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Glebar Launches the CAM.3 Micro Grinder

Glebar introduced the new CAM.3 micro grinder featuring faster speeds and feeds, a larger diameter wheel, increased capability and connection to the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Applications include medical guidewires with flats, multiple tapers, hex shapes and other complex geometries, and CAM.3 offers additional capability suited for applications such as K wires, bone pins and other orthopedic and sports medicine implants, instruments and single-use disposable products.

CAM.3 can grind lengths ranging from 0.005” to 0.375” in diameter. It can be fitted with a 6-axis robot within the enclosure, providing additional axis and automated capabilities. The work head can be tilted up to 5 degrees to grind sharp corners and true threads, and the dual carriage linear motor feed system powers the collets which can spin up to 250 RPS.

Built on a 6,500-lb. mineral cast base for vibration dampening, CAM.3 can easily produce parts, repeatedly, to sub-micron accuracy. The positioning of the work wheel, main spindle and collets can be programmed using the touchscreen HMI which features a large 16:9 aspect ratio. IIoT-enabled sensors can be built in to monitor temperature, pressure and vibration of key mechanical components.

The enclosure includes safety interlocks and the machine is CE Certified for the European market. The base includes embedded air and oil lines, and the electrical enclosure includes a built-in AC cooling system. The CAM.3 comes with MTConnect capability, is OPC UA compliant and is ready for Industry 4.0. The CAM.3 controller can be expanded to add peripherals such as loaders, inspection gages and other automation types.

Glebar built the CAM.3 for speed, to help customers increase production rates and maximize uptime.

Glebar CAM.3 Micro grinder
Glebar Company CAM.3 Micro Grinder