Centerless grinding services has been known to achieve perfect roundness and dimensional tolerance, but it also offers other advantages essential in meeting high production volumes.
Why Choose Centerless Grinding Services?
For years, centerless grinding services have surpassed the traditional norms of metalworking, and the demand for centerless grinding continues to grow in various industries. This effective machining solution enables manufacturers to achieve smoother surface finishes, tighter dimensional tolerances, and higher degrees of straightness in their parts.
However, these are not the only advantages presented by centerless grinding; there are other benefits as well:
1. No Room for Deflection
The workpiece is rigidly supported by the regulating wheel, which presses it against the abrasive grains on the grinding wheel. It remains well-supported throughout the grinding process, eliminating any room for deflection. This feature also allows for heavier passes compared to grinding between centers.
Implementing preventive maintenance (PM) can optimize production. Ensuring proper care as part of your operations and keeping the appropriate equipment and tools can make a significant difference in material production and quality. To avoid deflections while meeting daily production volumes without disruptions, quick fixes and regular machine inspections are essential.
2. Ability to Grind Brittle Materials and Distorted Parts
In centerless grinding, no axial thrust is imposed on the workpiece during grinding, enabling the honing of various sizes and geometrical figures. Centerless grinders can handle long pieces of brittle materials and even distorted parts due to the absence of end pressure.
3. Short Loading Time
The short loading time allows for a continuous process compared to grinding between centers. As the name suggests, there is no need to support the workpiece at the center. The workpiece enters directly into a “through-grinding” process. The work blade holds the workpiece in place and at the correct height, which is crucial for achieving the desired diameter tolerance and roundness of the bar material.
4. Suitable for Grinding Large Quantities
Centerless grinding can be applied to workpieces of any size. Tools such as gravity chutes, hopper feeders, and magazines can adapt the mechanism to different part sizes.
5. Longer Wheel Life and Higher Yield
Since there is no need for centering, external feeding mechanisms are unnecessary. A floating condition occurs during the process, leading to an extended wheel life and higher yield with less stock required. Coolant is applied to the wheels to control heat during the process.
Advance Grinding Services has a stock of many grades and sizes of different metals and has the machining capabilities to support high-volume productions. Contact us and request a quote so we can assist you with your requirements!
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