Economical CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder, ANCA

The small footprint ANCA FastGrind CNC tool and cutter grinder is for high-speed resharpening of tools to 9.4” in diameter.

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The small footprint ANCA FastGrind CNC tool and cutter grinder is for high-speed resharpening of tools to 9.4” in diameter. The concept behind FastGrind is to provide the grinding quality and reliability of the ANCA range at an economical cost, according to the company, offering users an extremely favorable price/performance realtionship. The machine offers high positioning accuracies in all five mechanical axes plus an additional four software axes. Linear axes are ballscrew-driven, and the two rotary axes are direct-driven.

Drills, step drills, end mills, burrs, profile tools, routers as well as special tools can be efficiently sharpened with the FastGrind.

The machine uses a double-ended HSK40 wheel spindle, providing flexibility and reducing setup time. Maximum wheel diamter is 8”. A part probing system is standard with the machine, and the ANCA iView tool inspection software package is optional.

The optional iView includes software, which works seamlessly with the machine operating software, and a camera, which mounts easily inside the ANCA grinder. iView has a standard magnification of 300:1, other magnifications can be provided, and the accuracy of the system is 2 micron—more than enough for most tool inspection needs.

All machine axis saddles are made from a single-piece casting resulting in extreme rigidity and reducing vibration during machining, the company says. The grinding spindle is also mounted on a single-piece casting. A fire supression system, manual steady and manual hydraulic Schunk chuck are additional options.