The DM-9CNC Wheel Dressing Machine allows a grinding wheel to be contour dressed offline using a fully programmable single diamond or rotary diamond roll. Having the ability to dress wheels offline allows the wheels to be ready for production, reducing setup time and improving machine efficiency.
The wheel is dressed on the grinding machine during setup or using a manually held contour dresser. Contour dressers require a skilled operator who moves a stylus along a metal template of the ball form as a single point diamond removes material from the wheel.
Dressing the wheel on the grinder reduces OEE and increases setup time, delaying production. Manual Template Tracing is operator dependent and inconsistent, which affects the quality of the grind, increases scrap rates, and requires more frequent dressing which shortens the life of the wheel. Deliver a process to dress the work wheel for a 1" diameter ball. The process has to improve OEE, reduce setup time, and improve consistency.
Solution: DM-9CNC Wheel Dressing Machine
The DM-9CNC is a standalone machine allowing operators to dress grinding wheels while the grinder is in production. Available for 9" and 10" grinding wheels, the machine CNC dresses precision contours in vitrified grinding wheels. The shape is transferred from a CAD drawing into G-code, which the DM-9CNC can read to shape the wheel. The dress roller is powered by a brushless servo motor. It offers high torque and closed-loop velocity control up to 10,000 RPM.
The DM-9 CNC machine can shape grinding wheels automatically using CAD/CAM software or very simple point to point programing on a touch screen. The machine uses both rotary and single point diamond media to shape the wheels.