LaserPlus improves PCD tool accuracy

ANCA is launching new technology to bring more benefits to its customers with the LaserPlus system on its EDGe machine used to erode PCD cutting tools.

ANCA’s EDGe machine includes its proprietary eSpark generator for optimal PCD erosion results. This means that on the one-wheel spindle, two-wheel packs support both erosion and grinding operations, making it a highly versatile machine. The addition of the LaserPlus further enhances the machines capabilities for customers.

First introduced on its ANCA’s tool grinding machines, the LaserPlus system allows newly ground tools to be automatically measured in the machine using a non-contact Blum laser system.  Then if required, compensation is automatically applied to subsequent tools in the batch.

For manufacturers of PCD tools where the cost of a PCD tool blank is considerably higher than equivalent carbide, having the security of knowing you can run a batch of tools unmanned, and have none scrapped is valuable indeed.

LaserPlus also brings with it, useful features such as automatic generation of a cutting tool measurement report that can be sent together with the tool to ensure your customer quality assurance expectations are met.


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