Types of Floor Grinding Equipment

Floor Grinding Equipment

A floor grinding equipment is a necessity for most housing projects. The primary aim of the equipment is to smooth en the floor with minimal effort and in the shortest possible time. A floor grinding machine uses an abrasive machining process whereas a spinning wheel, albeit at high speed, laced with a rough exterior, that is the grinding wheel, cuts of extra chips off the surface, thereby rendering it smooth.

Floor grinding equipment is the most sought after tool in housing projects, as mentioned earlier. This is because the flooring of every house needs that particular look and feel and the smoothness is always an added attraction. It uses a rotating abrasive wheel or the grinder which rotates at high speed thereby removing the oxide layer at the top and also the metallic and non-metallic pieces which would, otherwise, spoil the show and feel of the floor.

What is a Floor Grinding Machine?

It is a tool which helps smooth en the floor. The surface grinder consists of an abrasive wheel, a holding device known as a chuck, and a rotary table. The material is held in place by the chuck while it is activated. There are two ways by which this can be done: The magnetic chuck holds the ferromagnetic wheel, while non-ferromagnetic and non-metallic pieces are held in place by vacuum or mechanical means. A machine vise (made from ferromagnetic steel or cast iron) is put on the magnetic chuck and is used to hold non-ferromagnetic work pieces. That can happen if only a magnetic chuck is available.

Types of Floor Grinding Equipment

Horizontal-spindle (peripheral) surface grinders

The periphery of the wheel touches the work piece, producing the flat surface. Peripheral grinding is used in precision work on simple flat surfaces; angled surfaces; slots; flat surfaces next to shoulders; recessed surfaces; and profiles.

Vertical-spindle grinders

The face of a wheel is used on the flat surface. Wheel-face grinding is often used for fast material removal. The work piece is held on a table, which can be changed according to the task, or a rotary table machine, with continuous or indexed rotation. Indexing allows loading or unloading one station while grinding operations are being performed on another.

Disc grinders and double-disc grinders.

Disc grinding is the same as surface grinding, the difference being a larger contact area between the disc and work piece. Disc grinders come in two types: Vertical Spindle and Horizontal Spindle. Double disc grinders work both sides of a work piece simultaneously.