Real-time automatic disc grinder gage improves Cpk and productivity.
- Thickness range: .09" to 1.5"
- Thrufeed rate: 100" to 300" /min
- Diameter: 1" to 6"
- (Includes part shapes such as squares and rectangles)
Reduce operator intervention, decrease size variation, and improve grinding machine throughput with this fullyautomated, statistics-driven gaging system.
Control Gaging's DD5 Gaging Station provides automatic grinder control based on real-time part size. The dynamic gaging fixture is mounted immediately behind the exit guides. As parts leave the grinder they flow directly into the station and are captured between urethane belts, which transport them through the gage while relieving back-pressure on the machine feed.
As parts flow between the gage contacts, part size data is fed to the D500 Gage Controller. The D500 sends compensation outputs to the machine based on subgroup averages, holding tight tolerances. A more sophisticated trend analysis package is available as an option Intelligent Process Control (IPC) software is designed to fully optimize your machine's capability.
The dynamic gaging fixture is both rigid and rugged, standing up to the production grinding environment. The fixture can be mounted on a linear slide for easy operator access to the machine and exit guides.
Field results show that this gage fixture can handle 24-hour-per-day throughput with minimal maintenance. One of the early adopters of this product found that they could cut from 3 shifts per day to 2 due to the improvement in the grinder productivity afforded by the gage.
DD5 Thrufeed Gaging Station (PDF)
The D500 Gage Controller provides a range of software methods for trend-based size control. The advanced IPC option (Intelligent Process Control) significantly outperforms all other compensation techniques, and can control a machine to its best possible operating capability.