Centerless grinder is a machining method that uses abrasive rotating equipment to remove material from an unfinished workpiece. It is typically used on high-end metalworking equipment such as drill presses, lathes, and saws.
Grinding operations can be done in one of two ways. The first method is referred to as a “center” grind. This means the grind is centered over the work piece. The second method of grinding involves rotating the grinding wheels in order to reduce the area over which the grinding wheel rotates.
Centerless grinder systems allow users to use a variety of equipment to complete a variety of grinding tasks. They are designed to provide the optimum work piece for each user. Whether used to grind, polish or sand, this machine is designed to work safely, accurately and consistently.
The grinding wheels that are included with centerless grinder systems are specially designed for this type of operation. The steel work pieces are cut away from the grinding wheel and held in place by two or more grooves and channels. In order to ensure a consistent and safe work piece, a lubricant must be used to prevent friction. Some machines feature self-lubrication systems to provide a quick, efficient way to lubricate and remove the unwanted buildup of oils and grease.
When choosing a grinder for use with an abrasive cutting machine, it is important to select a grinding wheel that is compatible with the machine and the abrasives being used for grinding. Centerless grinders are designed so that users can grind a wide range of surfaces. Because the grinding wheel is designed to be mounted on a working surface that is flat, it is typically necessary to place the grinding wheel on the surface before cutting the work piece.
When selecting a grinding wheel to use with a machine such as a drill press, it is also important to ensure that the wheel is compatible with the type of drilling equipment used to complete the project. Most centerless grinder wheels come with pre-drilled holes and slots for easy installation. In most cases, these holes are drilled in the exact places where the grinding wheel will be mounted on the working surface. It is important to ensure that these holes are drilled prior to installation as improper holes will affect the alignment of the grinding wheel.