Intelligent. Dynamic. Affordable.
These words describe the driving forces behind the newly design SMART-IV Series of CNC surface grinders. They’re also the benchmarks required by the medical, energy, semiconductor, aerospace, mold and processing industries to meet current and future market demands.
With six machine sizes available, this series is capable of producing complicated shapes along with finer finishes, resulting in highly accurate workpieces. The heavy-duty slide rails, one-piece base casting and hardened wheelhead guideways create a solid, rigid machine structure that minimizes vibration, movement and displacement. And the fully enclosed cover design provides more protection, preventing cutting coolant splashing and oil mist dissipation while avoiding grinding danger by completely protecting the operator.
Our grinding machines are designed to be user friendly. And our exclusive next generation SMART iControl incorporates production efficiency, which simplifies operation procedures and greatly enhances the performance of Chevalier multifunctional CNC surface grinders.
SMART iControl features:
Intelligent Grinding Assistant System Sets parameters based on prioritizing the machining process for precision or speed in order to improve application efficiency.
Intelligent Auto Wheel Dressing This function detects when the wheel needs to reach optimal cutting efficiency regardless of operator experience.
Grind CAM Built-in Function Allows users to import CAD files for wheel and part profiles, and convert file data to processing paths. This function allows for greater operator efficiency and eliminates the need to purchase additional software.
SMART Grinding Path This feature automatically minimizes air- cutting strokes during grinding of such irregular shapes as I, L, Z or triangular. It also automatically removes invalid cutting strokes and improves overall processing efficiency up to 40%.
TaskLink+ The operator can use TaskLink+ to quickly see each program name and its corresponding grinding parameters. This mode enables operators to complete and visualize grinding tasks in one program.
In-machine Dynamic Balancing Operator can manually adjust the grinding wheel to reduce grinding wheel vibration and eliminate the surface workpiece ripple to improve grinding quality.
Workable Soothing Function Reduces reciprocating vibrations caused by the X-axis ballscrew to enhance the surface finish of a workpiece.
Combined with TaskLink+, the SMART iControl allows operators to create their own programs for generating complex grinding tasks in a single cycle—without an engineering degree.
The SMART-IV Series also features tools to secure Big Data with Chevalier’s exclusive iMCSTM (iMachine Communications System). Combined with 24/7 data collection, utilization monitoring, data analysis, alarm history, maintenance and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), this software package enhances machine efficiency in the factory while enabling remote monitoring and diagnostics to track machine performance and identify potential problems.
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.
- computer-aided design ( CAD)
computer-aided design ( CAD)
Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.
- computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.
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.
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.