JOB NO. 143
CARBIDE INSERT EDGE PREP
A manufacturer of carbide cutting inserts needed to perform edge preparation in a more timely manner (by adding a small radius to the sharp edge of a cutting tool, manufacturers can increase life and performance). The machine needed to be clean, low cost and have a small, mobile footprint.
- Custom fixtures hold each insert to one of two drive spindles. Spindles are driven by a single electric drive motor via offset belt drive.
- A 2-axis motor slide sweeps across the tool inserts in a programmed motion. Nylon or diamond abrasive brushes are used.
- Horizontal and vertical axes are controlled by electronic linear actuators.
- During cycle, a small dust collection unit works to keep the work area free of debris.
- Base consists of pre-fabricated aluminum extrusion and is quick to assemble.
- Base is on wheels to allow for easy transport.