6/19/2018

CAM.2 Micro-Grinding System Handles Long Part Length

Originally titled 'Micro-Grinding System Handles Long Part Length'
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Glebar Co.’s CAM.2 micro-grinding machine combines multi-axis servomotor control, submicron positioning and a 15” touchscreen interface.

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Glebar Co.’s CAM.2 micro-grinding machine is capable of manufacturing complex medical guidewires, dental parts, and small precision parts for various industries. It combines multi-axis servo motor control, submicron positioning and a 15” touchscreen interface.

The micro-grinding machine has a continuous feed system, which allows virtually unlimited part length. Consisting of a pair of direct-drive linear motors, the exacting motion is synchronized by an advanced controller, incurring no loss of precision during part handling. Competing designs must stop, reset, and re-clamp the part, causing them to be inefficient, lose length accuracy and introduce the possibility of defects such as undercuts at re-clamping points. This pair of linear motors is checked by laser interferometer to ensure submicron accuracy.

Using a dual-carriage linear motor part feed system, rather than monitor and react, the position, speed and rotation are under control at all times. This allows the machine to control with a high degree of accuracy, not only the diameter but also the length. The micro-grinding machine represents guidewire grinding, capable of holding tight tolerances.

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