Rush Machinery Inc. has introduced the Model FC-2000 and Model FC-5000 Polycrystalline Tool Grinders that allow for manufacturing and regrinding of PCO, CVO, PCBN, carbide and HSS tools. These machines grind angles and radii on standard and special turning and milling inserts, boring tools, milling cutters, grooving tools, reamers and other special tools. The rigid construction with a 3-hp variable-speed grinding spindle allows vibration-free grinding and fast stock removal.
Both the Model FC-2000 and the Model FC-5000 feature a video optical system with 15x to120x (zoom) magnification and a black-and-white video monitor. The company said this system provides a higher magnification and/ or a larger field of view than most machine-mounted optical comparator systems. In addition, the video camera moves with the worktable for easy set-up and for inspection during and after grinding.
The Model FC-5000 is a larger, more versatile machine than the FC-2000. In addition to all of the capabilities of the Model FC-2000, the Model FC-5000 features vertical grinding spindle travel, a wheel travel range of 500 mm and an oscillation stroke of 70 mm. The Model FC-5000 is designed also for grinding reamers, drills, end mills, and multistep form tools.