The Glebar Advantage

The larger area of our 8-5/8" (219mm) wide wheel removes more material, faster and with better surface finishes than competing machines. Bearing support on both sides of the wheel and a rugged work rest blade holder eliminates deflection and provide the proper support and alignment for heavy grinding and close tolerance work. Designed with longevity in mind, our machines are still working at customer sites around the world, decades after they were made.

For a more advanced version of this machine with linear encoder, motorized slides, and touchscreen control, explore the TF-9DHD. For a plunge grinder version of this machine, explore the PG-9BHD.

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Introducing the TF-9BHD

  • The TF-9BHD is a manual infeed/thrufeed centerless grinder – small in footprint, but not on capabilities.
  • Utilizing an 8-5/8” (219mm) wide work wheel, it is able to remove more material, faster and with better surface finishes than similar machines with shorter wheels.
  • The TF-9BHD can be configured with an automatic loading/unloading system for a complete turnkey medical catheter grinding solution.
  • While Glebar offers a range of advanced solutions to address medical guidewire challenges, the TF-9BHD offers a basic solution for grinding simple guidewires. Add an optional auto-retract cylinder, which uses a single sensor and the existing infeed handle, to automate the process.
  • The TF-9BHD can also grind metal, plastic, ceramic, carbide, glass/crystal and wood. Offering simple machine setup and size adjustment, the TF-9BHD has proven itself with customers large and small around the world in the aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer and other industries.
TF-9BHD is extremely versatile workhorse and excels at grinding plastic medical catheters and is also a good option for basic medical guidewire grinding.

TF-9BHD Highlights

Machine Bed

Machine Bed

TF-9BHD is placed on a stable cast iron bed. Like other Glebar machines in this class, the TF-9BHD boasts a high output while maintaining a small footprint.

Independent Slides for Easy Setup

Independent Slides for Easy Setup

Upper and lower slides are hard-chromed for long life, and feature turcite gibs for very smooth operation. The upper slide features a large, easy to read dial indicator (inch or metric) for simple size adjustment. Lift the convenient infeed handle and the rapid infeed screw quickly retracts the upper slide, eliminating the possibility of flat spots on infeed parts. The independent lower slide moves the work rest and entire upper slide assembly, allowing for quick repositioning following a work wheel dress.

Turnkey Medical Catheter Solution

Turnkey Medical Catheter Solution

The TF-9BHD spreads the grind out over 8+ inches (200+ mm) providing superior surface finish when grinding catheters. Even on mixed durometer plastic tubing, this can be achieved in one pass. By using a multi-grit wheel, the machine can both rough and finish the same part in one operation. An optional pressure washing system eliminates the potential for scratching on soft materials like catheters, by removing loose grains from wheel. It can also be use to clean the wheel between dressing. Combine this with our automatic loading/unloading system for a complete turnkey solution

Key Features

  • Simple machine setup and size adjustment
  • Simple wheel removal and replacement
  • Reliable hydraulic system
  • Variable speed regulating wheel drive
  • Independent upper and lower slides
  • Hard-chromed dovetail slides with Turcite gibs
  • Rugged work rest blade holder
  • Carbide-tipped work rest blade

Specifications

  • Grinding Diameter Capacity : Min 0.002" (0.05mm), Max 4" (100mm)
  • Roundness : 0.0001" (2.6 µm)
  • Work Wheel Diameter : 9" (229mm)
  • Work Wheel Power : 7.5HP (5.6kW), 10HP (7.5kW), or 15HP (11kW)
  • Work Wheel RPM : 2400
  • Work Wheel Length : 8-5/8" (219mm)
  • Regulating Wheel Diameter : 4" (100 mm)
  • Regulating Wheel RPM : 10 - 400
  • Machine Footprint : 47”x39”x50”(119x99x127cm)
  • Machine Weight : 2085 lbs.
  • Grinding Length Stock : No Limit

Accessories

Bowl Feeder

Bowl Feeder

Designed to part specifications and integrated with machine controls. Custom feeding is available built to part specification.

Conveyors

Conveyors

Built specific to the part, Glebar offers a variety of conveyors which move parts through the process seamlessly and quickly.

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.

Pressure Washing System

Pressure Washing System

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

Quick Change Gripper (patent pending)

Quick Change Gripper (patent pending)

For rapid changeover from one set of part holding grippers to a different set (i.e. 8 station to 5 station). The entire gripper assembly is easily disconnected, lifted out of the keyed mount, and then dropped into the next mount and reconnected.

Roller Outboard Support

Roller Outboard Support

Supports and facilitates the material rotation at the entry and exit sides of the grinding machine. Typically used in a thrufeed operation.

Straight-line Regulating Wheel Dresser

Straight-line Regulating Wheel Dresser

Available in manual and hydraulic version.

Three-Stage Recirculating Coolant System

Three-Stage Recirculating Coolant System

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

Select Components Ground on a Glebar TF-9BHD

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.

Catheter Bodies
Dialator
Medical Guidewires
Nuclear Fuel Pellets

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General Information

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Please contact Mark Bannayan at 201-644-2020 or mbannayan@glebar.com.

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