A centerless grinder is a type of cylindrical grinder that uses two rotary wheels to secure the workpiece in place. Here are the benefits of using centerless grinders from Maximum Advantage-Carolinas, makers of the MAXGRIND brand.
Centerless grinders are capable of processing at an impressive rate of 200 to 300 parts per minute (the exact number will depend on the size of the part). The amazing design of a centerless grinder will let you run hundreds of parts in through-feed without needing any manual involvement.
Little Load Time
By using a centerless grinder, your load time can be minimized to three seconds per part even if it is running in infeed mode.
A High Number of Parts Can be Processed
Centerless grinders are definitely the machine you need if you want to process high volumes of small cylindrical parts. This is because the grinder doesn’t require you to reset each part. There is no worry even if you need to process parts with different diameters – a centerless grinder is capable of handling multiple diameters with only slight setup changes.
Saves Manufacturing Time
Some centerless machines are capable of grinding a 24”-wide piece in just one plunge. A traditional cylindrical grinder would take multiple plunges to process the same part since its grinder has width limitations.
Centerless Grinders Are Quick to Setup
Once you have set the machine for a specific part, only minimal operator intervention will be required to maintain the OD size.
Most of the centerless grinders have a 24”-diameter wheel with a 24” maximum width. The 17” usable wheel diameter is capable of grinding thousands of finished parts with a single set of wheels.
There are numerous other benefits of centerless grinders. If you would like to learn more about these precision grinding machines, call the experts at Maximum Advantage-Carolinas.