A CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine is a computerised, fully automatic tool which makes extremely fine cuts or produce light laminates with excellent finish. It’s worth noting that this machinery uses an electric abrasive wheel for the actual cutting process. The word CNC stands for coin-operated computer numerical control. This machine can be programmed in such a way that it performs specific tasks automatically. Such tasks include drilling, milling, slotting, honing and polishing and so on.
Most of us are aware that CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machines uses two wheels to carry out the working operation. It has a sliding plate positioned above and one below the chuck that acts as a working piece and a guide for the rotating action. As the working piece moves up and down, it guides the chuck to strike the work piece directly and vice versa.
The CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine consists of various parts. The first of these is the spindle. This spindle can either be horizontal or vertical. The horizontal variety is usually preferred over the vertical ones because it offers a wider range of motion for the machining operation. It can also be adjusted to carry out operations at different speeds and it also has a greater capacity than the vertical ones.
Next, we come across the in-line guide or the spindle guide. This is another part of the CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine that carries out the work. It allows the work to be placed precisely where it needs to be and the workpieces are appropriately lifted from the chuck. Another major component is the wheel spindle, which is responsible for the turning and positioning of the workpieces. These workplaces are then moved to the cutting area and the grinding wheel then grinds them to perfection.
The final component we will discuss is the workhead. The workhead is the metal plate on which the workpiece is fastened and it is usually made from either aluminum or steel. Depending on the type of material to be used, the workhead may also have various options included in its design. Some common options include diamond studded grind, ceramic tile, granite stone, brass plate and chrome square.
A CNC machine offers several advantages and benefits. First of all, they provide high quality, creative and precise grinding process with less physical stress to the user. They can even adjust the speed and torque freely according to the users’ needs and specifications. Finally, they provide high-speed operation, which guarantees faster creation of intricate patterns with minimum mistakes and greater accuracy. The best thing about a CNC machine is that they can be easily maintained with regular scheduled maintenance sessions.