The PGS-100 is a fully programmable pointing and material handling system to manufacture a wide variety of medical device points on tubing or solid wire, such as medical needles or K-wire, using electrochemical grinding technology (ECG). When added to our Tridex SG-1645 or SG-2060 electrochemical grinders, it offers very fast set-up times and can be changed over from one size to another in only minutes. It also facilitates secondary operations such as electro-polishing, bead blasting, slotting, etc. without losing point orientation. Unlike traditional point grinders, it requires no adhesive tape and has the capacity to handle a 100mm (4.0 inches) width of workpieces so it has high throughput for specialty pointing applications. Visit the Tridex Technology YouTube Channel for video demonstrations.
When added to our Tridex SG-1645 or SG 2060 electrochemical grinders, the PGS-100 is a fully programmable pointing and material handling system to manufacture a wide variety of medical device points on tubing or solid wire, such as medical needles or K-wires, using electrochemical grinding technology (ECG).
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.
Kirschner wires, also commonly known as K-wires, are ground using a manual OD grinder.
Low production output, as only one wire can be ground at a time. Changeover between wire diameters is time-consuming, delaying production. Grinding can leave burrs requiring secondary processes to deburr, lengthening production time.
Converted OD grinders with custom tooling and soft grinding wheels all of which wear at a high rate. Setup and changeover time is significant and requires extensive mechanical adjustments. Parts, in most cases, must be taped for handling requiring additional steps in the production process. Primary cut leaves a large ID burr which must be removed in a secondary process step such as grit blasting or electro-polishing. Complex needle points, i.e. Menghini points, require separate primary bevel cut and secondary sharpening, leading to long cycle times.
Develop a solution that delivers a process eliminating taping, pre and post processing, allows for quick set-up and changeover, and is capable of handling all variety of points used in the industry.
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