Press Release Summary:
Model GL4 has box-type, ribbed foundation for rigidity and thermal stability. Hydrostatic/hydrodynamic STATÂ® bearing technology, in wheel head, eliminates metal-to-metal contact. Grinding-specific control comes with pre-programmed cycles for plunge and traverse grinding. Floating plate mechanism supports both X and Z-axis ballscrews, and prevents transfer of run-out to table or wheel head during simultaneous 2-axis operation.
Original Press Release:
Toyoda Machinery Shows Multi-Task CNC Cylindrical Grinder at IMTS 2002
Arlington Heights -- June 1, 2002 -- Toyoda's GL4 cylindrical grinder offers flexibility through ease of set up and programming for a variety of parts.
In design, it is a heavy-duty machine capable of large-lot grinding without sacrificing precision or service life. A box-type, ribbed foundation provides rigidity and thermal stability. Toyoda's patented STAT ® bearing technology (a hydrostatic/hydrodynamic combination) in the wheel head eliminates metal-to-metal contact at rest and during rotation.
The grinding-specific control comes complete with many pre-programmed cycles for plunge and traverse grinding. It even guides the operator through set-up, grinding, dressing and maintenance.
A special "floating plate" mechanism supports both X and Z-axis ballscrews. The plate prevents transfer of runout to the table or wheelhead during simultaneous 2-axis operation. Both straight and angle wheel versions are available.
*For a demonstration of the GL4, visit Toyoda at booth # 8018 during IMTS 2002.