How to Improve Your Grinding Performance: Top 5 Upgrades for Your Grinder

Grinder Upgrades

We all know that grinding machines play a crucial role in machining and manufacturing. Once the grinder becomes inefficient, however, it becomes a nightmare. From slow cutting and high energy consumption to inconsistent product finish, you want to avoid going through all that stress. The best way to prevent these problems is to consider a grinder upgrade.

Upgrades improve the performance, efficiency and capabilities of grinding machines. In this article, we have carefully selected five grinder upgrades that can significantly improve your grinder’s performance.

Grinder Upgrades to Improve Your Grinding Performance

These are five grinder upgrades you need to boost your grinder performance and get the most out of your grinder.

Upgrade 1: Automation and Loaders

Automation and loaders are one of the best upgrades you can add to your grinding machine. When you automate your grinder, your operators no longer need to load and unload the machine manually. Instead it will be handled automatically. This will save them fatigue and allow them to handle many machines simultaneously. It also means that you will need less manual labor, resulting in reduced labor costs.

Upgrade 2: Diamond Wheel Dresser

diamond wheel dresser is a grinding wheel with one or multiple diamonds mounted on a tip or shank through a sintering process. Using a diamond wheel dresser can improve grinding performance because it helps maintain the sharpness and shape of the grinding wheel. With this, the grinding wheel will perform better, resulting in a high-quality work finish.

Upgrade 3: Electronic Machine Control (CNC controls)

Electronic machine control helps control the wheel speed, feed rate, etc. This will help improve accuracy and efficiency. At GCH, we offer well-known brands of electronic machine control upgrades, such as Siemens, FANUC, Allen-Bradley, etc., at less than 30% of the cost of a new machine.

Upgrade 4: Electronically Controlled Diamond Advance Unit

An electronically controlled diamond advance unit makes adjusting the diamond advance on your grinding machine seamless. The era of guessing and manually turning a dial to determine the amount of material to dress off the wheel will be over. You only need to input the distance you want the diamond to advance, and the machine will precisely advance the diamond to the specified position. This ensures that you remove the exact amount of material required from the wheel without any risk of over-adjustment that can burn the diamond.

Upgrade 5: Rotary Dressers

Rotary dressers have a longer lifespan than traditional abrasives. They also boost production rates by reducing the frequency and time required for wheel changes. The best part is that they can be easily integrated into the existing controls, making installation a breeze.

Contact GCH Tool Group to Improve Your Grinder Performance

Grinder upgrades can bring numerous benefits to your production process: greater efficiency, higher precision, reduced labor costs, longer tool life and reduced downtime. Ready to upgrade your grinder machineGCH Tool Group can help.

We offer automation and loaders, diamond wheel dressers, electronic machine control, electronically controlled diamond advance unit, rotary dressers and many more. Our grinder experts will assess your grinder to identify the upgrades that meet your grinding needs.

What are you waiting for? Contact GCH Tool Group and upgrade your grinder machine today!

About Ellen Kominars

Ellen joined GCH Tool in 2013 as director of marketing. She is responsible for digital marketing, media relations, website development, event planning, advertising, communications and graphic design. A long-time resident of Mexico City, Ellen speaks Spanish fluently, and often assists with the many GCH customers located in Latin America. Ellen has worked in industrial marketing for over 20 years. She’s now added grinding components and grinders to the list of products she’s marketed, which includes induction furnaces, hand tools, magnetic separators and diesel-truck axles.