CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine
Palmary’s brochure features the OCD-3260CAM CNC cylindrical grinder that can grind various special-shaped workpieces.
Palmary’s brochure features the OCD-3260CAM CNC cylindrical grinder that can grind various special-shaped workpieces when combined with accurate C-axis angle control of the spindle. The spindle uses a rotary encoder that offers angle control precision of 0.1µm. A high-speed algorithm controller running PC-based Windows XP enables easy input of third-party software.
Optimizing a camshaft lobe grinding cycle has traditionally been based less on science and more on educated guesswork and numerous test grinds. Now, computer thermal modeling software can predict areas where lobe burning is likely to occur, in order to determine the fastest possible work speed that won't thermally damage lobes and greatly reduce the number of requisite test grinds.
It sounds like a contradiction in terms-between centers and centerless grinding on one machine. But for some categories of workpieces, it's a viable production process that can yield machining time reductions of 45 percent over separate grinding operations.
Advanced grinding equipment gives this shop the flexibility and automation it needs to serve customers with either rapid-response or high-volume jobs.