliary times also guarantee maximum precision with in-feed movements of 0.0001 mm on the other.

Use of the swiveling machine table on the longitudinal slide enables the whole length of the surface to be grounded and acts as a support for the workhead, the tailstock, and also accessories and devices.


The turret wheelhead can be used for both external and internal grinding. It can be equipped with an extra grinding wheel and internal grinding spindle for this purpose. With extreme precision, the user can manually (2.5 degrees) index the turret wheelhead in a Hirth gear within a swiveling range of -15 degrees/ +195 degrees.

Grinding wheel dimensions: diameter 19.69 inches, width of 2.48" x 3.15", bore of 7.99". It has a drive power of 12 hp. The cutting speed maximum of 9,843 sfpm enables efficient removal values during the grinding process. The speed of the belt-driven internal grinding spindle can be infinitely variably regulated. Spindles are available with nominal speeds of 20,000, 40,000 and 60,000 rpm.

Tail Stock

The generously dimensioned barrel, designed for the deployment of MT4 taper centers, glides in the tail stock housing. The fine adjustment enables taper corrections in the range below 1um when grinding between centers. In order to guarantee optimum thermal stability, a cooling lubricant is passed through the tail stock, and completely covers the barrel and diamond holder.


The versatile universal workhead with MT5 fitting taper is capable of both live spindle grinding and grinding between centers. The workhead spindle is mounted on roller bearings, in low maintenance and processes an excellent roundness accuracy of the below 0.0004 mm. The fine adjustment allows for cylindrical corrections in the 1um range during live spindle operations. Extreme runout accuracy is 0.000016", chucked or between centers. The workhead provides 1-1,500 rpm for the right speed for each unique application.

Machine Control

The Fanuc 0i CNC with active flat color monitor (10.4 inches) is extremely reliable and optimally matched to the drive elements. All controls are clearly and ergonomically arranged. The optional Sensitron electronic contact detection function enables downtimes to be reduced to a minimum.

Pictogramming: the operator strings the individual grinding cycles together, and the control system generates the ISO code. Grinding and dressing process sequences can be programmed freely to optimize the grinding process.

StuderGRIND: programming software for special applications such as profiling the grinding wheel for complex workpiece forms. The program is created on the PC and transfers directly to the machine control unit.

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