The vertical grinder is used for grinding in the same way as the horizontal grinder. The difference is that the workpiece to be ground lies between two pieces of blank metal, rather than between a fixed surface like a table or a desk. This allows for a greater level of control over the grinding action than with either the horizontal or vertical grinders. The vertical grinder also allows the workpiece to be positioned off center from the grinding roll to allow for even greater control. In addition, the workpiece can be positioned far enough away from the grinder so that it does not become a safety hazard, although it is possible for the distance from the grinder to become smaller as the grinding roll gets closer to the workpiece.
The vertical grinder is sometimes referred to as a “work piece-specific chuck” because the grinding action can be performed directly on the stock without any contact with the workpiece itself. For example, this is used when grinding in order to obtain the same results as if the work were being executed on a lathe. This type of operation is also very efficient and is often used in applications where the speed of the vertical grinder is limited. This means that the machine should only need to be turned on and then left unattended for only a few seconds in order to obtain a sharp result.
There are four axes of operation with vertical grinding machines. These axes include: line-grinding (also known as concentric grinding), diamond blade, pneumatic tumbler. The machine can be controlled via electrical or mechanical means. Most vertical grinder machines use a hydraulic motor to control the movement of the workpiece, which is then translated into an electrical signal. The motor provides the power required to turn the vertical grinding axes, and the electrical signal enables the control commands to be fed into the various axes.
Due to the fact that vertical grinder machines work at higher speeds, they can often create faster workpieces than other types of grinders. This feature makes vertical grinder machines a good choice for manufacturers who need to complete large production runs of a particular product. The ability to grind to the desired finish line at a faster rate than other types of grinders makes vertical grinder machines a popular choice for most manufacturers.
Because there is not a significant amount of transfer of kinetic energy from the workpiece to the vertical grinding component, the vertical grinder also has the advantage of minimizing wear and tear on the workpiece. Although wear and tear are minimized by the ability of the vertical grinder to create workpieces with smaller particles, it is still necessary to apply clamping force to prevent damage to the workpiece. This is done by applying pressure to the clamping lever, which disengages the workpiece from the face grinding axes. This ensures that the vertical grinder is always operating at its optimum performance level and provides consistent and reliable grinding results.