Modern Machine Shop
Designed for grinding medical and dental burrs, the eight-axis Model 8350 combination burr/cutting tool grinder is a turnkey production system with an upgraded, automatic pick-and-place loader for lights-out production. The grinder uses the Windows 7 operating system and version 7 of the company’s proprietary software, which is said to support advanced graphics capabilities that allow the use of an optional 15" touchscreen LCD monitor. The software is also said to enable users to quickly customize tool designs and view tools on the machine’s monitor for real-time, 3D simulation.
Other features include AC servomotors and drive amplifiers; networking capability; the ability to grind multiple part lengths and sizes in one pallet setup; automatic wheel compensation; capacity to store as many as 10,000 part programs; production monitoring/parts counting features; and software for designing custom burr shapes.