Reliable and accurate CNC centerless grinder
TGS CL-6020 centerless grinding machine
CNC centerless grinder for infeed and throughfeed grinding
Centerless grinder manufacturer Total Grinding Solutions
Reliable and accurate CNC centerless grinder
TGS CL-6020 centerless grinding machine
CNC centerless grinder for infeed and throughfeed grinding
Centerless grinder manufacturer Total Grinding Solutions
 
TGS metrology lab ensures centerless grinder quality
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In-house Metrology Lab

TGS recognizes the need to implement quality controls that exceed those of the centerless grinding machinery industry in general.   Aware of ever-increasing global quality standards, TGS continues to invest heavily in its in-house metrology laboratory, which recently added Carl Zeiss testing equipment, including: 

  • ACCURA 9/18/7 coordinate measuring machine (CMM)
  • RONDCOM 60AS for form measurements
  • SURFCOM 5000 for surface finish inspections.

One trip through our facility is normally all it takes to change a skeptical company into a devoted customer. Once they see our quality grinder manufacturing procedures in tandem with our management checks and balances it becomes an easy decision to partner with TGS. 

TGS performs a series of quality tests on every centerless grinding machine and documents and shares all results.  Whatever the official title of the TGS staff, each team member is entrusted to uphold our quality standards and manufacturing methods.

Contact TGS to arrange a tour of our facility or to learn more about our centerless grinding machines.

Rondcom testing equipment for form measurement Surfcom 5000 for surface finish inspections Accura coordinate measurine machine (CMM)

 


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centerless grinder automation
centerless grinder automation
 

CNC Centerless Grinder Automation

Aware of our customers’ ever-increasing demands for increased productivity, TGS offers the following options on its CNC centerless grinders:

  • Fully automated load/unload for infeed grinding or throughfeed grinding
  • Gantry style load/unload system
  • Vibratory bowl feeder for small workpieces
  • Roller/belt conveyor for rods and bars
  • Robots from a choice of industry-leading manufacturers

For more information about options on our CNC centerless grinders, download a brochure or contact TGS to request a quote

Machine Overview

Centerless Grinding Machine Overview



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TGS-CL-6020 centerless grinding machine
 

A "sound purchase," “rock solid,” and “a long-term investment” are terms that can be used to describe TGS’ CNC centerless grinding machine. Constructed with only the most heavy duty components, the TGS-CL-6020 centerless grinder provides long service life even in the toughest production environments.  You can be assured that the TGS centerless grinding machine is built to last.

Production requiring tight tolerance components will benefit from the TGS-CL-6020 CNC centerless grinder.  The machine offers sub-micron level precision, largely due to its high rigidity. 

Just a few of the many features of the TGS-CL-6020 CNC centerless grinding machine include:

  • Grinder machine bed is constructed from high quality cast iron that is stress relieved for lifetime accuracy and years of reliable, trouble-free operation. 
  • Integrated, heavy duty preloaded rolling guide ways speed cycle times and allow tighter tolerances.
  • A regulating wheel spindle incorporates high precision, greased-for-life roller bearings.
  • Outboard bearing support provides maximum spindle rigidity and extended operational life.
  •  Upper and lower slideways feature a micro-feed attachment for fine adjustment of less than 0.001mm.
  • A two-axis CNC grinding wheel dresser accommodates any part profile.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Dynamic and static FEA was conducted on all critical grinder machine parts and subassemblies to ensure top-notch performance under demanding strength and stress requirements.

Need more info about our centerless grinding machines?

Learn about the TGS-CL-6020 centerless grinder controls and centerless grinding machine automation options.

Contact us to request a quote or download a TGS-CL-6020 brochure .

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centerless grinder controls
 
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CNC Centerless Grinder Controls 

As a global company, we understand that customers may have different preferences for their CNC centerless grinder.   While TGS is proud to offer Fanuc CNC controls as standard on our centerless grinding machines, we are pleased to also offer other industry-leading control packages, such as Siemens, Allen-Bradley and Mitsubishi.  Whatever your needs, wherever you are located, TGS will have you covered.

