The TL1 is a dual-purpose machine that may be used to generate the final cutting edge on SCD tooling after processing on Coborn’s PG machine ranges, or it can be used to prepare a grinding wheel before use.
TL1 - Dual Purpose Table Lapping and Wheel Preparation MachineThe TL1 is the latest addition to Coborn's single crystal and natural diamond processing range of machinery. The TL1 is a dual-purpose machine that may be used to generate the final cutting edge on SCD tooling after processing on Coborn’s Planetary Grinding machine ranges, or it can be used to prepare a grinding wheel before use.
To enable the PG machines to produce high-quality SCD tools, new wheels need to be prepared correctly. This process can take several days and during that time the premium grinding machines will not be producing tools - or profit. The TL1 is a cost-effective solution to this problem. Wheels can be prepared while the precision machinery continues to produce tools uninterrupted. One TL1 can provide prepared wheels for many grinding machines.
The second function of the TL1 is for table lapping to produce the final cutting edge either for new or repaired SCD tools. This process is a more hands-on operation but still releases the more expensive machinery to enable continued tool production. The TL1 features a fixed stop which allows the tool to be returned to the same position to continue the lapping process after it has been removed and examined.
The TL1 offers a cost-effective solution to dramatically improve productivity by performing the more basic operations. The software is user-friendly, touch-screen based and is developed in-house by Coborn’s controls systems experts. The bespoke Coborn software provides an intuitive operator interface. The machine replaces the need for skilled, manual bench work and no specialist training is required.
Machine Dimensions (w x d x h): 1233mm x 1117mm x 1515mm
Machine Weight: 195kg
Main Spindle: 0.25kW
Speed Range: Programmable 12,000 rpm lap spindle
Grinding Wheel: Ø86mm metal bond wheel
Pivot Spindle: Manual pivot, 9° movement left/right
Electrical Requirements: 230V ± 10%, single phase
Camera Inspection: Image displayed on touch screen
Floating Table: Manual weight change; maximum weight 4kg
Programmable Traverse: 100mm of travel
XYZ Adjustable Fixture: 25mm in X, 25mm in Y, 100mm in Z and tilt capabilities of ± 20°
XYZ Camera Fixture: 25mm in X, 25mm in Y, 25mm in Z