ANCA, a manufacturer of CNC grinding machines, has expanded its European sales and management team. Edmund Boland takes the role of General Manager Europe; Martin Winterstein, who is an external appointment, was named Sales Manager Europe, and Jan Langfelder moves to Global Key Accounts Manager.
Its European operations also include a purpose-built technology center in Weinheim, Germany, and a UK facility and local sales and technical support in most European countries. The almost 70 strong European team provide expertise covering sales, customer training, application support, service, operations, engineering, finance and administration. Customers from across Europe can visit the state-of-the-art machine demonstration area to experience ANCA’s latest products and see first-hand the technology in action.
ANCA invites all of its European customers to visit the facility for product demonstrations. Later this year ANCA’s newest product, the AutoMarkX will be shown in Europe for the first time. The laser marking station is an automatic stand-alone laser marking station, replacing manual and labor-intensive processes. Visitors can also see the new GCX Linear for skiving cutters, CPX blank preparation machine, MX7, FX7 and complementary product – the Mitsubishi Wire EDM in the Weinheim office.
For more information, visit machines.anca.com.
Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)
electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)
Process that vaporizes conductive materials by controlled application of pulsed electrical current that flows between a workpiece and electrode (tool) in a dielectric fluid. Permits machining shapes to tight accuracies without the internal stresses conventional machining often generates. Useful in diemaking.
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
- wire EDM
Process similar to ram electrical-discharge machining except a small-diameter copper or brass wire is used as a traveling electrode. Usually used in conjunction with a CNC and only works when a part is to be cut completely through. A common analogy is wire electrical-discharge machining is like an ultraprecise, electrical, contour-sawing operation.