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Archive for March, 2014

Weldon’s Newest AGN4 Straight Wheelhead CNC Grinder with Automation

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Rick Holberg

agn4-2A major Aerospace Component Supplier selected Weldon Solutions for precision OD, radius, and shoulder grinding turnkey for proprietary work parts. This Weldon model AGN4 incorporates a full turnkey for over forty different part numbers. Machine tending automation features a 6-axis robot and a dual pallet tray system for part presentation and exit.

Vitrified CBN abrasives are used in this application, conditioned with a Weldon design ring dresser mounted on the work head spindle.

Straight oil coolant was specified for maximum wheel life. A chiller is included to address thermal variations and a fire suppression system is included for safety.

System features:

  • Fanuc model 0i-TB CNC Controller
  • Renishaw lateral locator, wheel head mounted
  • PRAB PFA-80 coolant system
  • Airflow MP4 media type mist collector
  • SBS automatic wheel balancer
  • Dittel acoustic sensor system
  • CGI model D100 in-process gage system
  • Fanuc 6-axis LR Mate 200-

Weldon Solutions offers a full line of CNC OD, ID, and combination grinders. As a Fanuc Robotics integrator Weldon can also address your machine tending, material removal, material handling, and packaging/palletizing needs.

Weldon’s Newest AGN4 Angled Wheelhead CNC Grinder

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by Rick Holberg

agn-angledA prominent Pennsylvania-based Contract Manufacturer selected Weldon Solutions for precision radius grinding turnkey.

This model AGN4 incorporates a full Weldon turnkey of grinder, coolant filtration and chiller, mist collection, automatic lateral locator, automatic grinding wheel balancer and formed ALOX grinding wheel. An angle wheel approach is used to permit grinding the corner radius on a valve spool in a single plunge.

System features:

  • Fanuc model 0i-TB CNC Controller
  • Renishaw lateral locator, wheel head mounted (shown)
  • Airflow MP4 mist collector
  • SBS automatic wheel balancer
  • 4” MicroCentric pneumatic sliding jaw chuck and Norton grinding wheel (shown)

Weldon Solutions offers a full line of CNC OD, ID, and combination grinders. As a Fanuc Robotics integrator Weldon can also address your machine tending, material removal, material handling, and packaging/palletizing needs.




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