Thermal Spray, Machining & Grinding
ASB's Newly Rebuilt Mesta Roll Grinder Delivers Superior Performance
ASB Industries has completed a major upgrade on our Mesta roll grinder; one of the company's key pieces of equipment for over three decades. The new upgrades allow ASB to provide extremely accurate two axis grinding for complex roll crowns, incorporating a wide range of thermal spray surfacing options.
ASB's heavy-duty Mesta Cylindrical Grinder was completely remanufactured from the ground up. The machine is capable of processing workpieces up to 60" (1524 mm) in diameter and 288" (7315 mm) long. Upgrades allow it to retain its original capacity and capabilities, with the benefit of numerous usability and performance improvements.
A new Fagor 8065T CNC control system, specially designed for two-axis grinding operations, utilizes autotuning software that allows for fine-tuned grinding processes. The updated controls create more accurate finishes and are fully integrated to achieve two linear axes on both spindles for complex roll crown profiles. Roll profiles can be programmed via G-Code programming, CAD/CAM software, or Fagor's onboard profile editor.
Also added is a Renishaw touch probe for data collection purposes. All roll history data is documented during refurbishments and is transferable to Excel files for easy reference. Data and inspection reports are made available to ASB's customers.