GA26W Grinder is Equipped with Intelligent Control
Okuma’s GA26W high-speed, compact grinder is now equipped with the intelligent OSP-P300G CNC control that integrates the machine, motors, drives and encoders, allowing for machine performance and customization to suit machining needs.
Okuma’s GA26W high-speed, compact grinder is now equipped with the intelligent OSP-P300G CNC control with open architecture that runs on a Windows-based platform and integrates the machine, motors, drives and encoders, allowing for enhanced machine performance and customization to suit machining needs. The Easy Operation control and touchscreen increase efficiency by letting users toggle between machine operations, programming and wheel preparation screens, the company says.
According to the company, the wheelhead traverse structure gives this CNC grinder a footprint that saves floor space while the design allows various workpieces to be loaded for automation in high production environments. The rigid foundation paired with Okuma’s hydrodynamic wheel spindle allows for heavy-duty grinding.
The grinder is equipped with a standard chatter control function that automatically adjusts wheel speed for machining. The 7.5-kW (15-kW-optional) grinding wheel spindle is ideal for grinding mass produced parts.
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