A 1,200 mm-length version of the company’s LT1 CNC shaft grinder accommodates long parts such as camshafts for diesel and L6 automotive engines.
In addition to camshafts, the model grinds small crankshafts, pins and concentric diameters in one set up. The company says this grinder is also useful solution for short-run processing of concentric and non-concentric single- and multiple-diameter shafts.
Capable of grinding speeds as high as 200 m/sec, the machine has been optimized for use with CBN abrasives. Features include a FEA-optimized cast iron bed; linear motor driven, hydrostatic wheel feed system; motorized hydrostatic high speed spindle; and a stiff, linear-guided foot stock with a high speed rotary dresser. The PC-based open architecture control, ergonomic design for manual or automatic loading and 80 mm to 350 mm diameter wheel size contribute to the model’s flexibility, says the company.