Challenge: The customer wants to decrease cycle time while maintaining tight concentricity specifications for roughing a tungsten carbide pin.
The Glebar PG-9DOD addressed the challenge. The system was configured with dual fixtures, a six-axis robot and bowl feeder – decreasing cycle time by 50% by grinding two parts at a time with dual fixtures. This machine excels at grinding small diameter components which require a tight concentricity specification.
- Parts are fed onto a smart conveyor from the bowl feeder.
- The conveyor orients and spaces the parts.
- Cameras identify imperfections. Bad parts are rejected prior to grinding.
- OD machines normally process one component per cycle.
- We are processing two components per cycle.
- The machine also includes a safety enclosure and recycling coolant filtration system.
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• Part handling is minimized by holding four parts at a time – two raw and two ground.
• Two fixtures OD grind simultaneously — decreasing cycle time by 50%
• Built on a granite base for optimal stability and precision control.