| 1 MINUTE READ

Linear Motor Ensures Smooth Axis Movement for Tool Grinders

ANCA Motion’s LinX linear motor technology is designed to provide manufacturers the toolmaking capability to produce highly polished flutes and gash surfaces to improve chip evacuation and aid tool performance.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

ANCA Motion’s LinX linear motor technology is designed to provide manufacturers the toolmaking capability to produce highly polished flutes and gash surfaces to improve chip evacuation and aid tool performance. The smoother surface enables chips to exit more freely, preventing chip packing and material buildup, for example, when machining softer or ductile materials.

According to the company, a highly rigid machine with a cylindrical linear motor, such as the company’s MX7 grinder, assures smooth axis movement, improving the final surface finish on the tool.

The motor ensures no loss of preload or rigidity when grinding tools, and ANCA’s control algorithm eliminates reversal errors and maintains accuracy, according to the company. The company claims that this technology enables grinding to an average surface finish roughness as low as 164.7 nm (0.16 Ra). 

RELATED CONTENT

  • Between Centers And Centerless Grinding In One Setup

    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.

  • Centerless Grinding: Not Magic!

    Achieving consistent and quality results from the centerless grinding process requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals. Most application problems associated with centerless grinding derive from a misunderstanding of the basics. This article explains why the centerless process works and how to use it most effectively in your shop.

  • 10 Things to Know About Creep-Feed Grinding

    Because of the high material removal rate creep-feed grinding can deliver in challenging materials, grinding might not be just the last step in the process—it might be the process.