Tools (in order of workpiece flow):
1 calibrating head that will either:
Square up the edge of the part or
Square up the bottom edge of the part
Lower 45 degree beveling diamond tool to remove excess material
Upper 45 degree beveling diamond tool to remove excess material to prep for shaping
1 oscillating head (current a diamond tool but can be a polishing head) that creates the shape of the edge. We only use this on bullnose edges and on edges with a radius larger than 5 mm.
7 polishing heads that put the polish on the edge. The pressure of these can be adjusted to fine tune the edge dimensions and is typically determined at set up.
2 lower beveling polishing heads
2 upper beveling polishing heads
1 drip cut blade
The machine can do multiple thicknesses from 12-100 mm. Some common edge types that we create and polish
3 mm top and bottom
0.5-1.0 mm bevel on top and bottom
3mm top and 0.5-1.0mm bevel on bottom
12 mm radius on top and bottom
Any radius top and bottom
Shark nose essentially a large radius that connects to a smaller one
The saved programs:
Ihave been told that hundreds of Programs can be stored on the machine to make a quick selection to change between edge types.
Air: 6-8 bar at 250 L/min
Water: Consumes 180 L/min when all ports are opened
Oil: 300 L of Hydraulic fluid