TX7 spindle speed increaser
Wixom, Michigan – The Spindle Speed Increaser enables customers to grind polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tool blanks with greater speed and efficiency. Available as an accessory to the TX7 or TXcell, the Spindle Speed Increaser can spin small diameter grinding wheels at speeds up to 42,000rpm.
Duncan Thompson, ANCA product manager said: “Our customers wanted the flexibility to use grinding wheels of under 10mm diameter, so we have introduced the new Spindle Speed Increaser to meet this need. Getting the right wheel surface speed is a critical factor in efficient grinding applications and this new accessory will enable our customers to create high quality tools across an even bigger range of applications.
The speed increaser can be changed out automatically in the same way as a regular wheel pack, allowing it to be used with other grinding wheel packs.
In PCD tool blank preparation, a standard wheel pack and rpm can be used for operations such as fluting and relief, while the speed increaser accessory can grind the smaller PCD pockets. This means all operations only require one machine setup to manufacture a completed tool, saving time and increasing efficiency. To complement this, ANCA provides dedicated PCD pocket software that allows the user to quickly and easily define PCD pocket geometry on a given tool.
The spindle speed increaser is available as an accessory on new or existing TX and MX range of machines. It requires no special changes to a standard TX7 or TXcell, adapting directly into the main spindle’s big plus taper system.
Source: ANCA Inc.