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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.


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