Converted OD grinders with custom tooling and soft grinding wheels all of which wear at a high rate. Setup and changeover time is significant and requires extensive mechanical adjustments. Parts, in most cases, must be taped for handling requiring additional steps in the production process. Primary cut leaves a large ID burr which must be removed in a secondary process step such as grit blasting or electro-polishing. Complex needle points, i.e. Menghini points, require separate primary bevel cut and secondary sharpening, leading to long cycle times.
Develop a solution that delivers a process eliminating taping, pre and post processing, allows for quick set-up and changeover, and is capable of handling all variety of points used in the industry.
An adjunct to the Tridex SG-1645 and SG-2060 electrochemical grinders offering very fast set-up and change-over times. Fully programmable pointing and material handling system for medical device points on tube or solid wire using the ECG process. Servo controlled design for high precision rotation and repeatability. All Stainless steel design is robust and durable.
When added to our Tridex SG-1645 or SG-2060 electrochemical grinders, the PGS-100 is a fully programmable pointing and material handling system to manufacture a wide variety of medical device points on tubing or solid wire, such as medical needles or K-wires, using electrochemical grinding technology (ECG).