Marposs (Auburn Hills, MI) has announced the availability of its P1dWB, an entry level grinding wheel balancing and process monitoring system. This new system is intended to replace Marposs’ electronic systems E78 and E82. Designed with full backwards capability, the P1dWB features new functions such as pre-balancing and spectral analysis of the imbalance. The system can also manage a single balancing head and simultaneously an integrated acoustic sensor (if present) both for flange (FT) and spindle (ST) models. The P1dWB balancing system helps control the intensity of vibrations on the grinding wheel to automatically compensate for imbalance, helping to improve the quality of the parts being ground, specifically their surface finish and geometry. Machining cycle times can also be optimized. Features include:
- Availability in three versions – rack, stand-alone and remote panel, so that it can be installed outside of the machine tool or integrated in the operator panel.
- A user-friendly 4.3-in. touchscreen with a tool for data backup, restore operations as well as the ability to act as the HMI if the system is used with a personal computer rather than a panel.
- A multi-level log-in function for secure management of data and settings, and a self-diagnostic function that quickens troubleshooting.
The P1dWB is ready to install on your grinding machine, with no need to modify the control logic; it is supplied with a dedicated accessories kit that ensures the "plug and play" replacement procedure is simple and quick.