• Overview
  • In Use
  • Technical Details

Coborn Diamond Grinding Wheel For Pcd PcbnBrushing Machines for Edge Honing

Coborn’s BM2 & BM3 brushing machines are designed to remove the extreme sharpness from the ground edges of PcBN and PCD tipped inserts and tools.

Grinding scratches can result in stress raisers and lead to premature edge cracks. Edge brushing removes these scratches and gives a tougher, more stable tool edge and thus a longer tool life.

All PcBN tools should be edge brushed before use as this improves tool life by a factor of 2 or 3 times.

The BM2 & BM3 brushing machines key characteristics are:
• BM2 – 3 station machine
• BM3 – 1 station machine

There are two options for the main brush drive of each machine:
• Type A – Precision ‘Coborn’ spindle
• Type B – Economy motor

The brush used is made with a natural bristle which provides excellent durability. Fine micron diamond powder, typically 4-6μm particle size, is mixed with ‘tallow’ (a natural animal fat) or other suitable synthetic grease. This paste is applied to the brush.

The inserts are held on the work table in carrier plates (shrouds) with suitably shaped cut-outs.

The brushing process and brush rotation direction are controlled by programmable timers so that consistent results can be obtained.

The Machine In Use

Typically, up to 100 inserts can be brushed in one operation on a 3 station, BM2 machine. The complex, planetary motion of the insert holding ‘pods’ combined with the motion of the brush produces a uniform edge hone. The depth of the hone radius is controlled by adjusting the brushing height (pressure) relative to the top surface of the inserts. The width of the hone is controlled by adjusting the brushing time.

Technical Details

Characteristic BM2A BM2B BM3A BM3B
MACHINE
- Machine type 3 station brushing machine 3 station brushing machine Single station brushing machine Single station brushing machine
- Total machine weight 237kg 237kg 235kg 235kg
- Number of stations 3 3 1 1
BRUSHING DRIVE
- Type Coborn precision spindle Motor Coborn precision spindle Motor
- Speed range 1000 rpm (max) 1000 rpm (max) 1000 rpm (max) 1000 rpm (max)
- Power 0.55kW 0.55kW 0.55kW 0.55kW
- Brushing direction Reversible Reversible Reversible Reversible
- Brushing direction programmable 0 - 30 secs 0 - 30 secs 0 - 30 secs 0 - 30 secs
- Brushing pressure Adjustable Adjustable Adjustable Adjustable
CARRIER TABLE
- Insert carrier table rotation Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Insert carrier rotation speed 1 - 6 rpm 1 - 6 rpm 1 - 6 rpm 1 - 6 rpm
- Individual carrier rotation Yes Yes Yes Yes
TIMERS
- Timer setting range 1 minute - 100 hours 1 minute - 100 hours 1 minute - 100 hours 1 minute - 100 hours
- Typical cycle time (on PcBN inserts) 1 minute 1 minute 1 minute 1 minute
BRUSH
- Brush type Natural bristle Natural bristle Natural bristle Natural bristle
- Brush body Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium
CARRIER PLATES
- Thickness 2.5mm as standard 2.5mm as standard 2.5mm as standard 2.5mm as standard
- Carrier material Steel Steel Steel Steel
- Formats available Most ISO insert formats Most ISO insert formats Most ISO insert formats Most ISO insert formats
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS 220/240v single phase 220/240v single phase 220/240v single phase 220/240v single phase

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
1. Replacement brushes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2. Tallow (natural grease to hold diamond) Yes Yes Yes Yes