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In cam grinding process, the contact line of grinding wheel and cam is not on the line which connect between center of grinding wheel and the center of cam. The contact line is changed from the previous contact line, if wheel spindle become smaller by wheel dressing. We need difficult algorithm to calculate the contact line based on the shaped of cam and current wheel diameter.
Our Camshaft Grinding Software Package support the cam grinding for automobile and ship engines. This program package can be installed in PC for HMI(PCU) of Siemens 840D CNC controller. HMI for interactive programming, CNC grinding cycle program, and PLC program are integrated in this program package together.
The sub menus are cam data input menu, machining routines, grinding simulation, management of cam types etc. Automatic cam grinding process is started just only by pushing cycle start switch after cam data input and machine setup. This program package can be used in cam milling machine and noncircular grinding machines too.