Our versatile precision grinding machines are workhorses which require a smaller footprint than similar machines yet excel in demanding high production environments where the name of the game is high volume at low cost. Glebar engineers can tailor an automotive precision grinding turnkey solution, complete with a series of pre- and post-grind inspection steps, ensuring the product going into the Glebar machine meets the requirements of the final ground product with guaranteed accuracy.
Challenge: To grind a ceramic insulator body for lean burn gas engines for use in cogeneration plants and containerized power generation units. Customer required four diameters as well multiple compound angles and radii to be ground concentric to the ID within .003”.
Challenge: To design a fully automated turnkey feeding and inspection solution, integrated into to a Glebar GT-610 Thrufeed Grinder that ensures a one hundred percent defect-free product that is ground to a minimum 1.7 CpK and packaged hands-free. This high precision automotive component is a pressed hardened tool steel cup which is used in a car engine to control engine performance by shutting down cylinders to improve gas mileage. Featured in Modern Machine Shop – read the full article here (PDF).
Challenge: A tier one automotive fastener supplier needed to grind bolts for a major automotive company automatically at high volume, with a high degree of precision. The customer’s existing process was outsourced and was running one part at a time, resulting in a higher cost for our customer. In addition, quality and consistency of the components post grind was an issue.
Challenge: To thrufeed automatically thru feed grind an automotive component and achieve a 1.2 Rz surface finish
Found at the highest end of the GT‐610 series spectrum, the GT‐610 CNC High Precision Automated Infeed/Thrufeed Centerless Grinding System excels at grinding a wide range of materials and is the complete "lights‐out" solution for applications where a high degree of automation, data gathering and gauging feedback is required.
The GT-610 Automated Infeed/Thrufeed Centerless Grinding system can be custom fitted with automation. This system is the ideal option for when infeed applications do not require a CNC dresser and for the vast majority of thrufeed applications. The GT-610 excels at hard metals and composites, producing carbide blanks, spools, bushings, and engine components such as valve lifters. It can also effectively size down metal bars.
The GT-610M is an affordable, compact, high-precision grinding system, built for the machine shop. Applications include spool valves, bar stock, pins, bushings, metals, hard and green ceramics, and other engineered materials.
The DD-7 is one of the most compact double disc grinding machines on the market. Designed for grinding small diameter components, it accurately controls their length and perpendicularity. The machine is capable of grinding many high-performance parts for a wide range of industries from medical and aerospace to automotive. The DD-7 can be configured in three fixturing modes, depending on the application, the shape of the part, and the degree of automation required.
The P4K Gauging System is the fastest and most accurate profile metrology system available for long parts or multiple short parts and is the gold standard quality control device for the measurement of guidewires. As a setup reduction device, the P4K scans and provides feedback of the entire component geometry for all parts in a cycle to automatically correct the grinding wheel dress shape (correcting the wheel dress shape from any measurement device is patent-pending).This is done in a matter of seconds, drastically reducing setup time and improving quality control. From titanium fasteners to medical guidewires, the P4K system has you covered.