Electrochemical Grinding: Point Grinding PGS-100

The Tridex PGS-100 Burr-Free Electrochemical Point Grinding System is a fully programmable pointing and material handling system that easily integrates with the Tridex SG-1645 or SG-2060 ECG Grinders. Using ECG, the PGS-100 manufactures a wide variety of medical device points on tubing or solid wire, such as medical needles or K-wires burr-free. The PGS-100 is capable of handling a wide amount of workpieces providing high throughput for specialty pointing applications.

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Diamond point needles
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Key Features
  • Capable of producing Menghini, tri-bevel, back-bevel, trocar, diamond, stylet, Franseen, Chiba, Pencil Point, and other custom points burr-free.
  • Capable of grinding cannula and other parts with hubs.
  • Setup and changeovers take minutes to complete.
  • Loading fixtures can facilitate secondary operations such as electropolishing, bead blasting, slotting, etc without losing point orientation.
  • No taping required for medical needles.
  • Integrates with the Tridex SG-1645 and SG-2060 ECG Surface Grinders.
  • Compact design allows integration on each pallet of the SG-2060 for high production applications.
  • Servo-controlled design for high precision rotation and repeatability.
  • Robust stainless steel construction doesn’t corrode.
  • Long-life precision rubber clamp pads.
  • Pneumatic cylinders for clamping.
  • Programmable part setup, no mechanical adjustments.
  • Mounts directly on the machine table.
  • Available as a Precision Abrasive Point Grinder with the Conventional SG-2060A Abrasive Grinder.
  • Work Piece Diameter: 0.012” (30 gauge) – 0.240”
  • Work Piece Length: Min 0.9” – Max 21” or more depending on tooling
  • Bevel Angle: 10 degrees minimum standard, smaller point angles are tooling-dependent
  • Clamp Width: 3.94” (100mm)
  • Fixture Dimensions: 9.65” x 8.27” x 10.63” (245 x 210 x 270mm)