PG6 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
The PG6 is an automatic, ultra-high precision grinding machine that is designed specifically for processing natural or synthetic single crystal diamond (SCD) tools. A world-first engineering solution for the precision manufacture of controlled waviness and complex geometry tools using high quality air bearings for both wheel spindle and the pivot. Programming is extremely simple and minimal training is required.
The PG6 features a new closed loop nano-stop for more accurate finishing of the radius form and the high resolution PoE camera is used in conjunction with an improved optical lens system to enable tool measurements and geometry validation. The updated system provides a quick exchange for optional lenses. The enhanced vision system positioning stages are equipped with 1um resolution micrometre heads for ease of use and more accurate positioning.
The output power of the lap spindle is increased by more than double, compared to its predecessor the PG4, to enable higher grinding loads and the PG6 is equipped with an LED light source with dual fibre optic goose-neck delivery allowing more precise positioning of the lighting. The optional extraction unit with dual suction points facilitates the removal of any diamond particles to create a cleaner working environment.
Coborn offers a number of optional, enhanced software packages for the PG6, which include;
Curve Block – To enable the processing of elliptical, hyperbolic, parabolic and cubic forms.
Profile Block – To generate a concave form with multiple blended radii.
Contour Block – To generate a concave form with a single radius.
Helical Block – To generate SCD end mills with primary and secondary cutting clearances.
K-Land Block – To perform a negative cutting edge around the flanks and radius of a tool.
The floating table position is monitored using a five nanometre resolution scale. This measurement is plotted against the pivot angle enabling the operator to identify any points of excessive push-off. The PG6 also features acoustic tracing. A touch probe is supplied to enable audio monitoring of the grinding process. The machine enhances this well-established technology to plot a graph of amplitude against pivot position giving a visual representation of any variations.
Machine dimensions (w x d x h) – 790mm x 1310mm x 1900mm
Control tower dimensions (w x d x h) – 680mm x 610mm x 1910mm
Machine weight – 800kg
Control tower weight – 160kg
CNC control system – CNC control with Intel i7 processor running Coborn .net software on a Windows platform
Grinding wheel spindle – 2.0kW 0 – 12000 rpm programmable liquid cooled high-precision air spindle
Grinding wheel – Ø 85mm Metal bond wheel or cast iron lap
Pivot spindle – High-precision air spindle with radial error ≤ 0.00005mm
Process inspection – Coborn integrated camera inspection system X60 to X600 magnification
Electrical requirements – 380 / 220 3phase 50/60 Hz 16amps
Mechanical options – Rotary axis (RM) programmable, Coning spindles (CS) manual, Work piece clamping systems
Software options – Rotary module, Profile contour deviation, Controlled/low waviness, Dxf.import (profile grind)
• For coning, cylindrical grinding and index positioning • Programmable rotation to 0.001° • Collet chuck to suit tools up to Ø16mm • Other adaptors available
• High quality, porosity free • Extremely long life, designed for dry grinding • Dynamically balanced to gyroscopic tolerances
• For top lapping of SCD tools after radius grinding • Re-sharpening worn tools and general facet work • Adjustable planetary motion allows ‘set and leave’ operation
• Microscope with image analysis software to measure tool radius and radius waviness • Generates custom designed QC graphical data sheets which can then be supplied with the associated tool
• Synchronized pivot, planetary, traverse, infeed and rotary (RM) motions • Profile contour deviation