Rollomatic’s fully interpolated 6-axis tool grinder

Rollomatic’s fully interpolated 6-axis tool grinder

August 31, 2020

Rollomatic Inc

http://www.rollomatic.ch
Grinding/Abrasives

Rollomatic’s GrindSmart model 630XW machine has new and innovative capabilities relating to the production grinding of solid carbide boring bars and other stationary cutting tools. Boring bar grinding on the Rollomatic 6-axis tool grinding machines offers exceptional flexibility in comparison to conventional single-purpose grinders. With its 6 fully interpolating CNC axes and a 6-station wheel/nozzle changer, the machine can easily be adapted for individual boring bar designs, both for short and long runs. The compact and versatile design allows full interchangeability between boring bars, inserts, and round tools.

The following operations can be performed on the GrindSmart series in one operation, including flipping the tool:

  • Profile grinding
  • Grinding of rake face
  • Grinding of coolant flat
  • Grinding of neck
  • Other brand-dependent features

While the machine can grind any large-size boring bar, its capabilities extend to miniature turning tools, boring, threading, grooving, and facing tools. Both right hand/left hand and ahead/behind center can be produced with equal ease. Rake angles can be ground in 2 planes. Additionally, quick-change features can also be added to the grinding operations. Compared to dedicated insert grinders, the GrindSmart 6-axis series together with the wheel/nozzle changer offer the highest available flexibility for grinding a variety of boring bars and other stationary cutting tools, while maintaining the ability to switch over to round-shank tools within minutes.

  • Radius contour accuracy, due to mechanical and software features, as low as .0001" (2 microns)
  • Pick-and-place robot, eliminating tool damage after grinding
  • Wheel and nozzle changers with 6 positions or 16 positions. Each wheel pack can accommodate up to 4 wheels
  • In-process rotary dressing, automatic sticking device available
  • Linear motion control on CNC axes
  • Desktop tool design software with 3D tool simulation, 3D machine animation with collision warning
  • High level of functionality, speed, freedom in tool design and user-friendliness