A CNC Two-spindle grinding machine is simply a machine that can perform two different types of grinding operations simultaneously. This type of machine was originally designed and developed for the commercial production of plastic and other precision machining applications. These CNC Two-spindle grinding units are a popular solution for any company that needs to use a grinding machine on a consistent basis, but cannot afford a full-scale milling machine. CNC Two-spindle units are similar to a mini milling machine in that they can be used in any variety of sizes and with different types of spindles. However, while both of these machines are capable of producing high quality results, it’s important to understand what sets them apart from each other so that a consumer can choose the machine that best fits their needs.
A CNC Two-spindle grinder is comprised of a computerized system and programmable logic controls. The computer program is designed and monitored by a professional operator, much like an employee in a metal shop. This allows the machine to quickly and accurately determine the best grinding speeds and also produce the precise specifications necessary for product manufacturing. Typically, the computerized program will have been programmed by the manufacturer or supplier so all it requires is a few simple clicks of the mouse to activate the appropriate grinding operation. With a CNC Two-spindle, this is completely automatic because the user doesn’t even need to be present to initiate the process.
As far as the different types of CNC Two-spindle grinding machines go, there are actually four main categories. These include those that utilize a hand crank; those that have computer programs that control them; machines that utilize a pinion and ball system; and the fully mobile or semi-automated CNC Two-spindle units. In terms of the types of hand cranked CNC machines, there are basically two different types. The first type is an electrical motor powered CNC Two-spindle grinder. The second type is a hydraulic motor which uses an oil seal to keep the grinding wheel aligned with the work surface and the grinding surface itself.
There are a few different benefits to using these types of CNC Two-spindle grinder machines. For one thing, they allow the user to produce more precision than is possible with manually operated grinders because the motor provides a source of consistent power and speed. Because of the consistent speed of the motor and the fact that the two separate halves of the CNC Two-spindle unit can be disconnected without shutting down the rest of the machine, these types of CNC grinders can operate at much faster speeds than their counterparts. In addition to being able to grind at faster speeds, they can also produce more styles of grinding including full-service mini grinders, custom-ground food grinders, and a host of specialty grinding techniques. Because the two separate halves of the CNC Two-spindle unit are disconnected without shutting down the other half, the user can adjust the speed of the CNC Two-spindle grinder to produce grinding results that are exactly in line with the user’s own grinding technique.
Another benefit of using a CNC Two-spindle grinder is that the user can ensure consistent quality of cutters by operating the machine in a specific mode. This is done by disengaging the grinding blade when not performing a grinding operation and setting the machine to a cutting mode when performing a grinding operation. Some machines allow the user to set to either “wear” or “forget” a cutting operation. By using a CNC Two-spindle grinder, the user can ensure that the blade will not need to be engaged again soon after the last cutting operation has been performed.
When used in the fabrication or metal working industry, CNC Two-spindle grinders allow for greater accuracy and efficiency than traditional, hand-operated tools. A typical CNC Two-spindle grinder consists of a computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine that enables users to program various types of cutting schedules into the CNC machine. The CNC machine will then execute these programmed schedules as they are recorded into the CNC Two-spindle. Because CNC Two-spindle grinders eliminate the operator manually entering information into a CNC machine, the accuracy of these types of machines is often more precise than those of hand-operated CNC machines.