Cylindrical Grinding

Cylindrical grinding is a manufacturing technique that shapes the exterior of objects by rotating them around a central axis. This is done using cylindrical grinders, which rotate and shape objects using an abrasive wheel. The wheels themselves vary in size, material, and configuration depending on the application, which means these systems can be adapted to suit a wide range of individual needs.

Cylindrical grinders can be used to achieve precise shaping on any number of manufactured components, especially in cases where the internal or external diameter is meant to be perfectly round.

Centerless Technology has over 21 years of experience in precision grinding, offering quality grinding services for all of our clients. Our dedicated team of experts is prepared to lead your company through even the toughest of grinding challenges.

Benefits of the Cylindrical Grinding Process

Manufacturers across industries are turning to cylindrical grinding as a way to save money while still producing high-quality, high-precision components. Cylindrical grinding often yields similar or even superior results over other grinding processes, such as CNC machining, and it does so with quicker turnarounds as well.

Some additional benefits of cylindrical grinding include:

  • Versatility: Depending on the type of wheel, cylindrical grinders can be used across a broad spectrum of materials, including aluminum and steel. Similarly, manufacturers can configure these tools to support the production of extremely varied products.
  • Ease of use: Modern cylindrical grinders offer easy loading and unloading of materials and include features geared toward efficient automation.
  • Enhanced surface finishing: A key consideration for many industries, cylindrical grinders support a much higher finishing quality than rougher techniques. This saves time on finishing, which in turn reduces costs. Expanding on this ability, Centerless Technology is the only business in the Rochester, NY, area to offer super-finishing, which polishes parts to less than a 1-Ra surface finish.

These benefits come about largely because of the array of grinding configurations available. Different types and combinations of wheel heads and axes can together support a wide variety of uses.

Our Cylindrical Grinding Capabilities

Centerless Technology offers some of the most advanced cylindrical grinding equipment in the industry. Our latest acquisition, the KELLENBER-VARIA UR 175/1000, boasts a fully programmable “B” Axis capable of complex multidiameter grinding as well as internal grinding. The machine has a 13.75’ swing diameter and measures 40” between centers, making it suitable for many tasks that prioritize precision and flexibility.

We bring this emphasis on quality and precision to all our services, making sure that all our products can achieve extremely tight tolerances and superior finishes. We also work with high-quality raw materials, including:

  • 416SS
  • 303SS
  • 12L14
  • Tool steel
  • Aluminum
  • And many other metals

Our mill contacts across the globe allow us to offer virtually any material necessary for your project, even if it’s not explicitly listed. Our expertise, machinery, and commitment to growth are unmatched in the region, and we’d welcome the opportunity to prove that to you.

Learn More From the Dedicated Team at Centerless Technology

No matter the specifics of your project, Centerless Technology can provide the expertise to improve your finished products. Our team’s decades of experience prove that we have what it takes to expedite even the most complex grinding challenges.

To find out more about how we can put our skills to work for you, request your free quote today. If you have further questions or want to discuss specifics, you can also contact our team, and we’ll be happy to speak with you about your needs.

Swing Capacity13.75'
Distance Between Centers40"
Center Height7"
Cylindrical Grinding Wheel Size (Left Side STD.)16"x2.5"x5"
Travel (Z & X Axis)45", 12.6"
Rapid Traverse (Z & X Axis)590 ipm, 300 ipm
Swiveling Range (Z Axis)9 degrees
Wheel Drive Motor10 hp

cylindrical grinding machine
KELLENBERGER KEL-VARIA UR 175/1000 CNC Universal CNC Cylindrical Grinder with KELCO 90 CNC Controller, 13.75' Swing Diameter and 40" Between Centers