Glebar’s precision centerless, micro, and electrochemical grinding machines are used in the manufacturing of fasteners for the automotive and aerospace industries. All our solutions are designed to allow any trained worker to operate multiple pieces of Glebar equipment simultaneously and provide reliable OEE data.
For applications requiring a burr-free cut or grind we recommend our line of Electrochemical Cutoff and Grinding (ECG) Machines. By combining abrasive grinding with electrochemical machining our machines can provide a stress free, low force cut or grind with no burrs and no metallurgical damage such as recast, heat affected zones, burning, or work hardening. Electrochemical grinders are commonly used in applications where the material is thin, fragile, and heat sensitive such as stainless steel and nitinol tubes.
Our solutions extend beyond precision cutoff and grinding. By reviewing the entire production process, Glebar recommends ways to gain efficiencies leading to increased thruput, reduced downtime, and lower scrap rates. To minimize the number of manual touchpoints, our in-house technicians can integrate automated feeding systems, gantries, six-axis robots, and more. Our Customer Care team provides machine upgrades and support programs designed to increase efficiencies, support your supply chain, and increase uptime.
Glebar can solve any fastener cutoff or grinding challenge. For more information, complete the form below and visit us at IFE Booth 3707!
Glebar has over 50 years of experience delivering cutoff and grinding solutions to manufacturers in the medical industry. Read our case studies to learn how we've solved our customer's challenges while also enhancing their production process.
The customer was outsourcing grinding of components and came to Glebar looking for a way to reduce lead times on parts, reduce costs, and bring grinding capability in-house.
Original challenge was to thrufeed 1-½” diameter, 15’ aluminum tubes removing 0.003”-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 of the tube which could not be ground. This meant that the grind would have to begin in the middle of the tube where the machine had to infeed into that section and then initiate a thrufeed process. The part also had a thin wall that had to be maintained and the grinding process had to be controlled to avoid burning.
Challenge: A tier one automotive fastener supplier needed to grind bolts for a major automotive company automatically at high volume, with a high degree of precision.The customer’s existing process was outsourced and was running one part at a time, resulting in a higher cost for our customer.In addition, quality and consistency of the components post grind was an issue.
Challenge: To grind diameters on parts of many sizes and lengths for a manufacturer of aerospace fasteners. The goal was to provide a solution that gave the customer a machine with intelligence, in-process inspection, ease of use and to maximize up time and production rates.
Challenge: Lack of a clear, simple method to inspect the geometric profile of many components, including titanium aerospace fasteners. Existing systems are slow, unreliable, and complex to operate.