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A new generation of innovative Grindaix cooling lubricant nozzles follow a multifunctional approach. A cooling lubricant nozzle was previously used either to cool the machining area, to clean the grinding tools or to soak the grinding wheel bond.

In addition to all three of the above-mentioned functions, the new Grindaix multifunction nozzle GRX-X also combines the discharge of the air cushion rotating with the grinding wheel.

The multi-chamber principle allows our customers to adapt nozzles to the specific application and process. All chambers of the GRX-X multi-function nozzle are separately supplied with cooling lubricant in terms of coolant pressure and volume flow by valve control and are fed back with signals from the grinding machine.

To prevent clogging of grinding tools in the future, the tool cleaning function is switched on or amplified on the basis of active power signals. In order to avoid "aquaplaning effects" between tool and component caused by coolant supply, the supply pressure at the main cooling nozzle is reduced via vibration signals from the grinding spindle.

We would be pleased to present the multi-function nozzle to you in your company. You can find your contact person here.

We look forward to your contact.

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GRX-LAS the "air cushion killer"

At the Grindaix Innovation Days 2019 a very simple retrofit option for grinding machines was presented to effectively reduce the coolant displacement effect of the air cushion on grinding tools.

The nozzle acts as a spoiler and directs the air rotating with the grinding wheel away from the grinding wheel surface so that a coolant jet of coolant can reach the machining area as unhindered as possible. A suitable cooling lubricant jet (pressure, jet type, volume flow) is used to tap the air cushion directly on the grinding wheel surface. The cooling lubricant jet follows the wear-related diameter reduction of the grinding tool in a constant effect, without nozzle adjustment.

We would be pleased to present this product to you in your company. You can find your contact person here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Grindaix Innovation Days - 100% recommendation rate!

The Grindaix team was able to successfully hold the Grindaix Innovation Days on November 19/20 in the Design Offices Cologne Dominium with over 92 participants.

In addition to the specialist seminar "Avoiding grinding burn" with 17 technically well-founded lectures, 6 Grindaix product innovations and 5 product presentations by external exhibitors were presented to an expert audience in the Design Offices exhibition area. The exhibitions were flanked by presentations from the RWTH Aachen University, which works closely with the Grindaix team in the field of developing artificial intelligence for cooling lubricant technology.

The response of the participants was overwhelming. 100% of all participants would strongly recommend our technical seminar to their colleagues.
We gladly accept this praise and are already looking forward to the next event of the innovative Team Grindaix!

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Newly published articles in professional journals

Have you already read our new technical articles in the magazines "Schleifen + Polieren" and "Diamond Business"?

"Diamond Business" is THE trade magazine for users and manufacturers of diamond and CBN tools. Here we had the opportunity to present our GRX-Q and its importance for efficient production. You can find the article in the current issue 2/19, as well as in the online magazine „In Diamond“.

In the trade magazine "Schleifen + Pollieren" we were also allowed to publish an article about "The digitalization of existing machines" in the current issue 3/19. The article is all about the Grindaix data acquisition system, which will certainly be a good choice for your production!

We hope you enjoy reading it!

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Grindaix Innovation Days 2019

This year, the Grindaix Innovation Days will take place in Cologne for the first time. On November 19 & 20, 2019 a part of the beautiful Rhine metropolis of Cologne will be dedicated to the future for selected customers of Team Grindaix!

The focus of our exhibition is the presentation of product innovations for metal processing manufacturing technology. Due to the increasing digitalisation of production systems, in the future the higher-level technical networking of your production systems will also be necessary. We will show you on site at live demonstrators how this works in practice.

Within the scope of the technical seminar, the Grindaix team will present methods for analysing and solving challenges in existing grinding processes in everyday industrial work, as well as the interrelationships of all factors influencing the cooling lubricant system on the prevention of grinding burns.

We are looking forward to your participation!

Further information, the program and first impressions can be found here.

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New magazine series about the flow rate sensor "GRX-Q

In our 7 new articles from the area of monitoring the coolant supply of machine tools, you will get to know the flow sensor / volume flow sensor. It measures the volume flow, pressure and temperature of the medium to be measured, regardless of whether it is a liquid, gas or vapour.

In the magazine series we present the variety of measuring methods and the corresponding advantages. See for yourself!

