COLONIAL SAW offers a universal machine, the LC35E CNC automatic tool and cutter grinder, to sharpen straight, spiral and cylindrical tools, including up/down compression spirals, in a single setup.
It handles tooling up to 350mm in length and 300mm in diameter, according to the company. The LC35E CNC has brushless AC servo motors for all five NC axes (A, C, X, Y, Z). The machine boasts a large Z-axis column with THK slides and a 3-hp variable-speed grinding motor with wheel reversal. Its menu-driven program provides a short learning curve for the operator and fast tool setup time. A standard ISO PC-based controller allows for an unlimited number of standard tool programs as well as allowing for free custom programming on ISO code. Contact: Colonial Saw Inc. Tel: 888-777-2729. www.csaw.com
This article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue.