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3/26/2012

Touchscreen Control Station Improves Grinding Operations

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An adjustable touchscreen control station is designed to improve accuracy, quality and ease of operation on Chevalier’s FSG-ADIII series automatic precision surface grinding machines.

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An adjustable touchscreen control station is designed to improve accuracy, quality and ease of operation on Chevalier’s FSG-ADIII series automatic precision surface grinding machines. The machines feature an NC control platform, an 8" high-resolution touchscreen control interface, a graphic conversational function with a surface/plunge built-in grinding program, and a Y-axis, home-positioning function. The control station offers grinding, wheel dressing and automatic compensation without making a CNC program.
 
A matched set of three-axis, needle roller slideways improve accuracy and positioning. The wheelhead and column way system are composed of hardened and ground inserted steel guideways. The low-friction wheelhead guideway system enables accurate feeds in 0.001-mm increments while extending way life, the company says.
 
Machine table sizes range to 15 3/4" × 31 1/2" longitude and 16" crosswise. The maximum distance from table surface to spindle centerline is 24 7/16". The spindle is supported by four Class 7 super-precision angular contact ball bearings. 

 

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