Challenge: Customer wants to increase output for steel taps used to drill threaded holes as used in the machining and tooling industry. In addition to speeding up the throughput time, achieving the exact tolerances is critical for the component to create the proper threads.
Solution: Glebar’s automated GT-610 CNC Infeed Centerless Grinder configured with integrated step feeder and pick and place overhead gantry met the challenge. The customer was previously using an old Cincinnati machine and was only able to grind one component at a time. The compact and versatile GT-610 CNC is an easy-to-operate turkey solution doubled the production output by grinding two parts-per-cycle.
- Step Feeder stages the parts two at a time.
- Easy-to-operate HMI Controls.
- Overhead pick-and-place gantry handles two parts simultaneously.
- Laser Sensors check the part’s position.
- Parts are Centerless Infed Ground two at a time.
- Vitrified Wheel grinds parts to specification.
- CNC Dresser ensures all tolerances are maintained.
Step Feeder stages the parts two at a time.
Easy-to-operate HMI Controls.
Overhead pick-and-place gantry handles two parts simultaneously.
Explore | GT‐610 CNC Infeed/Thrufeed Centerless Grinding Machines
Found at the highest end of the GT‐610 series spectrum, the GT‐610 CNC High Precision Automated Infeed/Thrufeed Centerless Grinding Machine 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. In addition to our 10″ work wheel design, Glebar is now offering an ABEC 7 twin-grip work wheel spindle design (with 12″ work wheel option) on the GT-610 CNC for increased rigidity, faster component processing speed and larger diameter parts.