WDSI has been providing the machine tool industry with specialty tooling from our inception. We have worked with grinder OEM's to design/build equipment holding tolerances to the ten thousandths (0.00001) as well as simple holding fixtures for various machining operations. Whatever your need we can provide a solution.

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Diagrams

Design of new equipment or upgrading of vintage machinery often involves incorporating fluid control.  We are capable of the design and documenting of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.  We also have very close ties to an electrical control company who we often call upon for support.

Blast Machine Rendering

Blast machine model was built using 2D drawings from existing machines.  Three dimensional images were then created be used in sales literature.

Blast Wheel and Fender Renderings

Blast wheel and fender models were built using 2D drawings from an existing machine.  Three dimensional images were then created be used in sales literature.

Camshaft Polisher Chucks

Chucks were designed to hold different camshaft work parts while being polished.  The camshaft is positioned by a spring-loaded center then clamped with a collet that is driven by a spring/air piston.

Machine Mist Enclosure

WDSI has designed complete watertight enclosures for the machine tool industry.  We have worked closely with sheet metal manufactures to optimize the design with manufacturing as a primary concern.  Enclosures typically have sliding or hinged front/loader doors with safety interlocks.  Also lift off panels are strategically placed to allow easy access for servicing the machines.

Machine Tooling

Retrofit and retool packages for the machine tool industry is a specialty of ours.  We have years of experience in developing tooling for new equipment and retooling used equipment for new processes for OEM parts.

Retro-Fit Machine Tooling

Retrofit and retool packages for the machine tool industry is a specialty of ours.  We have done designs to retrofit ballscrews and CNC control dressers into older vintage machines. Also we have taken the lead on complete rebuilds and retools of used machinery.
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Grinding Machine Wheel Feed Upgrade

The wheel feed on a grinding machine was upgraded by replacing the stepping motor system with a Fanuc servo drive system.

Grinding Machine Wheel Feed Upgrade (2)

The wheel feed on a grinding machine was upgraded by replacing the stepping motor system with a Fanuc servo drive system

Landis Ballscrew Retro-Fit for Wheel Feed

Design was completed to change the wheel head feed from a stepping motor with ACME screw to a CNC controlled servo motor with a precision ball screw.

Dresser Retro-Fit for Grinding Wheel

Design was completed to replace a hydraulic infeed dresser with a servo motor and ball screw infeed dresser which included a rotary plunge head with VF drive.

Workrest Retro-Fit for Grinding Machine

Workrest was designed to clamp on an existing grinding machine table and support work part during precision grind operation.

Rack and Pinion Drive Retro-Fit for a Boom Welder

A hydraulic cylinder originally drove the boom welder table.  We removed the cylinder and replaced it with a rack and pinion servo drive system.  This allowed the speed of the welder table to be controlled and reduced the jerkiness caused by the inconsistent pressure in the cylinder.

Rack and Pinion Drive Retro-Fit for a Boom Welder

A push pull chain originally drove the boom welder gantry.  We removed the push pull chain and replaced it with a rack and pinion servo drive system.  A servo drive system was mounted on each side of the gantry.  This allowed the speed of the welder gantry to be controlled and reduced the jerkiness caused by the push pull chain.

Centerless Grinder Rebuild

Centerless grinder retooled to grind larger shafts.  A complete layout of the foundation, bed, tooling, gauging, dresser, and motor control was included as part of necessary design changes - intended to match an existing machine.

Test Stand Upgrade

A test stand required redesign of plumbing and electronics to test a different pump. Bench tooling needed to disassemble and rebuild the new pump was designed for use in an overhaul room
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Vertical Floturn Upgrade

The control of the machine was upgraded from relay style to PLC style. All hydraulic equipment was either overhauled or replaced.

Grinding Wheel Guard Upgrade

To meet safety standards, wheel guards were redesigned to provide better wheel coverage but still be accessible for maintenance.

Excello Retool – Crankshaft Radial Orientation Hole

Retrofit and retool packages for the machine tool industry is a specialty of ours.  We have years of experience in developing tooling for new equipment and retooling used equipment for new processes or OEM parts.

Cam Shaft Grinder Retool

This machine was shipped to our facility where it was rebuilt and retooled to grind a new cam shaft.  The tooling was redesigned to accommodate all of the features for the new shaft.

Machine Loader

Retrofit and retool packages for the machine tool industry is a specialty of ours.  We have years of experience in developing tooling for new equipment and retooling used equipment for new processes or OEM parts.

Machine Tooling

Tooling is used in the automotive industry.  Locator radially orients the crankshaft.  Fixtures laterally locate, support and clamp the crankshaft during a grind operation.  We have years of experience in developing tooling for new equipment and retooling used equipment for new processes or OEM parts.

Pin Boring Fixture

Machine was designed and built to bore the A-Pin hole (boom pivot) on Telehandlers.  Design included mechanical, electrical and fluid control.  Tooling was developed to allow for quick changeover between multiple different Telehandler frames.