Centerless grinding is a type of cylindrical grinding in which a set of rotary wheels are used for securing and grinding the workpiece. Easily automated and requiring a minimal setup, this process is useful in industries where a high number of workpieces need to be processed in a very short amount of time. The process also varies according to the type of workpiece and the industrial application. Depending on these factors, the centerless grinding process can be classified as either through-feed, end-feed, or in-feed. Here’s more information from Maximum Advantage-Carolinas about these three fundamentals.

Through-Feed Centerless Grinding

In the through-feed process, a round workpiece is fed between a grinding wheel and a regulating wheel. This ensures a consistent cut for all workpieces.

End-Feed Centerless Grinding

In end-feed centerless grinding, workpieces with a tapered shape are placed on one side of the centerless grinder as it passes through the grinding wheels. It then comes to a stop on the other side of the grinder.

In-Feed Centerless Grinding

This is when workpieces that need specialized cuts are manually loaded into the centerless grinder. The grinding wheels are manually adjusted to achieve the desired shape of the object.

Do you have any questions about the centerless grinding process? Find out if this is right for your business by contacting the experts at Maximum Advantage-Carolinas at our Fort Mill, SC office.