Cycle time reduction while maintaining overall machine uptime resulting in increased throughput. Added versatility to the control system allowing process improvement through actionable reporting. Reducing maintenance such as wheel dressing to increase up time. NiTi is a difficult material to shape due to its high nickel content, moreover, a smooth surface finish is critical to prevent part failure.
Solution: Glebar CAM.3 Micro Grinder
Built-in high-frequency sensor points monitoring bearing vibration and temperature for effective preemptive maintenance planning. The CAM.3 uses a dual-carriage, dual-collet, linear-motor feed system that can simultaneously control the wire's linear position, feed, and rotation controlling the wire diameter and length to a resolution of 0.1 micron. The 16" diameter work wheel, mounted on a servo-driven spindle, has the capability to achieve over 20,900 sfpm generating faster cycle times with built-in wheel balancing.
Profile from Nitinol guidewire ground on the CAM.3 in a recent test.