Challenge: To grind 2 diameters for a large manufacturer on an intricate, metal injection molded part (asthma inhaler) in high volume (millions of parts per year) to micron precision. The component needed to be precisely ground to insure critical fit in a mating portion of the device to guarantee that the device would function as intended at all times.
Before finding Glebar, the customer was grinding one component at a time. In order to meet their demand, their process required several production lines with duplicated labor and automation costs. Glebar was able to produce 8 components simultaneously using one GT-610 CNC machine.
When a requirement exists to infeed medical parts in high production using a high level of automation, the GT 610 CNC machine significantly out-produces alternative processes. The GT-610 CNC machine has CNC wheel shaping capability, but Glebar also offers an off-line dressing machine or pre-formed wheels to eliminate downtime associated with wheel forming. In addition, the GT-610 CNC machine has advanced programing capabilities that allows the machine to communicate with an inspection system and individual production stations to automatically correct for any size variations.
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. In addition to our 10" work wheel design, Glebar is now offering an ABEC 7 twin-grip work wheel spindle design (with 12" work wheel option) on the GT-610 CNC for increased rigidity, faster component processing speed and larger diameter parts.