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KAPP GmbH & Co. KG
Gear cutting centres
ZP Sondermaschinen
Based on the well-known ZP series, application-specific soluti-ons have been developed.

The machines of the ZP B model have been designed for complete hard finishing (gearing and referencesurfaces) of external planetary and bull gears with a tip diameterof up to 3,000 mm. The combination of the machining processes achieves a high potential of cost-saving opportunities based on the following effects:
-Reduction of set-up, alignment and idle times
-Reduction of cycle times
-Realisation of smaller dimensions
-Reduction of scrap and reworking percentage
-No machining of auxiliary surfaces
-Reduction of space requirements

The machines of the ZP I/Emodel are used for high precision profile grinding of internal gears with large modules with a root diameter of up to 2,900 mm. The grinding arm is designed to allow it to rotate by 180°, thus the machine can be refitted for grinding external gears and special profiles within 30 minutes. The basic machines are equipped with a dresser, integrated measuring de-vice, a balancing unit and comprehensive software.

The concept of the ZP E/Imodel is based on the use of twoindependent grinding columns. Thus, these machines will be used by job shops primarily. The use of a common rotary tab-le and the peripheral units such as cooling lubricant system sig-nificantly reduces the investment cost and floor space compa-red with two individual machines. Different rotary tables and column bases from the ZP series, the machines that are larger than 3 m, are available.
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KNG 350 expert
KNG 350 expert
Gear cutting centre
KAPP GmbH & Co. KG
Gear cutting centres
KNG 350 expert
The KNG 350 expert is based on a compact, set-up-optimised and modularized machine concept for use in medium and large-scale series production of externally geared components with a diameter of up to 350 mm. The integrated loading ensures shortest non-productive periods and can accommodate both bore parts and shaft workpieces. The new ergonomic machine design paired with the innovative user interface KN grind supports during set-up and optimisation of grinding projects. The machine is equipped with high-performance technology options and application-specific alignment and measuring devices.
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KNG 320 ready
KNG 320 ready
Gear cutting centre
KAPP GmbH & Co. KG
Gear cutting centres
KNG 320 ready
hrough the KNG ready series, KAPP NILES offers users an inexpen-sive entry into precision machining. The KNG 3P ready profile grinding machine and the KNG 320 ready generating grinding machine have been designed as solutions for flexible production of small and medi-um lot sizes. The KNG 3P ready features a grinding spindle with high drive power. The dresser is suitable for the use of small dressing wheels with a minimum diameter of 65 mm. The working area can be used without any restrictions at large helix angles. Alternatively, the swivel range of the machine allows the grinding of worms. The tool drive of the KNG 320 ready combines high speeds with high stability for a constant cutting speed - even with a smaller grin-ding worm. Due to the integrated automatic HSK interface for tool holding, the worm change can be carried out in the shortest possibletime. The smart aligning device rounds up the optimised set-up de-sign. Independently purchased automation systems such as robots can easily be connected to the machine.
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KX 260 DYNAMIC
KX 260 DYNAMIC
Other grinding machine
KAPP NILES
Gear cutting centres
KX 260 DYNAMIC
The gear centre KX 260 DYNAMIC minimises the auxiliary process times while reducing set-up times. Both axes of the machine are mounted on one pivoted workpiece column and its twin spindle pick-up concept is outstanding in gear grinding manufacturing.
While machining one part, the other pick-up-axis unloads the fully machined and de-oiled workpiece, if applicable, and loads an unmachined one. After clamping the workpiece, the column rotates to the alignment device NC-controlled. As soon as the alignment process is finished, the workpiece spindle is able to accelerate to the grinding speed reducing the non-productive process times to a minimum.
Due to the integrated loading function as well as the option of change of clamping fixtures automatically, the KX 260 DYNAMIC is particularly well-suited for medium and large batch production of external spur and helical gear manufacturing for parts up to 260 mm in diameter. Clear labelling of clamping device, dressing- and grinding-tool using RFID chips is the main requirement for a zero-defect strategy during the set-up process as well as an intelligent monitoring of the production materials according to Industry 4.0.
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KX TWIN
KX TWIN
Gear cutting centre
KAPP GmbH & Co. KG
Gear cutting centres
KX TWIN
Machines of the KX TWIN series have been designed for continu-ous generating grinding with dressable and non-dressable tools. They are particularly suitable for the high production volumes in the medium and large batch production of gears and shafts. The concept includes two identical workpiece spindles arranged at opposing sides of an rotary indexing table. While machining one part, the second workpiece spindle simultaneously loads /unloads and aligns another part. The machines are optimised for automatic loading with a stan-dardised, cost-effective combination of pallet conveyor and gan-try loader. By using an optional high-speed grinding spindle (HS), it is even possible to grind gears with interfering edges which re-quire a tool diameter of 55 mm (generating grinding) or 20 mm (profile grinding).
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KX 300 P
KX 300 P
Gear cutting centre
KAPP GmbH & Co. KG
Gear cutting centres
KX 300 P
machine concept

