Company Profile | January 1, 1996

Gardner Abrasives

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Gardner Abrasives
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Disc grinding, as it is commonly called, can be either horizontal or vertical depending on spindle orientation. Regardless, Gardner machines feature an easily automated process, with programmed head feeds and/or servo motor control. And these units provide SPC compatible electronic controls for gaging.

Single Disc Horizontal
Single disc grinders feature simple piecepart tooling, and are CBN/Diamond capable. These units remove large amounts of stock in one pass, and eliminate some lapping operations as well as the special tooling required for second-side machining.

Rotary Carrier
With rotary carrier fixtures, pieceparts are traversed in an arc across the grinding wheel. This is the second highest production method. Grinding can be accomplished by a continuous movement of the rotary carrier tooling for high production or using a servo drive for the carrier fixture, tooling can be oscillated while wheels plunge cut towards the part for lower production rates and more precise tolerances. Normally the carrier tooling is a disc with multiple opening to accommodate the piecepart periphery.

Gardner Machine Features:
Wheel support: Abrasive wheel and spindle rigidly supported by the wheelhead assembly and machine column.

Wheelfeed:
Wheelfeed system capable of precise advance of grinding wheelhead, while resisting heavy grinding thrust loads.

Work support:
Workpieces are properly and accurately supported in tooling and brought into contact with abrasive face in the most efficient manner.

Abrasive headsetting:
The angular relationship of the abrasive wheel (headsetting) are easily and quickly adjustable. The precise headsetting once set, remains fixed.

Fixtures:
Power rotated, with indexing mechanism for ease of handling and automation compatibility.

Other carrier tooling include hardened bushings for long wear life and special V-block type carriers with clamped hold-down attachments. Carriers are designed by application engineers to suit the process.

Manufacturing Headquarters
Gardner Abrasives; A Unova Company
481 Gardner Street
South Beloit, IL 61080
VOICE: 815-389-2251
FAX: 815-389-5203