|Grinding wheel wear|
Grinding friction occurred on this machine due to the significant undersupply of lubricoolant supply points. The machine manufacturer tried to cover as many tooth flank geometries as possible with one type of nozzle. This led to a lower lubricoolant speed at the grinding point and to an insufficient lubricoolant supply density.
It was possible to solve these problems by using 2x Grindaix LP-40 (60) Flex needle nozzles in each case. The nozzles led to a sufficiently high supply density and lubricoolant speeds at the grinding gap without further investment in new pumps.
The Return on Investment (ROI) was quickly achieved in a short time by avoiding defective components. Another result of the optimisations was a 10-fold longer tool life!
* 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).