Centerless Grinding: Achieving Pump Shaft Quality

“Achieving pump shaft quality is made possible with centerless grinding operations that can do grinding in a variety of ways – machining both simple and complex parts for your high performance application.”

Pump shaft quality is determined of how shafts and bars are turned, ground, and polished to achieve the tightest outside diametrical tolerance and straightness. Now pump shaft quality is what has always been sought by manufacturers and operators to be used in rotating industries.

450 stainless steel is highly recommended once you are looking for pump shaft quality stainless steel. Pump shaft 450 stainless steel is a high-strength, non-galling metal. They are purposely engineered to be used in severe service application. If some steels can provide high strength, they lack strength and vice versa. But pump shaft 450 stainless steel does both. It is almost compatible with all stainless steel grades including carbon steel and alloy steel grades.

450 Pump shaft quality Applications

450 stainless steel is best applied in pump shaft applications. They are used specifically for maintenance material suitable in highly corrosive environments. 450 steels possess high strength and better machinability so they stay straight even during machining course or put into service.

Centerless Grinding for Pump Shaft Quality

Centerless grinding operations are specifically designed for machining camshafts, pump shafts, input shafts, bushings, and pins. This centerless operation can grind different kinds and shapes of materials through profile grinding, infeed, and thrufeed grinding. Grinding can help reduce wear and tear occurrence on the shaft, while achieving high diametrical tolerances. This helps provide more controlled qualities to the material.

Centerless grinding equipment are made versatile to handle parts machined from a wide variety of grades of both hot-rolled and cold-rolled steels, alloys, and stainless steels. This centerless operation can help achieve the required pump shaft straightness that is up to .005” to bars. Centerless grinding is highly sought in shops that run high production volumes because of its automated application. Automation allows a quick process of inserting bars to be ground in the machine and flying them out on the opposite side – along with consistent surface finish.

Once you use pump shaft quality bars, you can be sure that they are machined to the highest quality specifications for tight diameter tolerance and straightness.

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