Newcomb Spring has invested in a state-of-the-art, computer-controlled, automated grinding system that efficiently grinds compression springs. This technology enables Newcomb to rapidly grind large runs of springs with precise accuracy, with machinery that reduces operator involvement and improves speed and part compliance.
Compared to less automated grinders, the new grinding system features a computer that controls and monitors grinding levels. During set-up, the operator uses a touch screen interface to enter grinding specification requirements into the computer and can calibrate the grinding wheels to meet very strict customer tolerance requirements. These computer controls greatly simplify the calibration process when compared to traditional grinders, which typically require an experienced equipment operator, who uses hand tools to manually adjust the grinding plates. The computer also controls the grinding system's wheel operation, and can cause the wheels to tip and adjust based on set-up parameters, efficiently grinding each order to meet customer specifications. In addition, the system monitors grinding wheel quality, notifying staff when the wheels need to be serviced.
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