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Drake Mfg. Services
4371 N. Leavitt Rd., Dept. 101
Warren, OH, 44485 1147
Drake Ships Steering Worm Grinder to European Automotive Supplier
WARREN, OH - Drake Manufacturing Services Co. has recently shipped a GS:TE-LM 200 Steering Worm Grinder to a European automotive parts supplier.
The machine will finish grind the thread geometry on a steering worm shaft. It is equipped with Drake's Smart Spindle(TM) technology which features an acoustic emissions sensor mounted in the high-speed spindle. This sensor detects the sound of the wheel touching the part to within less than one micron. In effect, the wheel becomes a probe for the part automatically equalizing stock on both sides of a thread groove. The result is a significant improvement in setup, quality and productivity.
The GS:TE-LM 200 is also equipped with a Part Load Verification System. The robot picks a part off the pallet and places it in a measuring fixture in the machine. Measurement sensors detect a particular feature on the part and determine if it is correctly oriented. Once verified, the part is placed in the collet and grinding begins.
Drake Manufacturing Services Co. is recognized globally as a market leader for designing, building and servicing state-of-the-art precision CNC thread, worm and profile gear grinders as well as rack and thread milling machines.
For further information,
Contact: Nancy Halliday, Marketing Mgr.