The CAM.3 represents a new era of micro grinders and medical component grinding. Completely designed from the ground up, the CAM.3 micro grinder is built for high performance and efficiency. Parts are fed through the machine and spun at a higher velocity resulting in a quick grind maximizing uptime and throughput. The CAM.3 grinding wheel runs with a 16” diameter and up to 3” wide. The work wheel is powered by a direct drive servo motor and ABEC 7 spindle bearings. It can also be outfitted with an internal balancing system minimizing vibration while running at high speeds.
Built on a mineral cast base, weighing approximately 4,500 lbs. for superior vibration dampening. Integrated air and oil lines reduces clutter and allows pressure to be set by the HMI. The enclosure is streamlined with safety interlocks and the platform accepts 6 axis robots, pallets, gaging and other processes within the work envelope to facilitate automation.
The CAM.3’s grinding wheel is 16” in diameter, up to 3” wide, and is capable of achieving up to 20,944 surface feet per minute. The spindle is also offered with a built-in wheel auto-balancing system. CAM.3 is designed to be able to grind stock material from 0.005”-0.375” in diameter.
The 16:9 touchscreen HMI uses intuitive, simple to operate, functionality enabling simple multi-axis motion control.
Rigid large casting slides improve wheel dressing quality, utilizing a large diameter 15,000 RPM spindle dressing roll and absolute encoders on both axis.
The IIoT connections monitor temperature, pressure, and vibration alerting the operator of errors before they happen. The CAM.3 can easily be automated with the integration of a 6-axis robot for any pick and place application. Gaging and alternate feeding systems can be implemented simply under the new control structure.
To improve production monitoring, you can utilize the integrated MT Connect or OPC-UA interface with Glebar Advanced Analytics. This program interprets and synthesizes the data, delivering actionable real-time analytics on easy-to-read dashboards, allowing operators and managers to reduce scrap and increase machine capacity, uptime and output.
Available setup reduction metrology device (P4K) which scans and provides feedback of the entire component geometry for all parts in a cycle to automatically correct the grinding wheel dress shape (correcting the wheel dress shape from any measurement device is patent-pending)
Available metrology device (P4K) which can serve as a closed-loop quality control device that feeds back diameter to the control system for automatic size compensation
Enables the machine to run in centerless mode without the need for a regulating wheel or work rest insert. Together with the built in CNC dressing feature of the machine, part shapes up to 1.0" long may be plunged to size.
Parts can be sandblasted in-line with CAM.2’s positional accuracy, eliminating additional handling and a secondary operation.
Diameter contact gauge mounted on exit side of the machine measures the ground part. Diameters at several points can be measured, used for size compensation, and compared against high and low user-defined limits. Contact measurement is unaffected by coolant.
Integrates laser marking process directly into the cell.
Collects and removes debri and dust from the work area.
A built-in automatic wheel balancing system dynamically adjusts and eliminates wheel vibration, producing superior surface finishes and improved wheel life.
Integrated acoustic emissions system for ease of setup.
Post grinding and cleaning, the data is collected, analyzed and fed back to the machine for automatic size compensation. Measurements are shown on a trend graph on the machine control.
Built specific for the part; integrated into the cell.
High-speed with programmable positioning, allowing for the fast grinding of double-ended grinds and faster part extraction, reducing cycle time.
Automatically picks parts from trays, loads into machine, unloads and places back to parts tray. Fully guarded and interlocked access doors. Robot arm incorporates two grippers for staging the loading and unloading during the grind cycle, reducing idle time.
Provides the capability to grind nitinol wire directly off a spool. The feeder pulls and cuts wire to user determined length, and feeds it to the grinding machine.
30 gallon capacity with two removable settling tanks centrifugal pump & filtration package
10' (305 cm), 16' (500 cm) long wire/part loader and unloader interfaced to the machine control. Feeder will pick wires out of a bin, load them into machine, stage next part during grinding and unload finish part allowing hands-off machine operation.
Uses bushings for a burr free cut. Cutting wire after grinding provides the capability of grinding multiple short parts out of one long wire in one feeding operation, reducing cycle time.
Pulls finished part out of grind zone using gripper mechanism and places it in receiving tray. This system is ideal for handling short parts and often used in conjunction with the Wire Cutter.
Wire loader and unloader interfaced to the machine control. Feeder will pick wires out of a bin, load them into machine, stage next part during grinding and unload finished part.
Integrates into cell, built specific for the part.
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