Troubleshooting Tips: Centerless Grinding Concave work (low center)`, Work guides on entrance and exit sides deflected toward the grinding wheel. Also see . Centerless grinders are the dependable workhorses of the manufacturing world. With regular maintenance and TLC, your centerless grinding. Achieving consistent and quality results from the centerless grinding process requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals. Most application problems .

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Substitute harder grade or finer grained wheel Rough uneven finish.

Use coarser or softer wheel. Insufficient stock left on piece for grinding.

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Work jammed into wheel. Use a piece of wood dowelling or other suitable strip. Then use heavier cuts and finish with a light cut. Work support blade too thin Use a heavier blade. Use thinner coolant; avoid gummy troubleshootiny.

Grinding Troubleshooting

Do not change angle of housing. Be certain insulation is thick enough to be effective. Extraneous vibrations set up by nearby machinery. Avoid getting oil on wheel. Take lighter cuts or infeed at slower rate.


Check slides on truing attachment; they may be worn low in centre. Clean coolant tank and machine.

Incorrect dressing of grinding wheel Turn diamond to avoid fiat spot or cebterless with new one. Insufficient coolant when grinding tubing or other hollow work such as pistons, etc Increase flow of coolant at point of contact. Use plenty of coolant for dressing and grinding.

Increase number of passes.

Cetnerless spindle nut or clamping screws through collet. Incorrect dressing of grinding wheel Turn diamond or replace with new troub,eshooting. Work support blade loose. Reset gib on truing device. Bowed short piece, about twice length of wheel face. Particularly when doing in feed work, be sure to lubricate all slides in accordance with instructions.

Have toubleshooting on bench. If using soluble oil, use thinner coolant, add soda, or if necessary filter coolant. Allow grinding stock equal to approximately three times amount of run out. Truing attachment gibs may be loose enough to allow diamond to back off instead of cutting. Rotate or change diamond to—get sharper dressing.

Maintain diamond traversing at an even rate. Wheel acts too hard indicated by: Change the grinding cycle Correct the center hole by grinding it Replace the dresser with a new one. True edge of blade.


Centerless Grinding Adjustments

If it is not sufficient, the natural. Even spiral lines on work piece whose lead corresponds to feed rate. Wheel out of round. Stock removal too centerles on roughing cuts.

Start wheel on collet and tap lightly all around with a small piece of wood – do not let wheel drop on collet. Work guides are deflected toward regulating wheel. Work discoloured, burned Work chattering. Wheels must be dry and free of sawdust when applying this test. Scale from hardened work, or dirty oil, solder, welding flux, etc. Irregular scratches of various lengths and sizes due to dirty coolant.

When two are used constant soaking and drying out may eventually cause loosening of cap screws. Do not dress wheel or change angle of truing attachment.

Immediately upon receipt, all grinding wheels should be closely inspected for possible yrinding in transit. Dress these out of wheel. Take lighter cuts or in feed at slower rate.