Fanuc Controls

Although many excellent options are available, no other company comes close to Fanuc as far as the number of installations worldwide and the years of experience in machine tool programming.  Boasting five decades of hands-on experience complemented by decades of advanced research and development, Fanuc controls are known for their high reliability, high precision, high speed and ease of use.   Whether infeed grinding or throughfeed grinding, Fanuc offers the flexibility needed to ensure that every part meets your specifications. 

Other CNC Centerless Grinder Control Options

Siemens Controls

  • Siemens Step 7 -- The Siemens Step 7 is a powerful, yet economically priced solution.  With powerful performance, optimum modularity and open communications, users enjoy the benefits of higher-priced options without significant investment.
  • Siemens SINUMERIK 840D CNC -- Known for flexibility, compatibility and innovation, TGS offers Siemens SINUMERIK 840D CNC controls as an option for its centerless grinders. The SINUMERIK provides fast set-up, is user-friendly and can readily be modified for future upgrades.  Simplified networking and file sharing allows Siemens users to save time and money.

Allen-Bradley ControlLogix®

With more than 40 years of experience in the machine tool industry, Allen-Bradley controls are easy-to-program and cost efficient.  ControlLogix systems provide discrete, drives, motion, process, and safety control together with communication and state-of-the-art I/O in a small, cost-competitive package. The systems are modular, so you can design, build, and modify them efficiently - with significant savings in training and engineering.

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi’s flagship CNCs provide all computation and machining at the nanometer level. Numerous cutting-edge technologies have been combined to create advanced machining control that realizes optimum machining results.

Please contact our TGS centerless grinding experts for more details on available control packages.

Machine Overview

TGS-CL-6020 Centerless Grinder Specifications

centerless grinding machine        TGS centerless grinding machine
CAPACITY UNIT TGS-CL-6020
Min-max diameter mm ø3 - ø120
Length mm 200
Center height of wheel from floor mm 1100
     

GRINDING WHEEL GRINDING WHEEL, TRAVERSE DRESSER
O.D. x Width x I.D. mm ø610 x 200 x ø304.8 Slide stroke mm 250
Minimum diameter mm ø390 Least count mm 0.001
Wheel surface speed m /sec 33 (45) Feed servo motor torque Nm 18 / 22
Motor power - standard kW 22      
Motor power - optional kW 30 GRINDING WHEEL IN-FEED DRESSER
Grinding wheel speed rpm 2200 Slide stroke mm 150
      Least count mm 0.001
REGULATING WHEEL     Feed servo motor torque Nm 18 / 22
O.D. x Width x I.D. mm ø350 x 200 x ø127      
Minimum diameter mm ø270 CONTROL SYSTEM    
Speed range rpm 10 - 300 Standard   Fanuc
Regulating wheel tilting degree -3°   - +5° Optional   Siemens / Allen-Bradley / Mitsubishi
Motor power kW / rpm 2.2 / 1500    
      MACHINE SIZE L x B x H mm 3700 x 3750 x 2300
IN-FEED SLIDE     Weight kg 8000
In-feed stroke mm 150      
Least count mm 0.001 MACHINE OPTIONS    
Swivel of in-feed slide degree ±1° Balancing systems
Coolant systems
Fire supression systems
Long bar attachments
Mist collection systems
Multiple automatic gaging systems
Multiple automation configurations
Feed servo motor torque Nm 18 / 22
     
           

TGS-CL-6020 COMPONENTS
Machine Bed Features:
The machine bed is solidly constructed from high quality cast iron, heat treated and stress relieved for lifetime accuracy and years of reliable, trouble-free operation. A high-rigidity honeycomb structure improves overall machine rigidity and dampens vibration.

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TGC centerless grinder grinding wheel head
Grinding Wheel Head
TGS centerless grinder control panel
Control Panel
TGS centerless grinder two-axis grinding wheel dresser
Two-Axis Grinding Wheel Dresser
TGS centerless grinder work rest
Work Rest
TGS centerless grinding machine regulating wheel head
Regulating Wheel Head
TGS centerless grinder regulating wheel dresser
Regulating Wheel Dresser
TGS centerless grinder upper slideway
Upper Slideway
TGS centerless grinding machine lower slideway infeed
Lower Slideway In-Feed
 

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