FW-9D

Ferris Wheel / OD Grinder

The Glebar Advantage

By updating the FW-9D with Glebar’s multi axis motion controllers and advanced software, its capabilities improve dramatically. High precision automotive components can be ground to extremely tight tolerances surpassing larger, competing OD grinders at a fraction of the cost and size. 

Touchscreen HMI
Automation
Remote Connectivity
Template Tracing Dresser
Safety Enclosure

Introducing the FW-9D

  • The FW-9D Ferris Wheel / OD Grinder offers a unique version of plunge grinding where the outside shape of the product is ground relative to the center of the part.
  • The ferris wheel machine was designed to process rubber capstans and has since evolved grinding precision bushings, ceramic components such as spark plugs.
  • This unique technique solves the concentricity problem faced by conventional centerless grinding machines. It also allows the machine to have parts staged during a grind cycle.
The advantage this machine has over other processes is the ability to shape components up to 5” wide.

FW-9D Highlights

Cast Iron Bed

Cast Iron Bed

The FW-9D is a compact yet powerful grinder built on a cast iron bed, providing a small footprint and high output.

Workhead Assembly

Workhead Assembly

The machine uses a robust twin grip high precision spindle ensuring part repeatability over time. By using a motorized plate with arbors installed on its circumference as a holding fixture, parts can be loaded manually or by using robots onto the precision arbors. The plate then rotates in a controlled manner into a shaped grinding wheel while the part is being supported and rotated by a regulating wheel. 

Key Features

  • Precision stepper motor positioning head
  • Adjustable load cycle move profile
  • Fully customizable operator interface
  • Ridgid compact design
  • Integration with automation systems and robots
  • Integration with inspection systems.

Specifications

  • Diameter Accuracy : 0.001" (25 microns)
  • Grinding Diameter Capacity : MAX 1.5" (38mm) - MIN 0.25" (6.35mm)
  • Roundness : 0.001" (25 microns)
  • Work Wheel Power : 15HP (11kw)
  • Work Wheel RPM : 2375
  • Regulating Wheel Power : 2HP(1.45kw)
  • Regulating Wheel RPM : 10 - 400
  • Machine Weight : 2000 lbs.
  • Grinding Length : MAX 5" (127mm)
  • Wheel Size : 9" x 5" (229mm x 127mm)

 

Accessories

Contour Work Wheel Dressing Attachment with Storage Box

Contour Work Wheel Dressing Attachment with Storage Box

Includes dresser head assembly, Stylus checking system, slide assembly and platen which mounts on the back of the machine. This system enables the user to dress the grinding wheel while still mounted on the machine.

Template Tracing Work Wheel Dresser

Template Tracing Work Wheel Dresser

Uses a formed template to dress shallow shapes into the grinding wheel. An auto dress version of this dresser available.

Template Tracing Regulating Wheel Dresser

Template Tracing Regulating Wheel Dresser

Uses a formed template to dress shallow shapes into the regulating wheel.

Mist Collector

Mist Collector

Collects and removes debri and dust from the work area.

Off-machine Wheel Balancing System

Off-machine Wheel Balancing System

Comes with arbor, flange with four weights and stand. Balanced grinding wheels are critical for high precision parts.

Post Process Gauging

Post Process Gauging

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.

Part Counter

Part Counter

Built specific for the part; integrated into the cell.

Pressure Washing System

Pressure Washing System

Post grinding, system is integrated into the cell to pressure clean parts.

Robot Pick & Place

Robot Pick & Place

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.

Three-Stage Recirculating Coolant System

Three-Stage Recirculating Coolant System

30 gallon capacity with two removable settling tanks centrifugal pump & filtration package

Select Case Studies

Select Components Ground on a Glebar FW-9D

Below is a sample of select components Glebar has ground, on this machine, over the years. Please contact us and send us your drawing for a personal consultation.

Ceramic Insulator Body for Lean Burn Engine

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Ceramic Insulators For Powerlines
Ceramic Oxygen Sensor
Composite Spindle
Spark Plugs

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General Information

 

Need help or have questions?
Please contact Mark Bannayan at 201-644-2020 or mbannayan@glebar.com.

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