Capable of achieving a surface finish better than 0.2 Ra with run out of less than 2 µm, the new four-axis Anca CPX Linear blank preparation grinder uses the pinch-peel method of grinding.
Simon Richardson, product manager at Anca, says: “We have taken the best aspects of our technology to build a fantastic machine. For example, our specially designed polymer concrete base provides the utmost stability in our grinding process, so we took that and used it in the CPX Linear model.
“We are known for our ongoing dedication to research, as well as our commitment to ensure that Anca technology surpasses customer needs,” he adds. “This is another major milestone in our approach, providing a complementary machine for the full grinding process. Our customers asked and we listened; designing our own blank preparation machine.”
Anca’s LinX linear motor technology for axis motion (X, Y and V axes), in conjunction with linear scales, is designed for a lifetime of operation in harsh grinding environments. LinX motors have a cylindrical magnetic field, which means there is no additional down force on the rails or machine base.
With no temperature variations (meaning no need for a separate chiller unit), and being sealed to IP67, there is minimal wear and tear so that machine accuracy is retained over the lifetime of the Anca CPX Linear.
With a peak power of 43 kW, the grinding spindle for roughing uses a 250 mm diameter wheel, ensuring high-volume stock removal in a short cycle time. The finishing spindle uses a 150 mm diameter wheel supplying a peak power of 9.7 kW.
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