Pallet Changer Increases Productivity of Grinder by Improving Spindle Runtime
The CVG series vertical universal cylindrical grinding machine parts can be loaded onto a fixture outside of the machine while the machine is running.
The CVG series vertical universal cylindrical grinding machine with an optional pallet changer from Taiyo Koki Grinding Machine Company, a DMG MORI company, is available in three different part-swing diameter sizes: 25.5", 37.5" and 53". The machine is able to grind OD/ID and faces all-in-one part chucking with guaranteed machine roundness accuracy of less than .00004". The machine has opposing twin wheel spindles. One is a larger, heavy-duty spindle dedicated to OD and face grinding that uses a 14" diameter wheel, and the other spindle is used primarily for ID and face grinding. Both grinding spindles are high-frequency.
The optional pallet changer increases productivity by improving the spindle runtime. Parts can be loaded onto a fixture outside of the machine while the machine is running. Machinists can add an available part-clocking station with a dummy spindle, which enables parts to be rotated and “clocked-in” at the part-loading station. Machinists can run multiple jobs simultaneously by registering and setting different workpieces outside of the machine, which automatically selects programs and tooling for a different workpiece. Being able to run different jobs through the machine at the same time improves productivity and throughput.
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