Glebar’s GT-610 CNC Centerless Grinder Delivers Savings for Aerospace Fasteners

Originally titled 'CNC Centerless Grinder Delivers Savings for Aerospace Fasteners '

Setting up eight parts per cycle is the same as setting up one part per cycle on this system.

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Glebar Company developed its GT-610 CNC centerless grinding machine to infeed grind as many as eight aerospace fasteners per cycle with extreme precision and accuracy, the company says.

Setting up eight parts per cycle is the same as setting up one part per cycle on this system. On older technology, setting up that many parts to run at once introduces too much room for operator error and is time consuming. The P4K allows for 100 percent inspection of each part: It scans all parts in a cycle (all stations) and feeds back diameter, including taper and radii, to correct wheel dress shape automatically and for the complete profile geometry. This is done in a matter of seconds, reducing setup time and improving quality control, the company says.
 
The GT-610 CNC is designed for manufacturers to increase their production capacity, flexibility and automation capabilities, all within a small manufacturing footprint.
 
One of the key advantages to the GT-610 CNC is the motorized work rest blade that adjusts the lateral position of the parts (while grinding), which is especially useful for controlling flush head angles and the radius behind the fastener heads. Some enhancements included automation, in-process and offline gaging, auto-offsetting in microns, enhanced wheel dressing capability, an auto dress feature, automatic wheel balancing and acoustic emissions sensing, multiple independent position slide adjustability and incorporating advanced grinding wheel materials that exploited a higher speed grinding spindle on a more rigid and stable machine.