Based on a modular system in combination with the application possibilities of different tool and process technologies, user-specific, optimal production solutions can be configured.
The following methods are possible:
continuous generating grinding,
discontinuous profile grinding,
combination of both methods

Thanks to the flexible system and loading options, the KX 300 P is equally suitable for all gear requirements and production volumes. In this series the following tool concepts are offered:
dressable ceramic tools for the flexible requirements of prototype machining as well as medium and high-volume machining;
non-dressable CBN tools for the highly productive manufacturing of medium and high-volume series

Since the tool spindle (with counterbearing) can hold several tools for generating gear grinding and profile gear grinding, the cut segmentation is possible due to the sequential use of roughing and finishing tools in one single workpiece set-up. Alternatively, several gears can be machined in one set-up. In addition to the mainly used cylindrical grinding worms, single or multi-set CBN profile grinding wheels can be used for full-form machining as an alternative.

A total of six NC-axes align the gear wheel and tool with each other. They swivel the tool to the axes cross angle and carry out the linear and rotary motions necessary for the machining process. Workpiece and tool are directly driven. In the machine configuration for the use of dressable tools, the profile dressing unit is integrated. From an easily accessible parking position this unit is automatically swivelled into the work area of the machine. By using the machine axes for dressing, the dressing of the cylindrical grinding worms as well as the profile grinding wheels can be performed very quickly and with a high degree of flexibility.
control and software

The control system Sinumerik 840D sl is equipped with an operator-friendly menu-driven user interface, developed by KAPP NILES to match the specific machining requirements.
measuring system

The optional measuring device allows to measure and to evaluate gear qualities against specifications. This functionality is mainly used to optimise the set-up processes in the machine, particularly in order to eliminate non-operational periods due to external measuring processes as far as possible. Alternatively, random samples can be tested during processing.

automation

There are several loading systems at your disposal which can be integrated in the machine arrangement.
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KX 500 FLEX
KX 500 FLEX
Gear cutting centre
KAPP GmbH & Co. KG
Gear cutting centres
KX 500 FLEX
The patented KX 500 FLEX is designed for the flexible use of a wide range of tooling and machining technologies. Thus, appli-cation-specific production solutions can be configured to per-form diverse processing jobs and a wide range of batch sizes effi-ciently and economically. Dressable tools for versatile machining processes and non-dressable CBN tools can be used for highly productive manufacturing as well as grinding of gear geometry with interfering edges. The machine concept is based on a ro-tary indexing table which incorporates the tailstock and dresser offset against the workpiece spindle. The dressing unit can ac-commodate a single or twin spindle dresser.
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ZX
ZX
Gear cutting centre
KAPP GmbH & Co. KG
Gear cutting centres
ZX
The ZX series provides high-end productivity, even for bigger gears and larger modules. The requirements for outstanding fle-xibility can easily be met, too. The inherently rigid machine base enables easy installation without anchoring in the hall floor. The rotary table is generously dimensioned and can bear heavy loads. It is driven by an electrical high-accuracy direct drive, providing a high level of positioning accuracy even for the profile grinding process. The compact design enables all operations from the hall floor and allows for easy set-up for machining individual parts, low and medium serial production volumes. The changeover bet-ween profile and generating grinding processes only lasts a few minutes. The tool spindle has a counter support for better rigidi-ty and optimal surface finish. A wide range of dressing processes are available, e.g. double flank dressing with simultaneous tip dres-sing, single flank dressing and topological dressing
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