References Application examples from the field

Several thousand customers around the world rely on VOLLMER's expertise and are already putting our technology to use with success.

You can read some of these success stories here – clearly structured according to the various product ranges.


Schrode setzt auf schwäbische Schärftechnik von VOLLMER

Just 25 kilometres lies between the Ehingen-based tool manufacturer Schrode CNC-Werkzeugschleiftechnik and the Biberach-based sharpening specialists VOLLMER. Both companies have had sharpening in their blood for generations: VOLLMER develops grinding and erosion machines; Schrode manufactures cutting tools for metals, composites or wood. Schrode's list of customers includes companies from the automotive industry, tool manufacturing, mechanical engineering or medical technology. To machine their carbide tools, the toolmaker uses two VOLLMER VGrind 360 grinding machines with automation solutions, making true 24/7 unmanned production possible.

Circular saw blades carve out a path for India's economic boom

For years, India's economy has been growing at a rapid pace. In 2014, the "Make in India" economic initiative was developed specifically for this purpose. One of the key manufacturers taking part in the initiative is Basco Tool Industries from Faridabad, to the south of New Delhi. The company manufactures carbide-tipped circular saw blades and has relied on sharpening technology from VOLLMER for more than 15 years. The Biberach-based specialist in grinding and erosion machines has previously supplied seven machines, including sharpening machines from the CP and CHP model series.

Saw blade manufacturer Lennartz uses VOLLMER sharpening technology

Lennartz, a circular saw blade manufacturer based in Remscheid, has put its trust in machines manufactured by VOLLMER in Biberach for more than 50 years. The company acquired its first VOLLMER sharpening machine in 1966. Today, more than 40 VOLLMER machines are in use at Lennartz, including the CM, CHD and CHF sharpening machine models. These machines enable carbide-tipped circular saw blades to be sharpened with precision. However, the collaboration between these two traditional companies does not end there, as they work closely together to further develop sharpening machines for circular saw blades.

Swabian machining expertise

They are practically neighbours in the southern German region of Swabia – CERATIZIT Balzheim GmbH and VOLLMER WERKE GmbH in Biberach. In the last three years, sharpening specialist VOLLMER has delivered 14 VGrind grinding machines to Balzheim, which lies just 30 kilometres to the east. There, the tool manufacturer CERATIZIT uses the machines to sharpen solid carbide tools such as drills, milling cutters, reamers or countersinks. The tools are used around the globe to machine materials like composites, titanium, steel or aluminium and in sectors like the aerospace and automotive industries or medical engineering.

Siberian toolmaker relies on Swabian sharpening technology

In the city of Tomsk in West Siberia, the toolmaking company Tomsky Instrument is relying on the sharpening technology from VOLLMER, the specialists for grinding and eroding machines based in the Swabian town of Biberach. Tomsky Instrument is using two VGrind 360 tool grinding machines to manufacture carbide rotary tools. The milling cutters, drills and reamers produced by the Russian manufacturer are used around the world in car, train and aeroplane manufacturing. Primarily, however, the company supplies the domestic metal industry and the West Siberian oil and gas sector, as well as West Siberia's large wood industry.

Japanese toolmaker relies on VOLLMER sharpening technology

"We produce and sharpen moulds for our customers, who play a key role in the manufacturing industry, in order to shape or cast metal components", states CEO Dr.-Ing. Yasuhiro Yao of Heiwa Sangyo Co. Ltd. from Tokyo. "To machine the moulds, we use cutting tools which we manufacture and resharpen with the VOLLMER VGrind grinding machine – umanned and round the clock."

Sharpening saws by the Yellow Sea

Hwaseong lies on the coast of the Yellow Sea in South Korea – approximately 50 kilometres from Seoul. The region is a popular sunny holiday destination and has also made sporting headlines. Cha Bum-kun – the best Asian footballer of the 20th century – was born here in 1953. In the 1980s, he played over 300 games in the Bundesliga and scored almost 100 goals for Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen.

When Swabians sharpen special tools

The Swabian company Günther Wirth (GW) develops solid carbide and PCD (polycrystalline diamond) rotating cutting and special tools for the international manufacturing industry. GW has at its disposal a modern machine fleet comprising around 100 machines.

Dutch company sharpens circular saws with Swabian technology

Dutch company Kinkelder has made a name for itself on the global arena with its carbide-tipped circular saw blades, high-speed steel circular saw blades and segmental circular saw blades. For producing and resharpening saw blades, Kinkelder has a fleet of more than 20 sharpening machines manufactured by Swabian grinding and erosion machine specialists VOLLMER. The VOLLMER CHD, CHF and CM sharpening machines are among their most recent acquisitions.

The sharp 13 for tool construction

"For 25 years, in our third generation, we have not only been developing solid carbide and PCD tools, but also automated solutions such as clamping and lifting devices," says Michael Enzenross, responsible for corporate communications. "We have a product range that generates just under nine million euros per year."

Fully automated milling cutters grinding away in Upper Bavaria

"In two years' time, we would like to be the German number 1 in milling cutter development," says Andreas Vratny, CEO of Hofmann & Vratny and son of the company's co-founder Zdenek Vratny. "Our top priority is ensuring the highest quality and precision possible. This was one of the reasons for choosing the VGrind 160. Thanks to its automation, we can continue production at any time of day, on a three-shift basis."

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