Time-Saving, Easy and Flexible: Why the GDS µGrind ANCA Workholding is a Smart Investment

February 20, 2024 10:19 am

The GDS µGrind ANCA collet adaptor is designed with the highest level of consistent accuracy and improved productivity in mind.

A wide range of collets helps to accommodate most applications.

The performance of any process relies on the performance of its individual components. This is particularly relevant in the grinding of precision tools. The increasing need for extreme accuracy and tolerances, as well as competitive and labor pressures, result in the demand for accessories that are more precise, easy to use and maintenance-free.

A selection of good quality, easy to use workholding that provides minimal and consistent runout is one of the prerequisites for successful grinding, resulting in quality tools and happy customers – once again reinforcing that the quality of the whole process relies on the quality of all its components.

ANCA has partnered with GDS, a renowned German manufacturer of high-quality precision accessories for grinding and machining processes. One of their flagship products is the µGrind workholding, which is now available from ANCA’s distribution network. The µGrind has been customized to suit the requirements of ANCA grinding machines and can be set up in a matter of minutes.

GDS ANCA uGrind fitted to the ANCA FX Linear machine

Benefits of the µGrind workholding:

  • Time saving – thanks to minimal and consistent 2um runout which provides consistency over large batches and collet changes.
  • Easy and fast setup – it only takes minutes to get the µGrind ready for grinding and readjustment between collet changes is not needed. Concentricity and wobble adjustments are easy to perform.
  • Flexible – a suite of compatible collets with form factors to suit almost all applications is available. µGrind comes in two form factors (standard and long nose) to suit almost all applications.

Flexibility – GDS µGrind comes in two form factors

µGrind performance has been tested in real-life applications and the results are very consistent. A test was performed over a large batch of 6mm tools where runout was measured before and after grinding at 2.5 x Ø and 10 x Ø. Even with thousands of clamping and diameter changes, the runout remained virtually unchanged.

The GDS µGrind ANCA workholding is a smart investment that will serve you for years to come. By saving time and improving tool quality, this translates into satisfied customers and better business outcomes.

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