We offer the following topics:

Have fun reading, wishes Team Grindaix!

A complete list of all magazine articles can be found in our overview.
More detailed information about the GRX-Q can be found directly on the corresponding product page.

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New magazine articles in the field of artificial intelligence

In our Grindaix Magazine we have already published some interesting technical articles.

From now on, 8 new magazine articles are available for you. In these articles we present aspects of artificial intelligence.

The articles outline a possible approach to successfully transferring the individual technologies into a central data system with monitoring and control functions. Furthermore, the long-term goal of establishing an autonomous production technology is presented and its potentials and risks are critically evaluated from today's point of view.

A short overview of the new articles:

We hope you enjoy reading it!

An overview of all magazine articles can be found here.

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Innovations for cooling lubricant technology

As part of the 6th Aachen Cooling Lubricant Conference on 23/24 October 2019 at the RWTH Aachen University, Team Grindaix will present three product innovations!

  1. The highly accurate and low-wear 2-in-1 pressure/flow sensor GRX-Q
  2. The Coolant Monitoring System for over 100 machine tools
  3. The multifunctional 3D printing nozzles for grinding machines

We have a limited contingent of participant discounts for our customers.
We are looking forward to your request.

Picture source and rights: WZL-RWTH-Aachen
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Order for Coolant Monitoring for 3 production plants - delivered!

Immediately after the market launch, we are allowed to equip three production units with the Coolant Monitoring System of Grindaix. The three production sites were selected by the customer to identify errors in the coolant supply as early as possible before scrap production occurs. As a result, it is expected that the investment in the coolant monitoring technology will already pay for itself by avoiding a damage event in production.

The applications all take place on pilot lines and, if successful, will be extended to the existing production periphery. 
We are very confident and happy to report to you!

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Novelty: Condition monitoring for production technology

What applies to the application of the Grindaix Coolant Monitoring System within the metalworking industry also applies to the Grindaix Condition Monitoring System for all other production areas. Grindaix Monitoring Systems are modular and easy-to-integrate digitisation solutions for the existing machine population.

For electricians and maintenance technicians, the Grindaix Monitoring Systems enable a flexible and uncomplicated installation of the complete production monitoring system including the connection of an optimization option through machine learning or artificial intelligence. This is the first time that the Grindaix team offers not only customers in the metal processing industry, but all manufacturing companies in general - from food production to the water supply of blast furnaces in the steel industry - the possibility to monitor their production digitally! Let us convince you of our solution and make an appointment with our sales department today. We will bring a live demo system directly into your production and demonstrate it to you and your technicians. See for yourself - and free of charge!

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Novelty: GRX-Q pressure/flow sensors highly accurate and wear-free

What is needed, but not for sale, the Team Grindaix develops itself! This also applies to the topic of volume flow sensors. A high-precision volume flow sensor for liquid media, which simultaneously indicates the pressure under which the medium flows and is as wear-resistant as possible, was the challenge that the innovators from Kerpen (Rhineland) had to face.

Numerous commercially available sensors were tested on our own test benches, but were not found to be good. Either they were too inaccurate, not wear-resistant enough or simply impractical. The Grindaix team decided to develop the sensors themselves in order to live up to the performance promise to its more than 800 customers in the German market alone. The sensor is AI-capable, modular in three size classes and available from June 2019. A product presentation can be found on the
Grindaix Innovation Days 2019 will take place in Cologne on November 19-20. We are looking forward to meeting you! 

You will find further information on our product page

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Politics meets Grindaix-Innovations

As part of Germany's digitalisation offensive, the SPD NRW state parliament faction and the mayor of the city of Kerpen visited Team Grindaix. There was great interest in the innovation successes of the Kerpen team. The current products were all explained and presented. The focus was on products around the topic "artificial intelligence" for the production technology of tomorrow!

Grindaix presented to the representatives from politics and industry a fully automated production monitoring system with an integrated electronic module for machine learning. In the future, these products will not only monitor production units, but also learn to control them autonomously and increase their efficiency. Especially with regard to the structural measures in the brown coal region, the management of Grindaix GmbH emphasized the massive demand for skilled workers in the field of electronics, who will certainly find employment at the nationwide leading AI location NRW after only a short training.

