Berthiez RVU 1600/140

vertical grinding machine

The RVU grinding machines set new standards in high-precision machining and are especially suitable for high precision grinding applications in the bearing and aerospace industries. The range can be equipped with up to four water-cooled grinding spindles which can achieve a performance of 60.3 hp at 18,000 rpm. (according to the type of grinding wheel selected)

The RVU facilitates a complete machining processing without interruption as optional dressing units, grinding wheel changers and workpiece measurement are available. Additional options for hard metal machining boring and workpiece measurement increase the possible applications of the machine series considerably.

Technological advantages:

– Hydrostatic guideways
– High degree of concentricity and axial run-out accuracies (< 1.5 μm)
– Precise and powerful table drive (torque motor)
– Solid design in monolithic grey cast iron
– Measuring cycles


Axis Configuration


Technical Data

Please choose the Measuring Unit

Swing diameter mm 1,600
Grinding diameter mm 1,400
Height under grinding wheel thickness 100 mm mm 500 / 800
Standard table diameter mm 1,400
Table speed rpm 120
Table load kg 4,000

Carriages 1

Grinding ram stroke mm 800 / 1,000
Feed force kN 10
X- and Y-axis speed max. mm/min 10,000
Spindle-holder tilt degree – 5° + 275°
Tilt lead degree 1° (Hirth)

Power (conv. GW) (S1) kW 7 à 45
Speed (conv. GW) rpm 4,000 à 12,000
Power (CBN wheels) (S1) kW 15 / 25
Speed (CBN wheels) rpm 8,000 / 18,000
GW diameter (conv. or CBN) max. mm 150 / 300 / 400 / 500
Wheel thickness max. mm 50 / 100 / 190
Wheel-holder clamping taper face x

Surface grinding spindle (conv. GW) (S1) kW 25
Spindle speed rpm 5,000
Wheel diameter max. mm 400 / 500

Electropermanent magnetic chuck No. of poles / slots width mm 32 / 10H10