Quality Manufacturing Is An Important Part Of Who We Are

Quality is an essential part of who we are. And while we make every effort to present you with useful information and not an ad, we want you to know that our focus on quality is serious and unwavering. That’s why this month’s blog focuses on one of Total Grinding Solutions’ (TGS) unique gems: our in-house metrology lab.  Specifically designed to ensure the quality of your centerless grinder and your centerless parts and components, our laboratory is the best and most technologically advanced testing facility in the industry.  The TGS metrology lab houses over one million dollars’ worth of state-of-the-art measuring devices, including top-of-the-line Carl Zeiss testing equipment:

•             ACCURA 9/18/7 coordinate measuring machine (CMM)

•             RONDCOM 60AS for form measurements

•             SURFCOM 500 for contour and surface measuring

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Safety Considerations When Working around Centerless Grinders Part 1: General Safety Measures

As with any machine tool, there are a number of safety guidelines that must be followed when operating a centerless grinding machine. Below are just a few of the common-sense safety basics for both novice and experienced centerless grinding machine users.  The first thing is to have a thorough understanding of how to properly operate your centerless grinder.  Always make sure to thoroughly read and understand your entire machine manual before operating your machine. Additionally, TGS' on-staff centerless grinding experts offer centerless grinder machine training. Have questions about centerless grinding?  Contact TGS

  • Wear safety glasses to protect the eyes from grinding grit, material in the atmosphere or chips that could be propelled into eyes.
  • Do not wear loose fitting clothing such as ties and long sleeves. These can become entangled in grinding wheels, levers, or hand wheels on the machine and lead to serious injury.
  • Always use power hoist for lifting heavy objects.  This can help avoid back injury.
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3 Reasons Why People Like Centerless Grinding

For maintaining accuracy, achieving close tolerances and meeting high production volumes, a centerless grinder is a workhorse machine tool that can’t be beat.  When operated and maintained properly, your centerless grinder will be the Triple Crown winner of your production line.  Fast, reliable and hard-working, here are just a few reasons why we’re so keen on centerless grinders.  Tell us what you like about your centerless grinding machine.

1.  Speed

For high production volumes, a centerless grinder will run laps around a cylindrical grinder each and every time.  And because centerless grinding does not require that parts be held in place, a centerless grinder will also zip past its chucker- and center-type grinder counterparts.   A safe bet:  Put your money on the centerless grinder when production is key. 

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