Centerless precision grinding manufacturer Glebar delivers a custom solution for thru-feeding metal tubes.
December 5, 2019
Posted by Elizabeth Engler Modic
Glebar Companyreduced lead times and costs for a customer by building a vertically integrated grinding solution. The customer needed a machine that could thru-feed 1-1/2" diameter, 15ft aluminum tubes removing between 0.003" to 0.006" per pass. The second requirement was for the machine to be capable of grinding 8ft steel tubes which featured a 1" diameter bearing surface in the middle which could not be ground. The tubes had a thin wall that needed to be structurally maintained due to strict surface finish requirements. To meet the customer’s requirements, Glebar configured itsGT-610 Infeed/Thrufeed Centerless Grinding System tailored to these needs.