Introducing the TG-12×8 Centerless Grinder, and BTW, IMTS Ships in a little more than 3 weeks

Jul 31
2014

August 1, 2014 has arrived and Royal Master has been awaiting this day for a while now. All 50 employees of Royal Master Grinders are proud to introduce the Model TG-12×8 Centerless Grinder. This machine has all of the accuracy as our TG-12×4 series, but with twice the wheel width.

When Royal Master Grinders set-out on this project, we were adamant that we would not be re-branding the current models with Fancy names or stretching existing designs. We wanted to manufacture the most robust system possible, conceived from the spindles outward. If your looking for a summary at a quick glance, this pretty much sums up this system:

• 12” diameter Grinding Wheel 8” wide, 8” Diameter Regulating Wheel, 8” wide
• Applications up to 3” Diameter
• Micron Tolerances
• Conventional Sizing system, Thrufeed Microsize Adjustment, Air Over Hydraulic Plunge system, Servo Operated infeed, Hi-Accuracy CNC
• Machine weight 4000 lbs
• Twin Grip Ridged Spindle Designs
• Bedrock Platform of 8” thick granite as standard equipment
• Servo Driven Regulating Wheel drive as standard equipment,
• Easy to use Ram bed swivel design and work rest holder advancement system.
• Permentely mounted dressers, stepper motor and ball screw cross drives
• Dressing systems available:
o Air Sensing Dressers ( Standard Equipment )
o Automatic Dressers for both Grinding and Regulating wheel
o Over the wheel CNC Dressing for both Grinding and Regulating wheel
o Rotary Diamond disk CNC grinding wheel Dressing
• Ram Bed Swivel design that incorporates Turcite antifriction material for smooth friction free diameter adjustments
• Cam Out capability at an affordable cost.
• Automation from operator assist devices to fully robotic systems

At IMTS we will be grinding on two separate systems, a Thrufeed microsize system, and a Hi-Accuracy system. Both will be displaying demanding applications, thrufeed grinding titanium bars, and infeed grinding an industrial gearbox part. Both system will have loading options on them. The Thrufeed machine will have a outboard bar stock support. The Hi-Accuracy machine will have a pick and place loading system with outboard conveyors.

We have more in our 40’ x 40’ booth at IMTS, we have four other machines. We will also have our TG-12×4 BEDROCK centerless grinding system with a new enclosure system. this new enclosure is very streamlined and will meet many of the stringent health and safety standards that companies have in place. This machine will be grinding a fluid dispensing valve, robotically loading and unloading. After unloading from the grinder, we will be gauging, and re-palletizing the parts. We are very excited about showing this machine off, especially the new enclosure.

I have below some photos of us preparing for the show so far!

The first part that was made for the TG-12×8 Machine! The main spindle….

The day the Base Arrived at Royal Master for the TG-12×8

A quick assembly when the Ram Bed was finished ground

Regulating wheel spindles ready to go out and get wheels molded to them

Regulating wheel mounted in the housing with Servo Drive and gearbox

John Memmelaar Sr reviewing the Hi-Accuracy Machine’s Ram bed with one of our Engineers

Thrufeed Machine Getting ready for photos

Our TG-12×4 Bedrock Enclosure Arrives!

Teamwork Bringing it in!

Stop Back to see More updates for the Show and more about the TG-12×8 machine

What’s under the box?

Jul 15
2014

What’s under the box? August 1, 2014 we will lift the box off on one of the coolest projects that Royal Master has undertaken. Its started about a year ago and from there we have had a great time developing this project, it was not work, it was fun. Simply put, we are taking our core ideals of machines and redefining them to put the centerless grinders market on notice. On August 1, 2014 we will introduce to the world a New Royal Master Grinders. In the meantime if you can guess whats under the box before August 1, 2014, e-mail me and if you get it right I’ll send you an Royal Master Stain Steel coffee tumbler! johnjr@royalmaster.com

IMTS is quickly approaching and we are assembling our machines, our booth and also putting some finishing touches on projects that we have on our floor. As August 1 approaches we will have a lot of great projects to begin to reveal to people that follow our blog, and our booth6646.com website.

For those whom know about this website it is a virtual tradeshow booth. You can see whats happening in our booth before the show opens to better plan your visit, and also communicate with your colleagues during and after the show about what you have seen. We have found it is a great tool for you to use in discussing Royal Master Centerless Grinders.

The other day I stopped by our paint shop to see if a part was complete for the show. This is a common occurrence, and as I got a buzz on my phone from my daughter telling me she was home from Camp, Manual posed for this photo. It made me think that our machines ship to customers all over the world, but this is such a neat back-story of who Royal Master is, it deserves to be told.

The Santana family has been a part of Royal Master Grinders for over 30 years, with the family patriarch Fernando being the face of the family. His brothers and cousins work or have worked here in various capacities over the years. His older brother Manual whom the photo is of, began working here almost 20 years ago, and in that time has become a US citizen. Fernando also works with his family to make sure they learn English as well as get an education whether it is finishing high school or completing college coursework. Last week Rubin a younger brother gained his US citizenship, and the smile on his face spoke volumes of how proud of a moment this was for him. He asked for today off, so he could go get his passport. I was quick to say absolutely.

Stop back on August 1 for more details on our new project!

John

Major Announcement August 1, 2014!

Jul 04
2014

IMTS is rapidly approaching and according to the IMTS.com website, there is less than 70 days until the big show. Royal Master has a date of August 22nd to load up our truck and get all of our seven machines and support equipment out to the show. We still have a lot to do, but it is all coming together quickly.
We have begun assembling our booth again inside our building, to make sure that everything is ready to go once we get to the show, we will then move on to creating our automation station. More details of this to come also on August 1st.
As part of this effort we are proud to be making a major announcement on August 1. The initial feedback from others of what we have to share with you is impressive, and with their help, they have put some good ideas and additions into this project.
Stop back to royalmaster.com and booth6646.com on August 1 for all the details on this project and everything that we will be doing at IMTS 2014