|Grinding wheel wear
|Increase of coolant
The main problem with the audited cincinnati grinding machine was a significantly too low lubricoolant outlet speed below 1 m/s. According to the experience of Grindaix, a lubricoolant outlet speed of at least 7m/s is required in this case. It was possible to increase the lubricoolant outlet speed to over 7 m/s by using a needle nozzle that was adapted to the process. This increased the rate of flow of lubricoolant from 137 to 215 l/min.
* This is an exemplary application. This optimization is application-specific and not necessarily transferable to all machines of this type.
Procedure for a Retrofit Package
1 Coolant Audit
Analysis of machine(s) on site (approx. 5 h per machine) during productive operation. Analysis of pipework in machine room - machine offline just 1 hour. Determination of savings and optimisation potential.
2 Engineering / Composition of Retrofit Kit
Presentation of your current lubricoolant situation, incl. potentials (€/kWh/[l/min]), technical recommendation of retrofit measures and parts list.
Installation of grindaix retrofit kit into your machine tool incl. all mechanical/mechatronic work CE conformity, documentation amendments, liability.
Test of possible improvements with regard to productivity (cycle time), tool life, energy consumption, lubricoolant savings (verification).