Press Release Summary:
Available for Coborn RG9 CNC 8-Axis Grinding Machine, Robot Automatic Loading System offers 6-axis operation and is capable of 4.5 lb payloads, 36 in. programmable reach, and positioning accuracy of Â±0.0001 in. System features 2 pneumatic grippers and hydraulic clamping system for rotary tools, as well as 2 insert trays, 2 insert plates, and 1 toolholder for ISO insert type tools. Grinding machine includes vision system for tool measurement, automatic wheel dressing, and wear compensation.
Original Press Release:
Coborn Adds New Robot Loading System to RG9 CNC Grinding Machine
Bloomfield, CT October 16, 2008...A new Robot Automatic Loading system
is now available for the Coborn RG9 CNC 8-axis Grinding Machine for PCD/PCBN/CVD grinding for increased efficiency in high production operations, according to Precision International Corporation, the exclusive North American sales and marketing representative for Coborn. The new automatic loading systems offers 6-axis operation with a fully integrated robot controller and is capable of 4.5 lb payloads, 36 inch programmable reach, with positioning accuracy +/- 0.0001". Programming is easy using the RG9 touchscreen.
The system features two pneumatic gripplers complete with gripping fingers for component pick up or handling insert blanks. There are two insert trays, two insert plates and one toolholder for ISO insert type tools and a hydraulic clamping system for robot handling of rotary tools. The RG9 features 8 programmable axes including cross slide X axis and 3 programmable CNC camera axes for PCD & PCBN inserts and round tool grinding. Incorporating an extremely rigid construction to handle high production applications, the RG9 has a larger work envelope to accommodate addition of rotary and linear fixtures for 10 axis capability, enabling it to produce helical ground PCD tools and K-lands on many PCBN and PCD tools. The RG9 is equipped with a unique vision system for high speed tool measurement and automatic wheel dressing and wear compensation. The RG9 runs on a Windows(TM) platform that allows multitasking, enabling operators to write a new program or edit stored programs while the machine is grinding automatically.
An on-board LAN connection provides real-time support and free software updates. Other grinding applications cover grooving and wiper blades, multiple clearance angle tools, rotary tools, reamers, end mills, saws and helical tools with single and multiple flutes.
Neil L. Hollis, President
Precision International Corporation
105 Old Windsor Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Tel. 860-243-0341 Fax. 860-243-3150