Diamond Cut Wheel Repair Machine
Quality Machine with Heavy Duty Construction
Case Study Two
Diamond Cut CNC Machine for Truck Wheels
In comparison with alloy wheel from regular passenger cars, the truck wheels are much larger in diameter, much deeper in depth and much heavier in mass. And their profiles are extended in both X-axis and Z-axis, which can be challenging for regular alloy wheel diamond cut CNC machines.
However, there are some alloy wheels coming with two sections of machined surface area, which are separated by its design. When Lehigh alloy wheel repair machines are used to diamond cut two sections of the same wheel, special considerations have been provided by the software design. Here is one simple example:
One Lehigh Diamond Cut Wheel Repair CNC lathe is delivered to a wheel shop specialized in truck wheel repair service.
Typical alloy truck wheels are much larger in diameter, deeper in depth and heavier in mass. And their profiles are extended in both X-axis and Z-axis.
Heavy duty casting bed to absorb cutting forces and dampen vibrations. Extra wide bed ways to provide maximum stability and very long travels.
To meet the challenging, Lehigh MR-3360 Diamond Cut Truck Wheel Repair Machine is specially designed with the following special considerations:
A. The headstock is manufactured from thick wall and heavily rigged casting to provide a smooth and quiet turning CNC lathe in order to become continuous working machine for many years operation.
A large truck wheel is installed and secured with Bison chuck and soft jaw set for Lehigh Hi-Tech diamond cut Truck Wheel CNC lathe.
Digitizing process for truck wheel with Lehigh diamond cut truck wheel machine.
C. Top quality lathe chuck is very important for diamond cut alloy wheel repair CNC lathe machine. In order to secure large and heavy truck wheels, a super heavy duty Bison-America Brand (www.Bison-America.com) 20” 3-jaw chuck with forged steel body is installed on Lehigh Hi-Tech Truck Wheel Repair CNC lathe, with matched soft jaw sets to secure large truck alloy wheels in various dimensions.
The diamond cut is taking place for this old truck wheel with Lehigh Hi-Tech Truck Wheel Repair CNC lathe machine.
This is a truck wheel BEFORE it was diamond cut on Lehigh Hi-Tech truck wheel CNC lathe machine.
The same truck wheel AFTER it was diamond cut on Lehigh Hi-Tech truck wheel CNC lathe machine.
In general, we consider “Normal” digitizing as the process when the probe is moving along X-axis which works for most automobile rim profiles. For truck wheels, however, the normal digitizing is NOT workable along the side of the wheel barrel. Therefore, “Side” digitizing is provided to overcome this problem for truck wheels from Lehigh Hi-Tech Truck Wheel Repair CNC lathe machines. This “Side” digitizing is allowing the probe moving straight along Z-axis from bottom of the truck wheel coming up to the lip area.
The operator can easily switch from Normal digitizing process onto Side digitizing process by touch-select the Icons on the screen from this state of the art Lehigh Hi-Tech Truck Wheel Repair CNC lathe machine.