SSH-1680 Honing System

March 01,2015

Sunnen says its new SSH-1680 honing system makes the efficiency, accuracy and consistency of power-stroke honing, affordable to shops looking to make better bores, faster, on a range of parts. The versatile hone features zero shutoff for automatic cycle control and consistent bore size, finish and geometry with minimal operator attention. Rough-and-finish honing capability eliminates preliminary reaming, boring and grinding operations to help lower per-part costs.

The SSH-1680 makes quick work of parts with keyways, splines and blind bores. An adjustable spindle allows the operator to eliminate mandrel runout, making it easy to achieve precision bore geometry. Multiple land and tandem bores are bridged with Sunnen's long stones, maintaining alignment and consistent size without camber or washout.

"This machine is designed for small shops looking for a cost-effective way to streamline processes and increase the consistency of bore sizing operations," said Phil Hanna, Product Manager, Machines/Gages. "It is a ‘hone-of-all-trades' and delivers a high ROI through increased productivity and part quality."

The SSH-1680 provides fast, clean cuts in a wide variety of materials, and handles part lengths up to 9.84" (250mm) with bore diameters from 0.118-2.36" (3-60mm). "Diameters 1.57" (40mm) and smaller are a particular ‘sweet spot' for this machine, when compared to ID grinders," added Hanna.

A rigid cast iron machine base provides strength for handling heavy parts and isolates moving components to eliminate vibration problems. The machine's robust design enables rapid stroking for shorter cycle times. Incrementally adjustable stroke rate (80-310 SPM) and spindle speed (250-2500 RPM) deliver fast stock removal rates. The spindle and stroker are both powered by variable frequency drives, eliminating drive belt changes and allowing dial-adjustment of speeds via the convenient swiveling control panel.

The SSH-1680 accepts all standard Sunnen tooling, including K, P20 and P28 mandrels. A universal honing fixture is standard, with a variety of workholding options available to securely fixture odd shapes and thin walled parts without distortion.

All electrical components are housed in an interlocked, side-mounted enclosure.

Standard equipment includes a universal honing fixture, parts tray, spindle runout indicator, side splash guards, and detachable 25-gallon (96-litre) coolant cart, which is mounted on casters for easy filling and maintenance.

Related Glossary Terms

  • boring


    Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.

  • coolant


    Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.

  • fixture


    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.

  • grinding


    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.

  • inner diameter ( ID)

    inner diameter ( ID)

    Dimension that defines the inside diameter of a cavity or hole. See OD, outer diameter.

  • land


    Part of the tool body that remains after the flutes are cut.

  • mandrel


    Workholder for turning that fits inside hollow workpieces. Types available include expanding, pin and threaded.