Ideal for grinding taps and other small cutting tools
Equipped for production thread grinding of parts from 1mm to 10mm diameter by up to 100mm long, Drake’s GS:TEM-100 “Mini” Thread Grinder is ideal for grinding small forming or cutting taps, and is aimed at higher volume, precision threaded parts manufacturers in the cutting tool, automotive, aerospace and small electronics industries.
In addition to taps, the Drake GS:TEM-100 excels at grinding thread rolls, thread gages, worms, ball screws, and aerospace fasteners.
Drake’s forming and cutting tap software, small diameter wheel (200mm) and low-mass wheel axis provide intricate control over the shape of a form tap’s lobes and relief. Drake also provides multi-rib rolls for form or cut taps with topping and chamfer features.
If you’re grinding …
- Small Taps
- Thread Rolls
- Thread Gages
- E-Steering Components
- Aerospace Fasteners
…the GS:TEM-100 deserves a look.
Robot Load System
The Drake robot load system is programmed into the machine control by Drake. With three pallets, the system provides consistent handling and maximum throughput for increased productivity and long, unattended runs. The loader will place parts in an inspection portal for periodic verification.
With a cell-friendly footprint, the GS:TEM-100 is easily integrated into manufacturing cells. Only 1.2 m wide x 1.8 m deep and weighing 3,000 kg, it can easily be moved around the shop with a forklift.
PartSmart™ Menu Driven Software
Like all Drake grinders the GS:TEM-100 comes equipped with Drake’s PartSmart™ menu-driven software with customer’s parts pre-programmed into its system. No programming knowledge is needed. The operator simply follows the screen prompts and enters the values.
|Typical PartSmart™ Menu Entries|
|NUMBER OF STARTS||00||LEAD||00.00000|
|THREAD HAND||L/R||THREAD LENGTH||00.00|
|BLANK O.D.||0.0000||SIZE COMP||0.00000|
|TOTAL DEPTH||0.0000||TAPER COMP||0.00000|
|WHEEL DIAMETER||00.00||FINISH STOCK||0.0000|
|ROUGH PASSES||00||FINISH PASSES||00|
|ROUGH WHEEL m/s||00000||FINISH WHEEL m/s||00000|
|ROUGH WORK mm/m||000||FINISH WORK mm/m||00|
|DRESS COUNT||00||DRESS WHEEL m/s||0000|
|DRESS AMOUNT||0.0000||DRESS FEED mm/m||00|
|ROOT RADIUS||0.000||ROOT FLAT||0.000|