Tool and Cutter Grinder Has Six-Station Wheel Pack Changer

Hoffman Estates, IL. — Engineered to profitably manufacture complex cutting tools the Star PTG-6 tool and cutter grinder is a six axis, CNC controlled cutter grinder for grinding, sharpening and reconditioning a wide variety of cutting tools. Manufactured in the U.S.A. and equipped with a six-station wheel pack changer the PTG-6 is built for high productivity and precision.

Accuracy – The accuracy of the PTG-6 is highly predictable due to the integration of world-class machine components. A powerful, precision grinding spindle with HSK grinding wheel mounting locates the grinding wheel on the center of the B-axis pivot. The headstock is direct drive for ultimate positioning capability, variable RPM and low maintenance. All linear axes have Heidenhain glass scales.

Flexibility – The PTG-6 comes standard with NUMROTOplus®, a user-friendly, high-end application software package for producing a wide range of complex tools. The standard 2D simulation allows cross sectional visualization, while the optional 3D virtual grinding simulation with machine collision detection eliminates costly setup time. Innovative work holding and tool support options, programmable steady rests and tailstocks plus a variety of custom designed tooling enables the production of the highest quality precision cutting tools.

Reliability / Maintainability – The PTG-6 is reliable and easy to maintain.  Air purge of scales, headstock and grinding spindle eliminates any contaminants. Full disclosure of machine drawings, documentation and a complete parts list is available on the machine’s computer. Proven diagnostic systems for troubleshooting error messages, unlimited direct access and phone support are available for the operator.

Stability – The PTG-6 is engineered for both structural and thermal stability using advanced engineering tools including 3D Solid Modeling and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). For dynamic stability, a dedicated closed loop chiller controls heat build-up within the grinding spindle and headstock. The PTG-6 is designed, built, serviced and supported to maximize uptime, maximize throughput, and maximize profits.

See the PTG-6 tool and cutter grinder at IMTS in the Star SU booth (B-6912) in Chicago, Ill. in September. Get additional details regarding this machine prior to the show by requesting aQuick Quote at or you can speak with a sales representative by calling Star SU at (847) 649-1450.

Star Cutter Company, headquartered in Farmington Hills and with manufacturing facilities located in Mio, Elk Rapids,Traverse City, Warren, Ossineke, East Tawas and Lewiston,Michigan, manufactures tool and cutter grinding machines as well as a variety of cutting tools.