Rush Machinery will showcase a range of equipment at the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) including wheel truing and dressing machines, CNC and semi-automatic carbide rod cut-off machines, and a CNC carbide rod chamfer machine.
The machines can be viewed at Rush Machinery’s booth #237233 during the show at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 12–17.
Wheel truing and dressing machine
The FC-350W Wheel Truing and Dressing Machine with optional guarding. The FC-350W is designed for ease and efficiency in truing and dressing of flats, angles, and radii on diamond and CBN single wheels and multiple wheel packs. The FC-350W allows the user to dress the wheels’ diameter, profile, and sides without taking the wheel pack apart. The optional guarding has four clear acrylic pivoting sections that allow for easy access. A retrofit may be performed by a Rush service engineer if requested.
The machine also comes installed with RushVision, a software designed to make truing and dressing easy and customizable. RushVision aids in high precision, high tolerance work, and truing complex forms and radii up to 2” (50mm). The software includes drawing templates for most common wheel shapes and allows users to import from CAD via a USB port or networked PC.
‘Auto-cut’ cut-off machine
The CNC “auto-cut” carbide rod cut-off machine can double the production rate for cutting carbide and hardened steel rod when compared with manual cut-off machines. It has easy-to-use CNC controls with a touch screen operator interface.
Parameters can be quickly set for rod diameter and length. The machine automatically loads and cuts rods from a large capacity magazine. The capacity of the “Auto-Cut” is .055” (1.4mm) to 1-9/16” (40mm) diameter carbide rod, up to 16” long, and it comes standard with a flood coolant system.
Rod chamfer machine
The CNC Carbide Rod Chamfer Machine is designed for chamfering blanks for carbide and HSS cutting tools. The machine features user-friendly HMI programming for easy setup and easy-to-use CNC controls with a touch screen operator interface. The machine has a magazine loader for long periods of unattended operation, freeing the operator for other tasks.
The compact Chamfer Machine automatically loads rod sizes of 1/8” to 1” in diameter and lengths of 1-1/2” to 7”. Manual loading capacity up to 1-1/4” in diameter and 10-1/4” in length.
Semi-automatic rod cut-off machine
The Easy-Cut semi-automatic carbide rod cut-off machine is designed for quick and easy cutting of carbide rod and tool ends with diameters between 1/8 inch to 1 ¼ inch.
Built-in the United States, the Rush Easy-Cut is fully enclosed and available in semi-automatic or manual models. The semi-automatic model features PLC controls, pneumatic clamping, hydraulic in-feed, and an LCD readout measurement. Also great for high-speed steel, the company says.
Related Glossary Terms
Machining a bevel on a workpiece or tool; improves a tool’s entrance into the cut.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- computer-aided design ( CAD)
computer-aided design ( CAD)
Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
- cubic boron nitride ( CBN)
cubic boron nitride ( CBN)
Crystal manufactured from boron nitride under high pressure and temperature. Used to cut hard-to-machine ferrous and nickel-base materials up to 70 HRC. Second hardest material after diamond. See superabrasive tools.
Removal of undesirable materials from “loaded” grinding wheels using a single- or multi-point diamond or other tool. The process also exposes unused, sharp abrasive points. See loading; truing.
- high-speed steels ( HSS)
high-speed steels ( HSS)
Available in two major types: tungsten high-speed steels (designated by letter T having tungsten as the principal alloying element) and molybdenum high-speed steels (designated by letter M having molybdenum as the principal alloying element). The type T high-speed steels containing cobalt have higher wear resistance and greater red (hot) hardness, withstanding cutting temperature up to 1,100º F (590º C). The type T steels are used to fabricate metalcutting tools (milling cutters, drills, reamers and taps), woodworking tools, various types of punches and dies, ball and roller bearings. The type M steels are used for cutting tools and various types of dies.
Minimum and maximum amount a workpiece dimension is allowed to vary from a set standard and still be acceptable.
Using a diamond or other dressing tool to ensure that a grinding wheel is round and concentric and will not vibrate at required speeds. Weights also are used to balance the wheel. Also performed to impart a contour to the wheel’s face. See dressing.