G II Solutions' precision slides operate
in conjunction with a DTS spindle and a CNC system. These components are
used for profiling, forming, and reforming grinding wheels to a programmed
shape. This forming system is necessary when the grinding wheel is a
stationary unit, and the spindle must move to dress or true the grinding
wheel. As are the DTS spindles, the precision slides are compact and are
available in many configurations to serve almost any grinder.
The slide base and saddle are machined
and ground from Meehanite cast iron. Meehanite is different from ordinary
cast iron. It is composed from a denser, finer grain structure, which
assures casting solidity and consistency. It provides the rigidity required
when implementing rotary dressing and truing techniques. Smooth motion is
provided by needle roller bearings.
Slides are driven by a precision, ground,
class C3 or better, preloaded ball screw and a brushless DC servomotor. An
optical encoder is mounted directly on the ball screw for optimum positional
control. Each axis offers positional accuracy better than 0.0001 inch/inch
and repeatability of +/-0.00005 inch.
The CNC controller used to operate the
above system may be supplied by G II Solutions or the system may be custom
designed to fit the customers' CNC package. G II Solutions is an authorized
systems integrator for Fagor Automation Systems and generally uses their
components, unless otherwise requested.