Our Italian teammate was established in 1980 for the production of grinding machines.
It is now one of the most technologically advanced Italian companies operating in this sector.
It features three fundamental lines of production: cylindrical grinding for “OTTOFLEX” exteriors
grinding for the machining of eccentrics and complex “OTTOCAM” figures
grinding for “NOVEFLEX” interiors
All the machines have been designed for CNC operation with special software developed by our internal software house, using all the major NCs available on the market, and simultaneously managing from 2 to 5 interpolated axes.
Depending on the family of machines, movement can be managed entirely by means of hydrostatic support: tables, saddles, spindles.
This technology enables gentle and precise movements, eliminating any stick-slip phenomena, and perfect spindle rotation without oscillations, vibrations or abnormal heating. In fact, a temperature control unit maintains a constant temperature throughout the machine.
Ottocam, developed thanks to the collaboration of our design department with American and German manufacturers of linear motors, has been designed for the application of this technology which, combined with the hydrostatic support and high-resolution optical lines, enables the complete elimination of any friction and reverse play, and places it at the top of the world-wide market.
The machine’s frame is made of mehanite cast iron and is extremely rigid, thanks to the careful study of the internal ribs and of the machine’s proportions, developed through close examination of its individual finished components.
We returned to the use of this type of structure after using mineral-beton, polymeric cement agglomerates, and even electric-welded plate.
The electronics, which is entirely designed by us, implements all the measuring and CNC systems available on the market, selected according to our customers’ requirements.
Our company occupies an area of 8000 square metres, 3500 of which are covered. 500 square meters are office space, while the remaining covered area hosts the mechanical and assembly facilities.
Quality control of the mechanical processes is ensured by the testing department, equipped with portable instruments and featuring a measuring machine which operates in a controlled environment.
Final testing in compliance with CE standards (ISO 9001 certification soon to be obtained) provides, in addition to intermediate testing, for the inspection by two in-house inspectors assisted by technicians from the customer service centre. These personnel are temporarily deployed to provide feedback to the production department, based on the experience acquired through customer relations.
In general, the last part of the testing stage, which provides for 48-hour uninterrupted operation, consists in the execution of the pieces in the customer’s presence.