New Centerless Grinder Keeps Pace With Demanding Production Schedule

With words like quality, innovation and superior service defining this global manufacturer, it was only natural that the company would seek a partner with equally high standards when it came time to source its new centerless grinder.

As part of its expansive product line, this well-established Midwest-based manufacturer cranks out millions of shafts each year, ranging from 1.5” to 8” in length and 1-1/4”-1-1/8” in diameter.  With grinding considered a critical manufacturing process, even a moment of grinder downtime is too long when trying to keep up with this nonstop parade of shafts.  So, when the manufacturer’s centerless grinder could no longer keep pace with its brutal schedule, the project’s lead manufacturing engineer knew that it was time to look for a replacement.  Complicating the search was the need to find a machine that could handle the company’s myriad part sizes and diameters with minimal changeover time. Robustness was an equally important factor in selecting the new machine.  “While some potential grinder companies had adequate machine offerings, they just didn’t understand how important the grinding process is in our manufacturing process,” explained the engineer.  But the story was different when the company approached Total Grinding Solutions (TGS).

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Total Grinding Solutions: IMTS 2016 Wrap-Up

Months of planning, weeks of onsite preparation and 25+ logo-emblazoned shirts later, we’re pleased to say that the IMTS was a success.  The IMTS gave us the opportunity to showcase our new TGS-CL-6020 centerless grinder to manufacturers from around the world. If you attended the show but were overwhelmed by the number of novelties on display, please take a return trip to the show via all the photos we collected during our stint in Chicago. 

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