Why Refurbish/Rebuild
Studer Grinders From US

 

 

   We pay attention to detail. We recognize finer things, be it a car or a coffee. We understand, it needs to be hand crafted to make it super precise.

We are not restoring (though we can) a German made BMW known for its ingenuity, not a Italian made Maserati for brash styling, not a German crafted 1985 Mercedes with refined style, not a high performance nimble Japanese made Infiniti wanting to compete with the big boys, 007 Aston Martin, Bond known for style and stealth power or Shelby with raw power, character and confidence, not even a Swiss made coffee machine Jura. We are restoring grinding machines which will be used to grind parts to make those high performance machines possible. We recognize, to make high performance possible we will have to feel and touch every part of the grinding machine and restore it to highest level it can be. Here are some pictures to show you the detail we get into. No part is too small for us to cut corner.

 

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   A)   This is how we REFURBISH the machine

  • X axis ways cleaned and checked for geometrical accuracy

  • Z axis ways cleaned and checked for geometrical accuracy

  • B axis checked for leaks and seals changed as necessary. Geometrical alignment done.

  • Work head checked for accuracy, bearing changed as necessary

  • Tail stock - Seals changes and checked and aligned for accuracy

  • Complete hydraulic overhaul. This is the life of the machine. All valves overhauled.

  • Way covers checked for integrity and replaced as necessary

  • All wipers and seals changed

  • Sanded and painted as necessary (Learn new paint option below)

  • Hydraulic and air hoses changed as necessary

  B) This is how we REBUILD the machine

  • X axis ways cleaned, ball screw changed, Covers changed.

  • Z axis ways cleaned, ball screw changed, Covers changed.

  • B axis checked for leaks and seals changed as necessary. Geometrical alignment done.

  • Work Head bearings changed

  • Tail stock - Seals changes and checked and aligned for accuracy

  • Complete hydraulic overhaul. This is the life of the machine. All valves changed.

  • Plastic track changed

  • All wipers and seals changed

  • New Monitor

  • Electrical cabinet put back in order

  • C axis cable changed

  • B axis motor cable changed

  • All new hoses - Hydraulic and Pneumatic

  • Sanded and painted as necessary ( Learn new paint option below)

 C) This is how we do -"Studer Equivalent REBUILD"

  • Complete new paint - strip down, Acid Wash, Sand blast, 3 coat Epoxy - 24K

  • All new hydraulic fittings and valves and pump - 7K

  • Complete new Granitan base / Rebuild the base - Call for pricing. We can do both.

This is not necessary for all customers. Only if you ran bad coolant or carbide ran machine you might want this option.   Visit the other Tabs to see our rebuild of the components and how detail we do.

D) This is how we do -"Onsite Rebuild"

Two member teams arrive at your place on Sunday. A complete rebuild is carried out at site at you place. This is done in two weeks. You give us one person as a helper. Give us all the lifting capability. Look at onsite project tab to see how it was carried out. Normally 8 to 12 days. 2 People , a total 200 to 300 hours (Including travel), your machine will become almost new with almost all necessary parts changed. The idea is to give you a 20000 hour mechanically sound machine. If you have the capability to paint at the same time, your machine will look like new. The project runs at a hyper phase to get you back to service as fast as possible. The past experience shows tremendous savings, due to machine not being moved an done at 10 days. It is all in your hands, how much you can support us.

What is the difference between servicing a machine and rebuilding a machine

The difference between a machine serviced and rebuilt is, we not only change the parts, but also match the machine to perfection. Grinding is about matching the parts. That is why all used machines / rebuilt machines are not equal. There is a reason why high end cars are hand crafted and matched to perfection.

The matching starts from the bottom up. The ball screws aligned to perfection. Table has to be cleaned stoned and ground to make sure it sits flat and and straight in every possible way. The tailstock has to be matched to the machine. Based on the table height, wheel head height and the work head height all has to be matched. We may have to grind whatever is easier to grind and test it again.  It can sometimes take two or three trials. The height and the face need to be machined to get the correct height and straightness with respect to how much wear is on your work head.  It is an art. I can guarantee you no service guy can do this let alone understand it. It takes a lot more resources and understanding machine design from the scratch. When you select someone to rebuild ask this one question. "What is centerline and how does he match it?". When we rebuild a machine in our shop this alignment can take us from 1 week to 3 weeks. You are looking at 5000 to 25,000/-

We do the above mentioned steps in our facility.  When you get  a machine from us the centerline height is matched to perfection.

Rebuild your own Studer

If you want to rebuild your Studer, give us a call or send pictures of your machines and tell us what are all the things you need from the above. You may be the one wanting all done in one go or you may choose to fix only what is broken. You may want to do it at your place. You may like to send it to our facility  or in our facility at Dayton, Ohio. We can give you the pricing in 24 hours. We build one machine at a time, and satisfy one customer at a time. Reserve our calendar so that we can make it happen for you in a timely manner. We give a date and we stand by it. We don't move your date because we have another machine.

Learn about our Goals, Warranty and certification process, how your transaction will look like with us.

 

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