For the Tool Industry and Manufacturing Sector

Flute grinding is the most time consuming and thus most cost intensive manufacturing step during drill and end mill production. In recent years, grinding machines have become more compact, axis path lengths have reduced, and machine controls have become more efficient. Simultaneously ITM has developed flute grinder that produces higher and more economic output. 

ITM’s FLUTE SERIES UFG is a high power (up to 40HP) and high productivity flute grinding machine for Taps, Reamers & End mills. The machine can be hand loaded or equipped with an optional automatic loading system using standard cassettes for extended production runs.  With seven CNC controlled axes, setup time is fast (less than 15 minutes), making the machine economical for both large or small production runs. An optional Fanuc Robot loader is available with this model of CNC.

The machine has a heavy, welded, stress‑relieved base.  The Workhead (A axis: Tool rotation), Wheel head index (U axis: helix control and dressing position), cross slide (Z axis: Flute depth), wheel dress infeed (V axis) and longitudinal slide (X axis: Flute length) are CNC controlled.   The loader servo axis Lx and Ly are also CNC controlled.

To learn more about ITM’s high precision and high production Universal Flute Grinder, please contact us at 386-446-0500 or email info@itmfl.com


Universal Flute Grinder

Universal Flute Grinder