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The GT-610 CNC grinder from Glebar enables in-feed centerless grinding on multiple parts per cycle with an 8-5/8"-wide (219-mm-wide) grinding wheel. The wheel is said to provide more efficient cutting and extended wheel life in through-feed grinding operations. The grinder is well-suited for use in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.
The CNC dresser uses either a diamond roll or single-point diamond tool to form the grinding wheel. The shape of the wheel is programmed through a touchscreen control. The computer interface controls a stepper-motor-driven upper slide for extreme slide positioning, and a laser gage can be connected to the control to automatically adjust for size variation. Additionally, the machine compensates for the gap between the work rest blade and the grinding wheel after every dress. Multi-grit wheels can be used for situations requiring an aggressive cut on the entrance of the machine and a smoother surface finish on the exit side. A granite base provides stability, rigidity and temperature control.
When Grinding Is Like Turning
This shop leverages a high-speed peel-grinding process that resembles turning to effectively grind challenging materials such as carbide. Inherently low grinding forces mean high material-removal rates are possible.