Grinding inspection camera

Grinding inspection camera

March 4, 2019

ANCA Inc.

https://machines.anca.com/
Quality/Metrology

Tool manufacturers use ANCA's iView to take an image of the ground tool using the iView camera and then compare the data with an ideal overlay profile generated by the iView software without having to take the tool out of the grinding machine. This means faster set up time and better accuracy as the ground tool is checked against the tool requirements in one set up.

iView is accurate to 0.002mm (<0.0001") to allow accurate comparison and measurement of the actual cutting tool against the profile. The technology automatically compensates the tool based on the overlay and profile error it is adjusted and re-ground. This process also eliminates any accuracy loss that can occur when tools are transferred between grinding and measuring machines. 

Versatile and accurate one iView camera can be used across multiple machines in the MX, TX and GX/FastGrind range. The new bracket assembly allows the iView camera to be mounted horizontally, inside machines. This means that operators can visually inspect the endface, as well as perform manual measuring functions on endface land widths, lip distances, and chisel angles.

This design can be used with existing iView cameras in the field, as well as new camera assemblies. The camera slides on to the adaptor plate mounted inside the machine and is tightly clamped for measurements.