Capable of submicron bore sizes and mirror finishes, Nagel Precision’s ECO 40 flexible stroke honing system is suited specifically for low- and medium-volume production applications. The system can be equipped with as many as three honing and post-process gaging stations, and it can finish bore sizes ranging from 3 to 40 mm. The honing spindle and the stroking system are driven by AB servo motors. A compact, gear-driven index table enables part loading unloading during the finishing operation. The system can be either fully automated or tended manually.
An automatic tool wear compensation system is integrated into the post-process gaging system and the honing spindle. The AB servo-controlled system monitors bore size on each part and automatically compensates for tool wear in all the honing stations by making fine submicron level adjustments. According to the company, this ensures increased bore accuracy.