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Weldon’s P175 Automated Flat Grinding Cell

Posted on: January 14th, 2016 by Rick Holberg

BoogerA mid-western manufacturer selects the Weldon P175 for automated flat grinding, deburring, and laser engraving on cylindrical parts. The parts are presented via a dual pallet station, and loaded with a floor mounted Fanuc M10i-TD robot. Custom end-ofarm tooling is used to load the part into a 4” pneumatic sliding jaw chuck. A post-process gage communicates with the Fanuc CNC for size compensation on a trend basis. The fully automated cycle under gage control can produce roughly 67 parts per hour.

System Features
• Fanuc tending robot
• Telesis laser engraver
• Cognex camera
• ATI deburr unit
• SBS automatic wheel balancer
• Dittel acoustic sensor system
• Jenoptik post-process gage
• St. Gobain vitrified CBN grinding wheel
• Weldon Jet wheel cleaner
• MicroCentric 3-jaw chuck
• Machine mounted PC for data collection

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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