High Precision CNC Grinding Machine

The Dominator 624 CNC machine is the smallest in a three-model line-up from Jones & Shipman, yet offers the functionality of a high precision grinding cell, the company says. The machine offers creep feed, surface and profile grinding in a multi-axis configuration and the latest GE-Fanuc terminal CNC control from a 2,025 mm x 1,500 mm footprint. The compact size is designed to make the machine especially useful for busy machine shops where space is at a premium, but precision, ease-of-use and high productivity rates are still paramount.

The Dominator 624 CNC machine is the smallest in a three-model line-up from Jones & Shipman, yet offers the functionality of a high precision grinding cell, the company says. The machine offers creep feed, surface and profile grinding in a multi-axis configuration and the latest GE-Fanuc terminal CNC control from a 2,025 mm x 1,500 mm footprint.

The compact size is designed to make the machine especially useful for busy machine shops where space is at a premium, but precision, ease-of-use and high productivity rates are still paramount. The dimensions are achieved by using a cuboid machine bed design and mounting the wheelhead on a carrier assembly to provide the Z axis. The worktable then moves vertically to provide a Y axis. In addition to retaining the maximum grinding dimensions within a confined machine envelope, the cuboid machine bed also contributes to a rigid machine platform.

The worktable is supported from the front face of the bed on preloaded precision linear slides. The vertical movement makes loading parts easier as the workholding drops down to allow more comfortable access, particularly useful when handling large and heavy parts.

A full suite of dressing and grinding programs is available for the machine’s operator. Easy to follow Windows setup pages allow the operator to quickly digitize diamond and wheel positions and with a minimum of mouse or keyed inputs produce a finished program. Graphical images prompt the operator, and spreadsheet-style programming ensures quick and simple input. The option of ISO programming is also available if required.