The Spreyer Company Werkzeugtechnik GmbH has its head office in Limburg on the edge of the Westerwald.
Local industry in that area is dominated by mediumsized enterprises whose success is based primarily on innovation and flexibility. In order to ensure consistently full order books for tool grinding at this location, the firm has to adapt its own production to its customers‘ wishes every single day...
Grinding is a manufacturing process that is often left up to a designated, experienced grinding expert in a workshop.
Why can’t any other machine operator perform this work? Certain basic rules have to be observed during grinding, just like milling. The grinder has to know which material can be machined with which tool. And just like milling, the grinder also has to know which feed rates, infeeds and speeds are allowed on his machine for the material being processed...
Toothed racks are important elements in drive technology to convert a rotary movement into a linear movement.
The dimensions of these elements can vary greatly, as can the accuracy requirements. Whereas milling dominates for rough accuracies, grinding is predominant when it comes to higher accuracies...