Our versatile precision grinding machines are workhorses which require a smaller footprint than similar machines yet excel in demanding high production environments where the name of the game is high volume at low cost. Glebar engineers can tailor a mining and/or energy precision grinding turnkey solution, complete with a series of pre- and post-grind inspection steps, ensuring the product going into the Glebar machine meets the requirements of the final ground product with guaranteed accuracy.
Challenge: To process carbide and polycrystalline diamond with complete automation, conserving grinding wheels and using little power, all on a machine within a small footprint
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”.
Challenge: To accurately grind alumina spacers used in nuclear power plant control rods. The length of the components are extremely critical to the efficiency of the fuel rod. The components need to be processed at a high rate and length verified for all parts.
Found at the highest end of the GT‐610 series spectrum, the GT‐610 CNC High Precision Automated Infeed/Thrufeed Centerless Grinding System excels at grinding a wide range of materials and is the complete "lights‐out" solution for applications where a high degree of automation, data gathering and gauging feedback is required.
The GT-610 Automated Infeed/Thrufeed Centerless Grinding system can be custom fitted with automation. This system is the ideal option for when infeed applications do not require a CNC dresser and for the vast majority of thrufeed applications. The GT-610 excels at hard metals and composites, producing carbide blanks, spools, bushings, and engine components such as automotive fasteners and valve lifters. It can also effectively size down metal bars.
The GT-610-SD is a highly automated infeed/thrufeed multiple pass machine with a cleaning station, inline gauging and automatic size compensation, designed for use on hard materials. This machine is ideal when a high degree of data gathering is required along with a desire to limit consumable usage. Applications include PCD drill bits and hard carbide components for drilling industries. It is available with enclosure (as shown).
The P4K Gauging System is the fastest and most accurate profile metrology system available for long parts or multiple short parts and is the gold standard quality control device for the measurement of guidewires. As a setup reduction device (for the GT-610 CNC), the P4K scans and provides feedback of the entire component geometry for all parts in a cycle to automatically correct the grinding wheel dress shape (correcting the wheel dress shape from any measurement device is patent-pending).This is done in a matter of seconds, drastically reducing setup time and improving quality control. For other compatible Glebar machines, (GT-610, GT-610 SD, CAM.2 and GT-9AC) the P4K serves as a closed-loop quality control device that feeds back diameter to the control system for automatic size compensation. From titanium fasteners to medical guidewires, the P4K system has you covered.
The PG-9DHD Centerless Form Grinder produces multiple parts from a single piece of material, in addition to grinding pre-formed parts to finished shape with extreme precision. Examples of applications are carbon fiber components, fuse bodies, golf balls, drumsticks, felt pen nibs, check valves for pumps and valves, and insulators for electronic components.
The PG-9BHD is a hydraulically-driven centerless Form grinding machine designed to form multiple components from rod or preformed parts. Examples of parts ground on this machine include carbon fiber and Teflon® (PTFE) components, golf balls, check valves, drumsticks, deodorant balls, pen nibs, ceramic balls, rubber balls, billiard balls, and more.