Super-High Production Vertical Grinding Machine Increases Productivity

Originally titled 'Vertical Grinding Machine Increases Productivity'

Taiyo Koki Grinding Machine Company’s Super-High Production Vertical Grinding machine features a two place (PGV-2) or three place (PGV-3) automatic chuck changer that increases spindle run time and reduces part grinding and loading times. 

DMG MORI USA, Inc.’s Taiyo Koki Grinding Machine Company’s Super-High Production Vertical Grinding machine features a two place (PGV-2) or three place (PGV-3) automatic chuck changer. These machines allow for significant increases in productivity by increasing spindle run time and by reducing part grinding and loading times, the company says.

The chuck change time is less than three seconds with the green part being changed outside of the machine while the grinder is running. According to the company, the ability to grind internal and external diameters and faces simultaneously can increase productivity by over 200 percent, with typical increases in spindle run time averaging between 10 percent to 15 percent.

A 50 percent reduction in floor space requirements is realized by reducing the machine count necessary to perform multiple operations by doing them all simultaneously on one machine, the company says. Floor space dimensions for the PGV-3 are 63” (1,600 mm) wide × 90” (2,300 mm) deep.

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