ExactDress Wheel Dress Process Control Card
SBS ExactDress reduces dressing time and increases wheel life for both profiled and standard grinding wheels. It uses SBS AEMS proprietary acoustic sensor technology to monitor the high frequency signals generated on the grinding machine structure during the dressing process. It compares the current AE process signal of a wheel dress to a stored Reference waveform of a known good dress to determine and report when the dressing process has been successfully completed, maximizing the efficiency of the dressing process.
Setup is easy. Simply dress a wheel to teach the system the AE Reference waveform of a successful dressing process. The system maps the process into time slices or “zones,” indicated by a bar graph on screen. The system displays progress and informs the CNC control when the entire dress process has completed successfully.
ExactDress also includes gap and crash control. It can also detect and report an abnormal contact within milliseconds, allowing the in-feed to be stopped, avoiding a crash, damage or injury.
ExactDress monitoring permits the operator or CNC control to (1) determine if the wheel is being dressed fully across its width, (2) control the aggressiveness of the process, and (3) maintain the quality of the dressed wheel while conserving process time and wheel material.
- Cut cycle time and increase productivity
- Eliminate excess dressing
- Automate dressing in-feed to prevent crashes and damage
- Improve wheel surface quality with precise monitoring
- Extend life of dressers and spindle bearings
- Enhances features of the AEMS