Custom Grinders

This edge grinding machine concept utilizes vitrified diamond grinding wheels, two contour following infeed axes, and a part clamping tailstock slide. The workhead grinding spindles traversed only radially to the part. The wheel removing the part face excess material is aligned to the plane of the part gripping surface. This ensured that as the wheel traversed across the part any material above the part face was removed. The wheel removing the excess material on the part radius is held in position using mechanical surface following. The slide is located using a servo drive, with a spring rate matched to the requirements of the material removal to allow mechanical following.