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.
The FW-9D is a compact yet powerful grinder built on a cast iron bed, providing a small footprint and high output.
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.
A rotating plate mounted on a programmable stepper motor carries parts to the grinding zone. Up to 16 arbors can be mounted on the plate. Parts with inside diameter are mounted on an arbor. Parts with journals are mounted on a bushing assembly. The plate rotation and position of the parts are fully programmable via touchscreen control. Arbor support fixture locks for tight TIR control.
The FW-9D is controlled by a NEMA 4 rated industrial touch screen computer, interfaced to stepper motors. The touchscreen controls the position of the parts carrying system, the lower slide, and the ram bed. Adjust size feature interfaces with a laser gauging system for auto-size compensation. The system also interfaces with a feeder for full automation.
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.
Uses a formed template to dress shallow shapes into the grinding wheel. An auto dress version of this dresser available.
Uses a formed template to dress shallow shapes into the regulating wheel.
Collects and removes debri and dust from the work area.
Comes with arbor, flange with four weights and stand. Balanced grinding wheels are critical for high precision parts.
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.
Post grinding, system is integrated into the cell to pressure clean parts.
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.
30 gallon capacity with two removable settling tanks centrifugal pump & filtration package
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.
Challenge: To grind a ceramic insulator body for lean burn gas engines for use in cogeneration plants and containerized power generation units. Customer required four diameters as well multiple compound angles and radii to be ground concentric to the ID within .003”.
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.
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