Innovation for the Chinese market: With Affolter’s groundbreaking worm screw power skiving (WSPS) technology, a high-precision worm can be finished in the ultra-short cycle time of 6 seconds – four times faster than worm hobbing.
The Swiss experts also introduce the brand-new gear hobbing machine Affolter AF110 plus for maximum WSPS productivity of Chinese manufacturers in the automotive and aircraft industries.
The new technology and the Affolter AF110 plus will be showcased at the major Chinese trade shows CIMT in Beijing from 17-22 April and SIMM in Shenzhen from 29 March – 1 April.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Industry leaders, engineers and interested visitors of the major Chinese machine tool trade shows CIMT in Beijing and SIMM in Shenzhen will be able to have a look at the brand-new gear hobbing center Affolter AF110 plus at the Affolter Technologies booth, where the Swiss experts showcase their groundbreaking worm screw power skiving (WSPS) technology for the first time in China. Affolter Technologies SA (www.affoltergroup.ch), the technology and world market leader in micro gear hobbing centers for the watchmaking and micromechanical industries, sees big demand for the innovative WSPS process in the Chinese automotive industry.
“This cutting-edge technology was developed by our engineers in an in-depth R&D process. WSPS allows us to finish a high-precision worm in only 6 seconds. If done by worm hobbing, every piece takes 25 seconds,” explains Managing Director Vincent Affolter. In other words: WSPS makes producers 4 times more efficient. Mr. Affolter: “This will increase the productivity and efficiency of manufacturers in the automotive and aircraft industries considerably.”
Many producers in these industries need to manufacture large quantities of high-precision worms. The…