Press Release Summary:
Capable of grinding round, eccentric, and step punches up to 6 in., PGX produces optimal grinding results for HSS and carbide punches. Unit is equipped with 30 in. grinding wheel, directly programmable via CNC from 200-3,000 rpm. PunchCam software allows for programming of generic and complex shapes. System also employs digital servo drives, cast iron work head, and automatic wheel balancer. All axes and grinding spindle are direct-driven.
Original Press Release:
PGX - Precise Punch Grinding Machine
Melbourne - The PGX has been specifically designed for punch grinding applications and is capable of grinding round, eccentric and step punches up to 150mm (6"). ANCA PGX delivers excellent grinding results for HSS and carbide punches and is suitable for both conventional and superabrasive grinding wheels.
The large 762 mm (30") grinding wheel provides high stock removal rate and extended wheel life. The wheel speed is directly programmable via the CNC from CNC 200 to 3000 rpm or in constant surface speed ensuring short cycle times. ANCA's specialised PunchCam software, based on Windows NT, provides the highest level of flexibility and easy to use graphical user interface. Wide variety of generic shapes can be programmed simply by selecting a suitable contour and entering a few key dimensions into the dedicated graphical interface.
The standard 2D editor is used to draw custom shapes. In addition DXF and IGES files that contain complex shapes, multiple steps can also be imported allowing instant grinding without any need for additional programming. A combination of tooling options such as dressers (single point or rotary), tailstock (manual, automatic and slimline), and loaders significantly extend the production capabilities of this powerful machine.
Excellent surface finish and contours are achieved via various unique features such as:
· Digital servo drives
· Robust cast iron work head is specially designed for heavier irregular grinding forces required for punch grinding
· Automatic wheel balancer
· All axes and grinding spindle are direct driven
· Diamond dresser roll or single point dresser
· The choice of manual, pneumatic and slimline tailstock
· Spindle power of 22kW (30HP)
ANCA was founded in 1974 to design and manufacture high technology Computer Numerical Controls (CNCs) for the machine tool and metal-based industries. Today, ANCA has become a leading designer and manufacturer of complete, precision CNC tool and cutter grinding machines in a global niche market. With its core values of precision, innovation, quality and technological excellence, ANCA is today an international organisation of more than 300 employees with a robust set of technological and entrepreneurial skills. Offices are located in major cities in Europe, North America and Asia; with dealerships represented in over 25 countries. ANCA continues to understand market demands and produce products and services to benefit its customers.
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