HELIOS KFS SHARPENER TURNS 20
Helios continues to develop the KFS line with the latest features dedicated to gear manufacturers. The machine’s easy-to-use interface offers manufacturers a turnkey solution with minimal learning curve. Each machine processes dozens of gear tools per shift, including bore- and shank-type tools, straight- and helical-gash hobs, milling cutters, and shaper cutters. The KFS 100 is rated for tools up to 4.0” diameter whereas the KFS 250 is rated for tools up to 10.0” diameter. These workhorses easily meet AGMA AAA specifications, which ensures hob quality is maintained as a result of the resharpening process.
Under the hood, the KFS series offers several state-of-the-art features. The centrifuge filtration system provides a clarity level of 2-5 microns for efficient grinding, and because it is integrated into the bed, it minimizes the machine’s footprint, saving valuable shop floor space. The machines utilize the latest Fanuc CNC systems, precision pre-loaded linear guideways, high-speed grinding spindles, and direct-drive motors for ultimate quality.