Case Studies

https://vimeo.com/301846229 Challenge: A food equipment manufacturer approached Glebar to improve productivity and reduce costs for their food filler machines. The metal spout requires grinding for several reasons. They come in contact with food, therefore requiring a smooth finish for sanitary purposes. The tubes ar...
https://vimeo.com/301846229 Challenge: A food equipment manufacturer approached Glebar to improve productivity and reduce costs for their food filler machines. The metal spout requires grinding for several reasons. They come in contact with food, therefore requiring a smooth finish for sanitary purposes. The tubes ar...
Current Process: The grinding of stainless-steel shafts used for Hydraulic Spring Lifters was outsourced. This resulted in higher costs, as well as quality and consistency issues. Challenges: Deliver an in-house process to automatically grind a high volume of stainless-steel shafts used for Hydraulic Spring Lifters. The process had to remo...
Current Process: The grinding of stainless-steel shafts used for Hydraulic Spring Lifters was outsourced. This resulted in higher costs, as well as quality and consistency issues. Challenges: Deliver an in-house process to automatically grind a high volume of stainless-steel shafts used for Hydraulic Spring Lifters. The process had to remo...
Current ProcessZirconium tubes are cut one at a time using carbide tools on a lathe. A lathe cutoff leaves burrs requiring deburring to achieve a smooth surface finish. Carbide tooling wears quickly when cutting zirconium and is expensive. ChallengesDeliver a cost-effective process to cut zirconium tubes which reduces the numb...
Current ProcessZirconium tubes are cut one at a time using carbide tools on a lathe. A lathe cutoff leaves burrs requiring deburring to achieve a smooth surface finish. Carbide tooling wears quickly when cutting zirconium and is expensive. ChallengesDeliver a cost-effective process to cut zirconium tubes which reduces the numb...
Challenge: The customer was outsourcing grinding of components and came to Glebar looking for a way to reduce lead times on parts, reduce costs, and bring grinding capability in-house. Original challenge was to thrufeed 1-½” diameter, 15’ aluminum tubes removing 0.003”-0.006” per pass. The second requirement was for the machine to be ...
Challenge: The customer was outsourcing grinding of components and came to Glebar looking for a way to reduce lead times on parts, reduce costs, and bring grinding capability in-house. Original challenge was to thrufeed 1-½” diameter, 15’ aluminum tubes removing 0.003”-0.006” per pass. The second requirement was for the machine to be ...
Challenge: To accurately grind alumina spacers used in nuclear power plant control rods. The length of the components are extremely critical to the efficiency of the fuel rod. The components need to be processed at a high rate and length verified for all parts. Solution A DD-7 double disc grinder was configured with 0.1 micron closed loo...
Challenge: To accurately grind alumina spacers used in nuclear power plant control rods. The length of the components are extremely critical to the efficiency of the fuel rod. The components need to be processed at a high rate and length verified for all parts. Solution A DD-7 double disc grinder was configured with 0.1 micron closed loo...
Challenge: To grind two mating metal components, with a tight clearance requirement between their surfaces, to create a powered arthroscopic shaver used in orthopaedic joint surgeries.Solution In this application, two tubes are assembled, with as minimum a gap between the two parts as possible ‐sometimes as small as 0.0005” ...
Challenge: To grind two mating metal components, with a tight clearance requirement between their surfaces, to create a powered arthroscopic shaver used in orthopaedic joint surgeries.Solution In this application, two tubes are assembled, with as minimum a gap between the two parts as possible ‐sometimes as small as 0.0005” ...
Challenge: Cycle time reduction and a sharp corner needed for a medical guidewireSolutionThe CAM.2 machine has several modes of operation configurable for different shaped guidewire geometries. In this case, combination of the modes were utilized to successfully grind this part. In the first mode, a profiled grinding wheel is employed to maxi...
Challenge: Cycle time reduction and a sharp corner needed for a medical guidewireSolutionThe CAM.2 machine has several modes of operation configurable for different shaped guidewire geometries. In this case, combination of the modes were utilized to successfully grind this part. In the first mode, a profiled grinding wheel is employed to maxi...
Current Process:Machines that run on outdated operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7 are more vulnerable to malware, viruses, and other security issues. Microsoft no longer supports previous versions of Windows making it difficult to fix operating system related issues generating more downtime until a solution is found.Challenge:Deli...
Current Process:Machines that run on outdated operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7 are more vulnerable to malware, viruses, and other security issues. Microsoft no longer supports previous versions of Windows making it difficult to fix operating system related issues generating more downtime until a solution is found.Challenge:Deli...
Current Process Wheel balancing is crucial to achieving a good surface finish on the workpiece and is critical to the spindle bearing life. A technician balances the wheel using an offline, static system manually moving weights. The process is time-consuming, taking 30 to 45 minutes, delaying setup and production. The results are varied and...
Current Process Wheel balancing is crucial to achieving a good surface finish on the workpiece and is critical to the spindle bearing life. A technician balances the wheel using an offline, static system manually moving weights. The process is time-consuming, taking 30 to 45 minutes, delaying setup and production. The results are varied and...
Current Process & Challenges: Self-Performing Maintenance and Service Increasingly Costly In the past, it was cost and time-efficient for manufactures to retain maintenance, training, and supply chain management in-house. However, as the labor force ages and retirements surge, it has become evident that there is a significant gap in skills and ...
Current Process & Challenges: Self-Performing Maintenance and Service Increasingly Costly In the past, it was cost and time-efficient for manufactures to retain maintenance, training, and supply chain management in-house. However, as the labor force ages and retirements surge, it has become evident that there is a significant gap in skills and ...