DRAKE

Drake Manufacturing is a global designer and builder of precision production systems. Our passionate, customer-driven team takes full responsibility for machine and process design, performance, and capability.

We pride ourselves on establishing collaborative partnerships and realize the value it brings to our customers. We promote accountability within our organization; there are no compromises in process, performance, or quality. We maintain a friendly, fair, and pioneering work environment which respects diversity, new ideas, and hard work.

We understand that customers don’t necessarily want machines, they want quality parts out the door from day one. At Drake, advanced technology, innovative process development, and unequaled product support combine to deliver profit-making solutions for our customers’ needs.

Our goal is to generate a fair return to finance continued growth and development in quality products, and to insure our long-term viability.

Internal & External Thread Grinding

Drake sets the standard for thread grinding technology. Now you can grind taps, thread rolling dies, power and steering worms, lead screws and feed screws, ball screws, medical screws, complex geometries and multiple leads aggressively and accurately.

Drake offers an array of advanced grinding technologies to choose from:

  • Linear motors
  • High static and dynamic stiffness – use in superabrasives with confidence
  • Power helix
  • Tenth micron feedback
  • SmartSpindle™ automatic balancing, touch dressing and part locating
  • PartSmart programming
  • CNC contour wheel dressing

 GS:TE lets you …

  • Grind threads, gear teeth, and ball tracks on one machine.
  • Grind using the latest superabrasives with confidence.
  • Use acoustic emissions monitoring to optimize the dress and grind process.
  • Automatically correct wheel forms for helical path interference or for off helix internal grinding.
  • Employ machine operators instead of journeymen machinists.
  • Offer your customers high value added grinding services to remain globally competitive.

Your Drake GS:TE is customized for your specific manufacturing environment and your parts. To set up for a given part, just enter the work piece parameters and the menu-driven programs take it from there. Your operator is guided through the grind and dress process by our simple-to-understand menu screens. Since the program is designed for your exact parts, such factors as truing forms, grind paths and spindle and work are easily entered, giving you complete control over the process without programming.

Machining capacity

Type of grinding Thread External profiles
Surface 3200 × 2600 mm
Clamping height 1200 mm
Clamping capacity between centers 750 mm
Maxim working diameter Ø400 mm
Tilt angle ±30°
Spindle speed Max. 300 R/min
Spindle power 12 kW

Control type

CNC FANUC

Photos

Video

GS TI Thread Internal

The Drake GS:TI is the ideal grinder for ball nuts, thread gages and power steering components. You can grind a wide range of internal threads, grooves, ball tracks and other forms on one machine.

Advanced Design & Grinding Technologies:

  • Linear motors on linear ways for maximum acceleration and contouring with fewer mechanical parts and lower maintenance.
  • High static and dynamic stiffness – use the latest superabrasives with confidence.
  • Full +/- 10° Power Helix.
  • 0.05 micron scale feedback for world-class accuracy.
  • Built-in PartSmart™ programming. Change jobs easily. No programming knowledge required.
  • Drake SmartForm™ – automatically generates wheel forms for correcting helical path interference and off-helix grinding. Or upload your specially designed form from .dxf files.
  • State-of-the-art Fanuc CNC system.
  • Lean, ergonomic design and compact footprint for easy operation in cell environments.

Machining capacity

Type of grinding Thread Internal profiles
Surface 2200 × 2700 mm
Clamping height 1100 mm
Maximum working  diameter Ø400 mm
Tilt angle ±22°
Spindle speed Max. 300 R/min

Control type

CNC FANUC

Photos

Video