Company: Sunnen Products
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New Automotive Honing Machine
Machine Offers Breakthrough Power, Capacity, Precision – and Price – for Producing OEM Bore Geometry on Largest Blocks
The new SV-20 honing system combines Sunnen’s new linear servo-stroking
technology with the power and capacity to drive multi-stone diamond tools for OEM-quality
bore geometry on automotive/truck blocks, cylinder liners and similar large parts.
According to Sunnen, the SV-20 is a breakthrough design with class-leading
price and features, such as computer-controlled spindle and stroke control, developed
specifically for race shops, production rebuilders, and fleet maintenance
The machine accepts blocks as large as the Cat 3126 in-line six and
Ford 7.3 L V-8 (International 444) even “mountain motors” with deck plates
can be honed in one setup on the rollover fixture. The SV-20 is equipped with a
variable-speed 15-600 rpm, 5.5 hp (4.1-kW) spindle motor, powerful enough to
drive two-stage diamond honing tools through a 20-inch stroke at up to 100
strokes per minute for short cycle times and minimal labor. The large
multi-stone tools produce a rounder bore than ever before possible.
new linear stroking system with 3.36 hp (2.5 kW) servo drive keeps the honing
tool concentric with the bore throughout the full stroke length to produce a
consistent diameter from top to bottom of the bore. It can hone bores with
inside diameters from 0.75 to 8 inches (19-200 mm). The machine's work envelope
of 36” x 40” (915 mm x 1015 mm), front-loading design, and weight capacity up
to 1500 lb (680 kg) combine for versatility in processing a wide range of other
large parts, such as compressor bodies and pumps.
The PLC-controlled SV-20 utilizes an
industrial color touch screen with hand wheel to jog for fast setup and easy
operator training. The computer control ensures automatic, consistent
bore-to-bore geometry and finish, without constant adjustment by the operator. The
control’s real-time display of bore cross section allows the user to see taper
and correct it by dwelling the tool in the required position. Programmable auto
dwell also allows taper correction through the PLC for unattended operation.
The control allows on-the-fly changes of spindle and stroke speeds, and
automatic calculation of crosshatch, stroke length/speed and spindle speed.
Variable speed control allows a much wider range of processing options and
consistent crosshatch pattern, with automatic switching from roughing to
finishing with one push of a button. Left/right positioning of the column on
its 30-inch X-axis (760 mm) is easily accomplished with a machine-mounted hand
wheel immediately below the PLC. The machine comes standard with a 55-gallon (208-litre)
internal coolant system equipped with two standard canister filters.
The SV-20’s rotary servo tool feed
system can be used with two-stage hone heads to complete roughing and finishing
without stone changes for faster processing times. The machine is compatible
with all of Sunnen's past and current tooling for CK/CV/SV-series machines,
including diamond abrasive hone heads and brushes, GHSS single-stage hone heads
with CBN or diamond abrasives and brushes, and GHTS hone heads for two-stage
honing with CBN or diamond abrasives.
SV-20 is available with a 400V/50Hz/3Ph or 460V/60Hz/3Ph electrical system.
Options include a T-slot base and manual rollover cradle for engine blocks.
Additional information on the SV-20
vertical honing machine is available from Sunnen Products Company, www.sunnen.com. Call: 1-800-325-3670; fax: 314-781-2268 or