CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine is comprised of the work platform, grinding wheel base, head stock, and tailstock all fitted in a single casing. The work platform is usually constructed of high-density graphite material with laminated plywood covered with fiberglass to prevent scratches. The work platform is attached to the rear of the grinding wheel base with the help of two bolts. To provide better balance, the work platform must be securely fastened to the base by using high-quality fasteners such as Y-brad.
Grinding of the CNC cylindrical grinding machines is done on both flat surfaces as well as over an edge. It uses two kinds of moving surfaces, namely, plastic cutting band as well as sliding plate. This cutting band allows the work piece to be moved in a circular motion that is parallel to the surface it is working over. The sliding plate is used for transferring the work piece to a flat surface such as sanding block or the work piece’s table. The plastic cutting band and the sliding plate are operating through CNC programmable logic controls (CPC).
The CNC cylindrical grinding machines features two different types of cutting tools and grinding wheels. The first is the rotating disc spindle wheel that features an axial rotation torque of about 0.7 hp at low rpm. On the other hand, the second type is the stationary spindle wheel with radial-polarized cutting path. This feature allows the CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine to cut at fine detail sizes that are difficult to accomplish by any other machining method. The speed and torque of these two types of spindles are adjusted automatically according to current machining requirements.
Another feature of the CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine is its capability to provide a user-friendly operation. This is possible because all the CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine’s functions are controlled by computer software. This is accomplished by the use of a computer-generated program that enables the operator to program all machine processes such as the grinding operation, material removal and material addition. A software control panel and a series of monitor screens are also provided for the operator to check on the progress of the machining operation.
These features make the CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machines more convenient to use. It provides a higher level of accuracy when compared to manual machine machining operation. Manual processes are hindered by the operator’s workload and constant interruptions. The CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine can work even when there are fluctuations in the environment such as high winds and heavy rain.
Some CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machines is available with the use of a modular control system. This type of control system allows the operator to easily change the settings of the CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machines according to his needs. This is helpful to users who want to modify the performance of their machines. With this type of control system, users are able to alter the settings of their machine without undergoing complicated and time-consuming process. For users who are still learning how to operate their CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machines, it is important to use a manual mode in order to avoid mishaps.