The CS1-E Burr Free Electrochemical (ECG) Cutoff machine from Tridex Technology features completely burr-free cutting and very low cutting forces ideal for tubing and heat-sensitive alloys. It cuts at low temperatures producing no heat-affected zones on the part and no work hardening. The CS1-E delivers fast, precise cuts and long wheel life. Visit the Tridex Technology YouTube Channel for video demonstrations.
Stainless steel design is resistant to corrosion, debris, and provides for simple maintenance.
Configurable as right or left handed allowing one operator to run multiple machines at once.
Spindle motor is powered by a 7.5hp (5.6kw) servo motor. The highly precise feed system can be accurately positioned to .0004" (.01mm) and can reach transport speeds of 400"/min (10m/min).
The Electrochemical Grinding (ECG) process removes material with low cutting force increasing wheel life and providing a burr free, stress free part with no heat affected zone.
Glebar prides itself on selling precision grinding machine system solutions, tailored to your specific needs. Below is a small subset of applications, performed on this machine, that Glebar has provided solutions for over the years.
At Glebar, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art applications and solutions, which means we are always engaged in process development procedures to ensure our equipment meets our customers’ expectations.
For example, our customers wanted an easier, more reliable way to check the electrolyte levels of their Tridex ECG Cutoff & Grinding machines without having to engage in the tedious and less accurate manual process. To achieve this, our team developed an enhanced electrolyte tank featuring digital ultrasonic sensors that connect with an I/O link to the HMI screen enabling better grind management, improved grind efficiency, and reduced downtime.
Operators use float hydrometers to measure the electrolyte’s salt density and perform visual inspections of the clean and dirty electrolyte fill levels.
A high-powered laser beam cuts the tubing by melting it leaving a rough edge and slag. Tubes and other parts are typically cut one at a time limiting production rates.
Heat sensitive applications may limit the use of the laser for cutting. Laser cutting leaves recast and heat-affected zones, affecting the tube's quality and increasing scrap rates. Beam deflection when cutting through a tube can affect accuracy and cause damage. Laser cutting is not capable of creating clean and sharp edges. Therefore, time-consuming secondary processes to deburr tubes and remove any debris are required. Delivering a process that cuts tubes to length, maintains a high level of quality and accuracy, leaves no recast or slag, and improves production times.
Zirconium 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.
Deliver a cost-effective process to cut zirconium tubes which reduces the number of steps in production. Zirconium is highly flammable, and a dull carbide tool can cause the material to overheat and catch fire. Zirconium fires are dangerous and very hard to extinguish.
Parts are cut using abrasive cutting saws, conventional abrasive grinding, wire EDM or laser cutting; slow processes resulting in long cycle times. Potential to expose material to high heat leading to heat affected zones, recast, and slag. Requires secondary process to deburr parts and remove any surface debris which reduces productivity.
Design a process that can provide a burr free cut without recast, slag, or heat damage while maintaining a high quality part and reducing cycle time. Reduce the number of steps in the production process.
Tubes are cut one at a time using a standard abrasive cutting saw which leaves burrs. Requires secondary process of wire brushing and tumbling to deburr tubes and remove any debris. Older machines have poor accuracy and outdated safety features. Debris from abrasive cuts cause frequent maintenance issues.
Design a process that can cut multiple tubes burr free simultaneously without damage from debris. Reduce the number of steps in the production process. Provide a machine that won’t deteriorate over time.
Tridex CS1-E Electrochemical Cutoff Machine 02-05-2020
CS1-E Burr Free Electrochemical Cutoff Machine - Short version Tridex Technology A Glebar Company
CS1 Fixture Change Demonstration.mp4
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