"We Will Grind"

Sung to the tune of “Let It Snow”

Oh, our downtime before was frightful
And those scrapped parts were never delightful
But TGS is such a great find
We will grind!  We will grind!  We will grind!

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Why We Are Thankful for Centerless Grinders

As Thanksgiving approaches, you may be taking stock of some of the things for which you are grateful.  With centerless grinders always on our minds, here are ten reasons why this important machine tool has earned our eternal gratitude.  Have questions about centerless grinders or centerless grindingHave a project coming upContact us.

1.    Unbelievably fast processing
“Faster than a speeding bullet” might be a good term to describe the output of your average centerless grinder.  When throughfeed grinding, your workaholic centerless grinder can process an amazing 200 to 300 parts per minute, depending on part size.  The superb design of your centerless grinder allows you to run hundreds of parts in throughfeed mode without operator intervention.

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10 Things Your Boss Expects You to Know About Solving Centerless Grinder Errors – Part One

Centerless grinders are the dependable workhorses of the manufacturing world.  With regular maintenance and TLC, your centerless grinding machine will produce zillions of parts with nary a hiccup. But when your Triple Crown-winning grinder suddenly develops a limp, as shown by parts coming off the machine, you’ll want to be savvy enough to have a potential diagnosis before you report the problem to your all-knowing boss.  Here’s one big hint:  Centerless grinding machine problems are generally related to the grinder’s tooling. You’d be wise to focus on that aspect when troubleshooting your machine.  Below are some common grinding machine problems, their causes, and clues to possible solutions. 

Is your centerless grinder not working as it should?  Contact our grinding experts.

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Centerless Grinder Users

Lose weight?  Exercise more?  Those might be excellent resolutions for the common folk, but centerless grinder users are a special group.  Let’s start the year by focusing on resolutions specifically designed to improve your centerless grinding operations.  Here are eight resolutions every centerless grinder user must keep to ensure prosperity and success in 2016. Let us know how you progress.


1.      I will keep my coolant clean.

Dirty or contaminated coolant can cause a number of problems including diminished part quality, surface finish problems, increased machine maintenance and shortened tooling, component and machine life, as well as safety risks for operators, who will be in contact with bacteria-ridden fluids. 

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10 Most Frequently-Asked Questions about TGS’ CNC Centerless Grinder

The TGS team is back from WESTEC in Los Angeles. We enjoyed meeting current customers and introducing our new centerless grinder to a host of new folks.  Seeing the machine in operation drew visitors into the booth to find out more about this unique piece of equipment.  For those of you who were unable to attend WESTEC and meet our centerless grinding machine live and in person, we’ve compiled the list of the most frequently asked questions fielded by our team of grinding experts. 

Can’t wait until the next show to talk to us?  Have a question you need answered?  Call us today at 586-541-5300 or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Safety Considerations When Working around Centerless Grinders Part 2: Focus on the Grinding Wheel

Keeping employees safe is a key initiative of manufacturing facilities.  From minor slips and falls to more serious injuries, centerless grinding machine operators must be taught and reminded daily that machine tool safety is of prime importance.  Read the safety guidelines below related to grinding wheels and share them with veteran and rookie centerless grinding machine users.  
 
Always make sure to thoroughly read and understand your entire machine manual before operating your machine.  
 
Have questions about centerless grinding?  Contact TGS. http://www.totalgrindingsolutions.com/contact-us.html 
 
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3 Ways to Get More Production Out Of Your Centerless Grinder

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, we need to be as efficient as possible to meet production and cost-per-piece goals.  Below are a few sometimes overlooked practices that will increase your production.  

Preventive maintenance (PM)

Your centerless grinder has been grinding away for hours and perfect parts are flying out of the machine right on schedule. You’ll meet daily production volumes without a glitch and without a worry.  Today has been a breeze, you think to yourself.  Just as you’re wrapping up your day, you get a call from the centerless grinding machine operator.  He has had to stop production to change a filter.  A bit of a glitch, but nothing serious.  The filter is changed in 30 minutes and production is back up.  The phone rings again, a much more serious problem has arisen.  The spindle bearing on your centerless grinder has gone bad and production has ground to a halt.  You can forget about running the machine for the rest of your workday or during the shift that follows.  Downtime mounts.  Costs grow.   Next comes the dreaded call to your boss.  Your day and evening are ruined.   Preventive maintenance could have saved you much grief.

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