Creep Feed Grinding
Winbro’s FGC 2 delivers levels of productivity and profitability considerably greater than can be obtained from conventional creep-feed grinding machines. The FGC2's main features include:
—Dressing position and part position always remain constant, allowing an easy changeover routine to reset an existing part.
—Built in wheel changer allows for quick change of wheels.
—48-position ATC allows for combination of grinding, milling, drilling and probing tools to be stored.
—Twin diamond roll arbour with option of 2 x twin arbours. Each unit offers 260 mm active diamond roll width (520 mm with 2 units) which allows multiple jobs to be set without changing diamond rolls.
—Twin coolant nozzle system for component cooling and grinding wheel cleaning. The system offers reduction in forces and increase in tool life of 30% compared to single nozzle option.
—Use of the newly developed Winbro Viper grinding wheels improves profile holding by 30% while containing forces and reducing thermal load on the component.
—Very low consumable cost per part compared to other grinding methods.
—The vertical spindle configuration allows easy access for the operator and less restriction on part size.
—Linear scales are fitted to all 3 main axes, and direct encoders to the 4th and 5th rotary axes