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3D printing - becoming more and more economical

Grindaix is constantly providing new solutions in the field of additive manufacturing of process nozzles for all kinds of applications. The process maturity has increased significantly in the last three years. The product manufacturing cycles are constantly being improved due to optimised design and manufacturing methods at Grindaix and already achieve delivery times of less than 5 weeks, at a very economical price level from the user's point of view.

In GE-Sensing and Inspection Technologies GmbH, Grindaix has found a professional partner who can inspect and monitor the quality of printed nozzle interiors with high resolution in the µm range using X-ray analysis. The functional surface of our components is not visible from the outside, says owner Dr. Friedrich, "therefore it is even more important to sustainably guarantee the high quality standard of Grindaix products with the latest technology".

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Grindaix Innovation Days 2019 in Cologne

This year, the Grindaix Innovation Days will take place in Cologne for the first time. On these days a part of the beautiful Rhine metropolis Cologne will be under the sign of the future for selected customers of Team Grindaix!

Within the framework of a technical seminar, Team Grindaix directly presents 5 product innovations. 1. robust laser systems for positioning of machine components in oil contaminated environments, 2. high-precision and wear-free volume flow sensors with AI connection, 3. solutions for the practical implementation of artificial intelligence in production engineering, 4. innovations in metal printing technology as well as 5. control and regulation systems. Participation is limited to 100 persons.

You can find further information here.

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Excellent! - Grindaix is Top Innovator 2018

During an award ceremony on 29.06.2018, Team Grindaix was awarded the TOP100 Innovation Prize for its innovative contributions to improving the supply of cooling lubricant during grinding. With this award, Grindaix is attested by an independent jury to be an innovation leader in the field of cooling lubricant technology and medium-sized industry.

Only a few years ago, our young company found optimal conditions in the vicinity of the Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL) of the RWTH Aachen University to bring a technologically mature Grindaix cooling lubricant nozzle as the first own product to series and market readiness. Today, the Grindaix GmbH product & service program includes all technical measures to guarantee an optimally functioning cooling lubricant (KSS) system.

We, the entire Grindaix team, are very pleased about this honourable award. We would like to thank our customers for their original courage and today's willingness to use our innovative developments.

 

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Visit the new product web sites on Grindaix homepage!

Due to our fast development of new Grindaix nozzle types, we are able to deliver customized high-tech lubricoolant nozzles for all duties and grinding processes.

As of late we are presenting our complete range of lubricoolant nozzles on our Grindaix homepage with many product-examples. Beside our standard cooling nozzles you receive a wide range of information on cleaning-, saturating-, flushing- or spark extinguishing nozzles also.

Learn more about our complete product range - Grindaix lubricoolant-nozzles.

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New: Coolant Pointer

The grindaix team has developed a Coolant Pointer. This enables you to see whether the needle nozzle is positioned properly.

The Coolant Pointer is easy to use and is suitable for almost every grindaix needle nozzle - connect the diodes to the nozzle, switch on the laser - DONE! Please contact us and we will be more than happy to present this innovation in the lubricoolant segment to you. - more

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New: Coolant Display

The grindaix team has developed a Coolant Display. This enables you to read out the lubricoolant exit speed on almost all lubricoolant nozzles.

Attach the pressure sensor to the nozzle, upload the grindaix characteristic curve, read out the data on the electronic display - DONE! This is possible because grindaix generates a characteristic curve for every lubricoolant nozzle, by means of which the interplay between lubricoolant pressure, lubricoolant exit speed and lubricoolant volume flow can be displayed clearly. - more

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Coolant Audits for lubricoolant filtration systems

The grindaix team has developed a new series of Coolant Audits. These focus on analyzing, designing and benchmarking lubricoolant filtration systems.

The grindaix team is thus providing a unique product-neutral service on the lubricoolant market by providing professional technical support to customers purchasing or expanding a lubricoolant filtration system. The service costs generally lie below 2% of the acquisition value of a filtration system. Avoid unnecessary work and book an expert to come to your company. - more

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New: The Coolant Packages

The grindaix team can convert the lubricoolant supply of your machine tools for you. Such an integrated conversion project is known as a Coolant Package.

The Coolant Package comprises a Coolant Audit, complete Coolant Engineering, supply of all lubricoolant system components, on-site machine conversion, start-up and changes to documentation. In the Coolant Package area of our website, over 40 selected examples provide you with concrete machine-related information. - more

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Research

Grindaix is affiliated to the Light Alliance industry working group. Light Alliance is a research and industry association concerned with the manufacture of metal products using 3D laser sintering.

