Model FC-700

July 01, 2011

Rush Machinery offers the large capacity Model FC-700 Series Diamond and CBN Wheel Truing and Dressing Machine. The Model FC-700 series is designed for truing and dressing of flats, angles, and radii on diamond and CBN single wheels and multiple wheel packs for wheels up to 28" (700mm) standard, with an option to 42" (1070mm) in diameter. Use of the Model FC-700 series allows for increased efficiency and accuracy by dressing wheels properly, offline of the production grinding machinery. The machine is simple to operate, quick, accurate and cost-effective.

The heavy-duty one-piece cast iron base provides extra rigidity and minimizes vibration. Standard features include a computer-driven vision system with a software program specifically designed for the FC-700 series truers and their various applications; an automatic power zoom; and, a 2-axis DRO for measurement.

The Model FC-700 series is available as a manual machine (FC-700W) or a semi-automatic version (FC-700EX). The FC-700EX utilizes an advanced PLC control for semi-automatic wheel dressing cycles, thereby freeing up the operator for other nearby tasks.

The customized video software platform makes high-tolerance truing and dressing easier than ever before. In addition to the auto-zoom capabilities, this system allows magnification levels from 15x to 60x as standard; and, an optional high magnification system that allows from 30x to 120x, giving the benefit of true continuous in-process optical inspection while you work.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.

  • dressing

    dressing

    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.

  • grinding

    grinding

    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.

  • truing

    truing

    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

    vision system

    System in which information is extracted from visual sensors to allow machines to react to changes in the manufacturing process.

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