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Challenge: The customer wants to decrease cycle time while maintaining tight concentricity specifications for roughing a tungsten carbide pin.

Solution

The Glebar PG-9DOD addressed the challenge. The system was configured with dual fixtures, a six-axis robot and bowl feeder – decreasing cycle time by 50% by grinding two parts at a time with dual fixtures. This machine excels at grinding small diameter components which require a tight concentricity specification. 

  • Parts are fed onto a smart conveyor from the bowl feeder.
  • The conveyor orients and spaces the parts.
  • Cameras identify imperfections. Bad parts are rejected prior to grinding.
  • OD machines normally process one component per cycle.
  • We are processing two components per cycle.
  • The machine also includes a safety enclosure and recycling coolant filtration system.

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  • • Part handling is minimized by holding four parts at a time - two raw and two ground.
  • • Two fixtures OD grind simultaneously -- decreasing cycle time by 50%
  • • Built on a granite base for optimal stability and precision control.
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The PG-9DOD OD Grinding System produces components requiring a tight concentricity specification. Examples include bearings, bushings, and engine components.

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