Nov 12, 2019
Ramsey, NJ, November 11, 2019 — Glebar Company, a manufacturer of precision centerless grinding machines, partnered with a customer to reduce lead times and costs by building a grinding solution allowing the customer to vertically integrate. The customer needed a machine that could thrufeed 1-1/2" diameter, 15' aluminum tubes removing between 0.003" to 0.006" per pass. The second requirement was for the machine to be capable of grinding 8' steel tubes which featured a 1" diameter bearing surface in the middle which could not be ground. The tubes had a thin wall that needed to be structurally maintained due to strict surface finish requirements. To meet the customer's requirements, Glebar configured its GT-610 Infeed/Thrufeed Centerless Grinder tailored to these needs.
The GT-610 was the best choice to meet these requirements because of its rigid granite base, multi-axis controller, fully configurable controls, and 8-5/8" wheel width. The granite base absorbs vibration keeping the machine stable while grinding. The multi-axis controller can position both grinding wheel slides to a 0.1 micron resolution. The HMI touchscreen controls are fully configurable, making them operator friendly reducing the amount of training necessary. By using grinding wheels measuring at 8-5/8", the GT-610 grinds efficiently and requires less wheel maintenance.