Centerless grinding is a cylindrical machining process which uses abrasive cutting to remove material from a workpiece and improve surface roughness. In general, the centerless grinding process utilizes two wheels: one grinding wheel which removes the material and one regulating wheel which applies lateral pressure in order to carry the workpiece and control its rotational speed and through-feed rate. The process offers high levels of productivity and efficiency for large series of cylindrical workpieces and ensures relatively low processing times. Moreover, due to the versatility of the centerless grinding process, a vast selection of wheel parameters – such as dimensions, grit type and size, bond type and hardness – and process parameters – such as rotational speed, throughput speed, grinding angles – can be tuned and customized in order to achieve the desired surface finish for every processed material.
Finishing and superfinishing wheels are abrasive wheels used for special applications of the centerless grinding process. AMORE DETAILS
Semifinishing wheels are used for high-precision rectification of steel bars and tubes. The technical properties of the bond combinedMORE DETAILS
Regulating (control) wheels are used for carrying workpieces in a centerless grinding process. They regulate the rotationMORE DETAILS