CVG-6 Vertical Cylindrical Grinder Has Pallet Changer
Taiyo Koki Grinding Machine Co.’s CVG-6 vertical universal cylindrical grinding machine with pallet changer is able to grind OD, ID and faces all in one part chucking.
Taiyo Koki Grinding Machine Co.’s CVG-6 vertical universal cylindrical grinding machine with pallet changer is able to grind OD, ID and faces all in one part chucking with machine roundness accuracy of less than 0.00004”. Twin opposing wheel spindles come standard, one larger heavy-duty spindle dedicated to OD and face grinding (uses a 14” diameter wheel) and the other spindle is used primarily for ID and face grinding, the company says.
The grinding machines comes with a six-place ATC that uses the HSK-E100 type quill clamping system. According to the company, standard features include a FANUC F31iB control with GriPS conversational software, twin opposing grinding spindles with three-position turret, high frequency-liquid cooled grinding spindles, gap elimination, coolant system with integrated chiller and magnetic separator, X-axis scale, hydraulic swing up dresser and a T-slot worktable.
An available part clocking station with dummy spindle can be added which allows parts to be rotated and “clocked-in” at the part loading station. Multiple jobs can be ran simultaneously by registering and setting different workpieces outside of the machine which automatically selects programs and tooling for a different workpiece, the company says.
Following these 10 steps can help grinding shops produce high-quality tools, increase productivity, reduce breakdowns and extend machine life.
Centerless grinding is an OD grinding process where the workpiece is supported on its own OD by a work blade located between a high speed grinding wheel and a slower speed regulating wheel with a smaller diameter.
Who says we can’t be competitive on simple parts? The secret for making it happen at one Connecticut shop is the combination of modern CNC Swiss-type machines and good old-fashioned “stick” tooling.