Tool and Cutter Grinding Machines are used by many woodworkers to manufacture wood products such as cabinets and other furniture. Types of Grinding Machines The type of machine can be classified into two categories: lathe tool and cutter/cutter. A lathe tool grinders the work surface using a rotating wheel whereas a cutter/cutter grinder forces the work surface to the ground by cutting it with a grinding blade.
Grinding Machines are designed to cut, lift, push, pull, spin and drill. They are either operated by electricity or hydraulic pressure. Each of these has its advantages and disadvantages and it is necessary to understand these both before selecting a tool and cutter grinding centre.
Some of the Applications of Different Types of Tool & Cutter Grinding Machines
These are heavy-duty machines used in manufacturing aircraft, turbines, and other heavy-duty machines. The equipment has to be robust and durable for long hours of operation. In aerospace applications, heat-treated steel and aluminium are used in making the outer shell. High alloy steels are used in the inner core to produce the material. In most cases, the grinding operations need to be synchronous or nearly so. In these applications, the tool and cutter machines use diamond grinding operations.
Manual tools and cutter grinders are used for work in which it is not necessary to use power. These include drilling, boring, planning, and levelling. They are also used in milling machines. It has a smaller blade that is manually moved up and down the shaft to grind the surface.
Electric tool and cutter grinding machine is a modern machine. It uses an electric motor to grind material. A modern version includes touch screen controls. This equipment has a lot of power and can perform several operations simultaneously. In general, the two types of this machinery are single and multiple drives. A single drive unit is designed to handle a large number of projects while a multiple drive unit is designed to do the same but at a greater rate of speed.
Tool and cutter grinders are generally classified into five types namely; belt, vertical, horizontal, vertical platen, and stick. The vertical platen and stick are the oldest types. Belt sanders are suitable for most applications and are usually found in fabricating and drilling industries. Horizontal and vertical grinders are suitable for light-duty work in which the operators need to make just a couple of passes over the material. To operate them a complete series of gears and pulleys is necessary to keep the equipment going.