Universal Vertical Thread Grinder
This new technology changes everything.” Addressing these market forces, Mitsui Seiki developed a completely new, industry-first universal thread grinder design configuration. It offers improved accuracy, speed, performance, and multi-functionality over conventional horizontal thread grinder designs. The new VGE60A is categorized as a “universal” machine because different grinding operations can be performed. In addition to thread grinding, the machine can now perform spline, gear, OD, surface, and edge grinding operations in a single setup. This can save customers significant production time while improving overall part accuracy. Newly designed features such as an automatic grinding wheel changer, automatic wheel guard, a CNC-controlled wheel dresser (to accommodate various shaped wheels) vastly improve productivity. Infinitely programmable grinding wheel tilt angles from +45 to -90-degrees provide increased grinding application opportunities. The vertical orientation of the work enhances overall precision Elimination of workpiece “sag” is the principle contributor to increased precision. As with any industry today, the value of floor space and operator ergonomics are important design influences. The new vertical configuration requires 33% less floor space than a similar capacity horizontal grinder, and allows for improved human interface with the complete work zone. The VGE60A accommodates a maximum grinding length of 600mm and an overall shaft size of 80mm diameter (with the largest dia. wheel) and 700mm long. The machine is compatible with both oil and water-based coolants.
- programmable grinding wheel tilt angles from +45 to -90-degrees
- requires 33% less floor space