Grinding Machines

Gear Hobbers and Control Migration

This is the story of how Bourn & Koch upgraded its older gear hobbers to advanced CNC systems to machine large bull and cluster gears, worms, shafts, splines and pinions for the defense and aerospace, oil/gas drilling, mining, heavy equipment and power generation industries.
Grinding Machines: Articles

New Honing Process Produces High-Precision in Manufacturing

Single Stroke Honing from Sunnen is a single-pass process that sizes and finishes a bore with a series of progressively larger superabrasive tools adjusted to a pre-set diameter. Single Stroke Honing tools rotate while passing through the bore one time and then withdrawing. The machine's servo-controlled stroking system provides flexibility with adjustable speed and various feed profiles, such as pecking, short stroke, dwell, etc. Column feed and spindle speed can be varied throughout a cycle using the machine control. 
Developed in Europe by Sunnen Products Company, the Single Stroke Honing® process for cast-iron hydraulic valve bodies produces less than 2 µm cylindricity in bores, achieving almost 200 percent more precision than previously possible.

An Insatiable Appetite for Mega Machining

The insatiable global demand for infrastructure is driving the increased size of mining, mineral and aggregates processing equipment.


Grinding Machines: Industry News

Vollmer Adds New Personnel

Derrick Bailey, Matthew LaRose and Tatjana Gruber have joined application and sales support.

Glebar Celebrates Startup of New Facility

Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house are (l-r): Ramsey Councilman Peter Kilman; Assemblyman Robert Auth; Glebar VP Customer Service Mark Scanel; Glebar President John Bannayan; Glebar Chairman & CEO Adam Cook; Member of the Ramsey Chamber of Commerce Jodi Smith; Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi; Member of the Ramsey Chamber of Commerce Helen Hodge; and Joanne Cimiluca from the Office of County Executive James Tedesco.
A ceremonial ribbon-cutting and open house formally launch the fully integrated, state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing plant.

Dynabrade Names New Vice President

Hardy Hamann, Dynabrade  “I am delighted to return to the abrasive tool industry. Dynabrade is a highly regarded American made brand supported by a team with a shared vision for domestic and international growth. I look forward to becoming a Dynabrader."
Hardy Hamann is their new vice president of sales and marketing.


Grinding Machines: Products

FABTECH 2015: Grinding, Polishing, Finishing

Booth S-2063: Burr King will display their full product line of grinding, finishing, polishing, deburring, vibratory and surface conditioning equipment. 
Take a closer look at some of the grinding, polishing and finishing machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor. 

Cordless Grinders Pack A Punch

Booth S-5007: The universal cordless straight grinder ASC 9 from Suhner is ideal for work with non-woven brushes and flap wheels. Typical work includes the removal of tarnishing and blending on matte surfaces. The reduction gears fitted in the machine deliver a high torque and consistent working speed, providing a uniform grinding pattern.
Suhner expands their product range with a complete series of four cordless compact grinders, consisting of the straight grinder ASC 9, the belt grinder ABC 7, the fillet weld grinder AKC 3, and the tube polisher ATC 7.

High Quality Extension Die Grinders

Booth S-5050: The new air-powered Pipe Belt Finisher from Dynabrade is ideal for blending and finishing applications on metal, stainless steel and a variety of other materials used on pharmaceutical equipment, food machinery, railing and other metal fabrication applications. It is also excellent for blending and polishing tubing and round stock, finishing structural steel and various blending applications.
Dynabrade displays their new lines of Extension Die Grinders and Pipe Belt Finishers.