CNC Forming Grinder Enables Automated Grinding

Amada’s Winstar SP (V-spec) grinding machine features CCD camera-based automatic measurement and compensation, as well as an NC-controlled ballscrew and direct longitudinal table drive designed to enable automated grinding.

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Amada’s Winstar SP (V-spec) grinding machine features CCD camera-based automatic measurement and compensation, as well as an NC-controlled ballscrew and direct longitudinal table drive designed to enable automated grinding. Based on the company’s Wingace and Winstar machines, the grinder is said to improve performance and precision, and is suitable for medical, semiconductor and electronics applications.

The CCD camera and software can measure shapes directly on the machine, eliminating the need to remove the workpiece. The software then automatically calculates compensation values based on a target profile and the measured workpiece shape.

The form grinder also features a column-type, three-plane independent structure, including a T-bed with an elongated slide and column base. The low-vibration, oil-cooled spindle motor with an oil bath cooling function helps control thermal displacement and is said to enable mirror surface finish capabilities. The machine’s worktable measures 550 × 200 mm and accommodates a maximum weight of 150 kg.

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