Ideal for tool manufacturers, grinding wheel manufacturers, and production grinding facilities, the economical Model FC-250W Diamond/CBN Wheel Truing and Dressing Machine from Rush Machinery Inc. is for truing and dressing flats, angles, and radii on diamond and CBN single wheels and multiple wheel packs.
The Model FC-250W allows for increased efficiency and accuracy by profiling, modifying profiles and truing wheels properly — offline of the production grinding machinery. The machine is simple to operate, quick, accurate and cost effective.
Standard features include a computer-driven vision system with a software program specifically designed for the FC-250W and its various applications; an automatic power zoom; and a 2-axis DRO for measurement. Fully enclosed slides and ways result in minimal wear for long machine life. The heavy duty one piece cast iron base provides extra rigidity and minimizes vibration.
Options include an AZP (Automatic Zoom Positioning) computer controlled 2-axis slide for camera positioning, an automated version with PLC and servo control for truing wheel infeed and pivot axes, a dust collection system, and quick-change spindle adapters for most CNC and manual grinders.
Related Glossary Terms
- 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.
- 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.
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
- grinding wheel
Wheel formed from abrasive material mixed in a suitable matrix. Takes a variety of shapes but falls into two basic categories: one that cuts on its periphery, as in reciprocating grinding, and one that cuts on its side or face, as in tool and cutter grinding.
Machining vertical edges of workpieces having irregular contours; normally performed with an endmill in a vertical spindle on a milling machine or with a profiler, following a pattern. See mill, milling machine.
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.
- vision system
System in which information is extracted from visual sensors to allow machines to react to changes in the manufacturing process.