Okuma has developed the GA26W and GP26W cylindrical grinders with wheelhead traverse systems that improve ease of use in small footprints. These high-precision cylindrical grinders improve productivity in a wide range of applications from high-mix, low-volume manufacturing to mass production.
The GA26W and GP26W were developed to provide stable grinding accuracy, space savings, “changeless setup,” and better ease of use.
The Okuma-developed non-round plain bearing (hydrodynamic wheel spindle) enables both heavy-duty and highly accurate grinding to achieve stable high precision over the long term. The GA26W and GP26W boast high floor-space productivity thanks to a compact design with a machine width of 2,510-mm, the narrowest in the class. With the use of a new NC tailstock, they can respond flexibly to high-mix workpiece jobs. Ease of use is improved even further with the new OSP-P300GA CNC that allows multi-touch operation and the GAP interactive programmer.
The GA26W and GP26W grinders deliver high floor-space productivity, ease of use, high accuracy and high reliability, contributing to improved productivity in globally increasing automobile and mass production parts manufacturing.