MIDAS Series OD Grinder
High production multi-spindle grinding
The Weldon Midas series of CNC cylindrical grinders are designed to satisfy high production applications either between centers or in a chucking mode. These machines also provide the flexibility to grind a variety of part configurations with minimal set-up. Rotary and linear axes are sealed from airborne contaminates providing unmatched longevity in carbide and ceramic grinding applications.
Available with either a straight, angular or turret style wheelhead, the Weldon Midas machines can grind outside diameters, shoulders, faces, tapers, and radii, sometimes in a single set-up. Properly equipped, a Weldon Midas is ideally suited for high speed “Peel” grinding with CBN abrasives. Additionally, a programmable “C” axis package can be provided to accommodate non-round grinding applications.
Typical applications include bearing shafts, gear shafts, spindles, hydraulic spools, crankshafts, camshafts, wheel hubs, and large bushings.
Our Midas series models are ideal machines for SiC grinding as they can be configured with many options. They are designed for long-term performance in harsh environments with challenging materials.
The Midas series features a rotating turret, including angled and straight wheels for the boule face and diameter.
Our programmable C-axis option allows us to grind the primary and secondary location flats based on the X-rayed grain angle of the boule. Also, the onboard Renishaw probe provides angular and dimensional verification. With our Vertical Spindle option, we can create a horizontal notch required in some SiC boule applications.
Throughout our history, Weldon has collaborated closely with our customers in all industries to provide a solution for manufacturing SiC microchips. Contact us today to learn how we can implement SiC grinding into your production practice.