More and more manufacturers are switching from manual to CNC grinders. With better lead time and productivity, hands-off programming, higher accuracy and tighter tolerances, automated CNC grinding is quickly becoming a no-brainer for production efficiency.
WHAT IS CNC GRINDING?
Numerical control (NC) is the automation of machine tools operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium. This is in opposition to manual control via hand wheels or levers, or mechanical automation via computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs.
Most NC today is computer numerical control (CNC), which simply means that computers play an integral role in controlling the systems.
WHY DOES YOUR INDUSTRY LOVE CNC GRINDING?
A smooth production line is at the crux of your company's efficiency, productivity and quality output – and nothing slows down a production line faster than inconsistent roll grinding, maintenance and early replacement. So it only takes a shred of logic to see that production efficiency is a path paved by precision grinding.
First, let’s recall the importance of your rolls. Then, we’ll shine some light on that path to production consistency.
Roll barring is a serious blight for rolls used by industry. Not only does it compromise the calender and the life of the rolls, but it also threatens the efficiency of your production line and the consistency of your final product. The quality of your final product (strength and finish) is greatly enhanced with the removal of the barring. In some instances, when the barring gets bad enough, the severe noise also puts your workers at risk.
Adopting ANSI’s (American National Standards Institute) most recent safety standards is vital for your organization – not only for the quality and consistency of your production line, but also for the safety of your employees who are operating those risk-intensive three-roll mills.
Your three-roll mills require precision support for compliance, productivity and safety. And it should all come from one roll service provider: one specialized source for all roll grinding,inspection and maintenance needs.
When you partner with PRG, you get 24/7 access to field service for preventative maintenance, repairs, roll swaps and ANSI upgrades, as well as refurbished and ANSI-compliant three-roll mills for sale.
For a more complete picture of the invaluable industry guidance and ANSI support you get with PRG, we put together a short, informative video.
Over the course of this video, Account Manager Richard Reph provides insight into ANSI standards:
For a more in-depth analysis of ANSI standards and comprehensive advice on optimizing your three-roll mill operations, watch PRG’s 23-minute ANSI compliance webinar on our video resources page.
Ready to turn round into revenue? Click below to learn how Precision Roll Grinders performs comprehensive roll grinding, inspection and repair for the three-roll mill industry.
Our last article introduced three undeniable advantages of choosing a dedicated roll grinding and maintenance provider over an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to service your rolls. Here are three more to add to your knowledge arsenal.
Your rolls are starting to lose their roundness. Your product is starting to suffer, and customers may soon be complaining about runnability. Where do you turn for roll grinding and maintenance that gets you up and running with expert precision and minimal downtime? If you think the answer is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), think again.