FCP4 Grinder Produces a Completed Drill

Originally titled 'Grinder Produces a Completed Drill'

From a blank piece of raw material, ANCA’s FCP4 high production drill grinder (FCP4) produces drills from 0.8 to 4 mm and manufactures a complete high-speed steel drill on a single machine, grinding the flute, relief and point to produce a finished drill.

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ANCA’s FCP4 high production drill grinder (FCP4) produces drills from 0.8 to 4 mm and manufactures a complete high-speed steel drill on a single machine. From a blank piece of raw material, the FCP4 grinds the flute, relief and point, producing a finished drill.

The machine will enable a complete drill to be manufactured every 20 to 25 seconds. Up until now a drill has been manufactured on two or three separate machines which is a large investment to make and a big task in changing drill sizes and typically takes several hours and creates waste with scrap setup drills. The CNC capability of the FCP4 is also said to have less changeover and setup times required, making the option of smaller production runs viable.

The FCP4 will be fully CNC operated comprising eight axes, using a principle similar to a Swiss Auto whereby it has a multi-turret, capable of undertaking several operations simultaneously. It uses an ANCA Motion CNC system including AM5C drives, AMI5000 Touchpad, Commander, AMCore and Motion Bench.

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