Grinding Machines

Grinding machines are used in a variety of industrial settings to grind various materials. Grinding machines are machine tools and have abrasive wheels as their main parts. The material that is ground in this machine is known as a workpiece. From plastic to various metals, different workpieces are ground in this machine.

Visit a b2b marketplace and you will find various manufacturers offering these machines with different specifications. The variety exists due to the need to cater to different purchasing needs of the customers. Here is a discussion to help you know what features of grinding machines your customers would look for.

Types of Grinding Machines

First of all, you must be familiar with different types of grinding equipments and which of them are most purchased in your region. Here are the main types of machines you should find with suppliers:

Belt Grinding: Processing of the work piece, including finishing, edge breaking and removal of stock is easily done with a this machine.

Bench Grinding: Hand grinding of cutting tools like lathe tools is done with a bench grinder. Many other rough grinding functions are also performed by it.

Surface Grinding: As the name suggests, surface grinders work upon the surface of the work piece to lend smoothness. A refined look of the work piece is obtained through the process.

Jig Grinding Machine: Used for processes that require high level of accuracy and finish, a jig grinder is suitable for grinding complex shapes.

Cylindrical Machine: The work pieces with a central axis of rotation make use of cylindrical grinding machine.

Gear Cutting: Another common type of machines used for grinding is the gear cutting machine. It is used for hobbing, machining, forging, casting and other processes.

Material Processed

The purchasers of grinding machines take into consideration the material they wish to process through these machines. For example, a gear cutting machine is suitable for metals, plastic and wood, whereas belt grinding machine is mainly used for metals. A bench grinder designed for grinding steel can’t be used for grinding aluminum and other soft materials. So, consider the industry setups in your region to entertain the right type of audiences.

Machine Specifications

The grinding machine manufacturers manufacture grinding machines using different specifications. You can find machines with different specifications with machine suppliers. Here are some of the main specifications of these machines:

Size of the grinding wheel.

Input power required to operate the machine for different purposes.

Frequency and volt rating.

No-load speed.

Type of control for grinding head.

Horizontal or vertical spindle and many more.

Finally, customers consider whether they want to have a machine that is controlled by hand or CNC.