Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads

July 25, 2013

Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads - TheFabricator.com

Vapormatt has developed a programmable gun crown for use with its Tiger and Tiger+ wet blast systems. It increases the number of recipes that can be programmed for the edge preparation of tooling, enabling multiple tool sets to be honed and polished using the same inline system without the need to change gun heads for different blasting angles.

The programmable gun crown, manufactured from stainless steel, features eight adjustable blast nozzles. The worm gear and cam mechanism, controlled by a servomotor, helps ensure that nozzles move in unison to deliver a blast stream that achieves the desired angle. The HMI unit allows the servomotor to position the guns at any desired angle between 50 and 90 degrees, providing different-edge honing geometry for cutting inserts.



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