Maus 600 and 900 complement each other and thus expand the foundry‘s portfolio. - © Reichmann

Second grinding machine extends portfolio

After installing the Maus 600 automatic grinding machine from Reichmann, Weissenhorn, Germany, the Schmiedeberg foundry has now expanded its machinable product portfolio to parts weighing up to 250 kg with the Maus 900.

In August 2022, the German foundry Schmiedeberger Gießerei already made the first step into automatic casting finishing with the investment in the new automatic grinding center Maus 600 from Reichmann. Meanwhile, the Maus 600 is running constantly in 3-shift operation for diverse castings weighting up to 50 kg. With the installation of the bigger and more powerful Maus 900, Schmiedeberger Gießerei takes the next step into automation. The combination of the two machines Maus 600 and 900 is the ideal setup for the foundry. With both machines, approximately 80 percent of the current product portfolio with castings up to 250 kg can be processed automatically. As both machines are equipped with the same intuitive user interface, staff can also be flexibly deployed on both machines.

The Maus 900 with the powerful 26 kW drive spindle offers an even higher power density. It is equipped with the new optionally available laser measurement system, which automatically compensates for casting tolerances. This ensures a consistently high grinding quality without the need for reworking and a long service life of the tools.

Additionally, the Reichmann Maus machine line can work with the complete range of Muzzi diamond tools, provided by the grinding wheel sales partner c-Parts. Upon request, the tool range can be further expanded by additional customized tools of Muzzi or other producers. This makes automatic grinding particularly flexible and precise for the Schmiedeberger Gießerei, because for each casting the optimally suitable tool can be selected. With the convenient chuck, the tool can be changed easily and quickly. This allows the cycle time and the degree of completion to be further optimized and the service life of the tools to be increased.