In the future grindaix will produce specific components for the lubricoolant system using generative manufacturing methods. We are obtaining the know-how required for this from this specialist committee, the only one of its kind in Germany.

In early 2014 Laserzentrum Nord GmbH set up a new industry working group for laser production methods for function and weight-optimised components. The focus of this group is a 5-step development model that allows conventional products to be optimised in respect of weight and function. Members of the network receive specific product solutions in regular workshops using three light demonstrators that are being developed over a period of two years into innovative light components.

The initial event on 23 January 2014 at Laserzentrum Nord is free for visitors to the Light Conference held the previous day. Further information about the event and registration is available on the Light Alliance homepage www.light-alliance-hh.de

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Extension of modular lubricoolant system

Grindaix cooperates with AVIA - Hermann Bantleon GmbH in Ulm. This lubricoolant supplier offers not only high-quality lubricoolants but also a range of services related to the successful use of these products.

Hermann Bantleon GmbH offers not only high-quality lubricoolants but also a range of services related to the successful use of these products.

We are very pleased to be able to offer you from 1 January 2014 a still more comprehensive modular lubricoolant system. These will increase the product range of the grindaix GmbH modular lubricoolant system to 100%.

These include:

  • Lubricoolant analytics
  • Lubricoolant fluid management
  • Lubricoolant industry and tank construction
  • Lubricoolant filter management
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Coolant audit and retrofit package for machine tools

The Erwin Junker Maschinenfabrik GmbH company cooperates with grindaix in improving the efficiency of lubricoolant use for machine tools.

Grindaix GmbH audits machines on behalf of this leading German machine tool manufacturer and identifies savings potentials in the use of lubricoolant, engineers a technical retrofit package and supplies this after consultation with the manufacturer.

The renowned Black Forest-based manufacturer then installs all the units and commissions them on-site for the customer. Grindaix finally establishes whether the efficiency improvements have been achieved and provides a seal of quality: “Machine audited by grindaix”.

All grindaix GmbH employees are very proud of this cooperation!

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The New Modular Lubricoolant System!

In addition to nozzle systems, since 2013 grindaix has also supplied lubricoolant pumps, lubricoolant filters, lubricoolant valves, lubricoolant pressure boosting stations plus design and installation of lubricoolant pipework in machines and production shops.

Following years of cooperation in which a high level of trust has been built up, grindaix employees can now feel honoured to successfully provide the major German automotive suppliers and manufacturers such as VW, Bosch, Daimler AG and Thyssen Krupp AG with coolant audits and technical lubricoolant systems. In 2012 alone, grindaix’s most successful year, we retrofitted over 400 machines, thereby making them more efficient.

Modular Lubricoolant System:

Together with our partner companies Grundfos Pumpenfabrik GmbH, Viega GmbH & Co. KG, LTA Lufttechnik GmbH, Müller Coax AG, Pall Corporation and Mahle Filtersysteme GmbH we assemble the most efficient lubricoolant systems, for both machine and user, and supply them to our customers. We look forward to supplying our solutions to you too.

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Over 60 Coolant Audits Successfully Completed in 2011.

After only two years of development and testing, the grindaix team was able to launch the Coolant Audit and Coolant Design service on the market in January 2011.

A total of over 60 coolant audits were subsequently carried out during 2011. Following an initial introduction phase, the company Erwin Junker Maschinenfabrik placed the first order in the second quarter of the business year. Other machine manufacturers and users of machine tools quickly followed suit. Three types of Coolant Audit were provided initially: Coolant Audit S (the rapid analysis), Coolant Audit M (the complete analysis) and Coolant Audit L (analysis of entire production lines). In June 2011, Coolant Audit F (analysis of lubricoolant filtration units) was added.

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Successful Coolant Audit L Completed at Major Customer.

In collaboration with a major customer from the automotive industry, an entire production line has been audited. The analysed savings potential for lubricoolant related costs amounts to EUR 280,000 per annum for one production line.

The cost savings were analyzed together with the financial accounting department of the company. During the next step, the technical changes were determined per machine; these were implemented promptly by employees of the company without the need for additional investments.

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