Press Release Summary:
Ring Profile Grinder, Model GS:RP grinds external profile of up to 10 piston rings at a time. Compound hydrostatic work head maintains ring compression while grinding, eliminating effects of base deflection. Linear scales and serial pulse encoder feedback provide resolution of .000004 in. Machine includes CNC controls and PartSmart(TM) operator interface. Dressing forms, grind paths, and process parameters are pre-calculated and stored in memory.
Original Press Release:
Drake's Introduces High Production Piston Ring Profile Grinder
WARREN, OHIO-Drake Manufacturing's latest Model GS:RP Ring Profile Grinder grinds the external profile of up to 10 piston rings at a time. High production with high accuracy results from a Drake-engineered compound hydrostatic work head, which maintains ring compression while grinding - eliminating the effects of base deflection.
The GS:RP work head performs three functions - clamping the rings, rotating them, and sliding them in and out. The hydrostatic work spindle dramatically improves grinding quality and provides high accuracy and consistency on the ring crown, profile and chamfer. Linear scales and high-count serial pulse encoder feedback provide a resolution of .000,004".
Drake ships the GS:RP with the latest CNC controls and its own PartSmart(TM) operator interface. Program screens are designed exclusively for customer parts. Dressing forms, grind paths, and process parameters are all pre-calculated and stored in memory. Setup time and operator error are reduced while machine utilization is increased. The GS:RP is also fitted with auto loading and unloading to ensure high production and consistent part handling.
Drake Manufacturing designs, builds and services state-of-the-art precision CNC grinding and gear hobbing machines that help maximize productivity, improve quality and reduce production costs for a wide variety of demanding applications.