Top 5 Centerless Grinding Problems & Grinding Troubleshooting

centerless grinding process problems and troubleshooting

Centerless grinding solves many problems

Centerless grinding is pillar of manufacturing industries around the globe.  Centerless grinding earned gratitude because of several pros over other process in industry eg-

  • Fast processing ( Time Saving)
  • Minimal Load time ( around 3 second per part again time saving)
  • Can process multiple diameters and huge number or parts
  • Automation is easy in centerless grinders
  • Quick to setup for work job
  • Tight tolerances
  • Longer Life of Grinding wheels
Centerless Grinding Process Errors and solutions
Centerless Grinding Process Errors and solutions


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Centerless grinding problems

Regular maintenance of centerless grinding machine can help your business alot and reduces number of problems in grinding process. But when your superstar grinder suddenly becomes non-functional, you’ll start deep diagnosis to find out root cause or problem behind error.

Most of the times, centerless grinders problems are related to grinder’s tooling. So first you should consider grinder’s tooling inspection while starting search for culprit.

Let’s dig deep into the common centerless grinding problems and causes behind problems and hints to solve the grinding problem like a boss.

Grinding Problem Troubleshooting
Grinder starts making noise Reduce speed of wheel
Reduce stock removal
Increase infeed rate
Increase traverse feed rate
Increase coolant pressure
Grinder starts making low sound Increase speed of grinding wheel

Decrease the stock removal

Increase dresser’s setting angle

Increase Coolant volume

Grinding ratio is being decreased Increase the speed
Reduce stock removal
Decrease the infeed rate and traverse feed rate
Increase dresser’s setting angle
Decrease the dressing amount and traverse feed rate
Workpiece is burnt Reduce the amount of stock removed per pass

Use a coarser dressing, more ‘open’

Adjust the coolant direction

Poor surface finish Slow down the dresser

Inspect, or replace dressing tool

Use a softer grade wheel

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FAQ about Grinding wheel problems and errors

What to do when Grinding wheel out of balance?

1 First conduct inspection of spindle and collet if burrs present then remove.
2 Check balancing stand level both ways before balancing wheel.

How to fix Loose Wheel Mount?

To fix loose wheel mount of grinder you should Tighten spindle nut or clamping screws through collet.

What are the indications behind Wheel acts too hard?

1 Wheel loading
2 Work discoloured
3 Work burned
4 Work Noise.

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