The LSS 53 Vertical Grinder is a versatile machine that can perform all sorts of grinding operations. With its durable cast aluminum and vertically standing fan-wheel/belt-driven vertical rotation fan, this grinder can be used in all sorts of applications. The machine’s large chuck plate and robust chuck teeth protect the front of the cutter from wear and tear, which makes it ideal for rugged use. This grinder has a heavy duty motor that is very powerful, durable, and makes it able to take on a variety of abrasive materials.
The LSS 53 Vertical Grinder consists of a heavy duty chuck assembly and solid state drive system. With its strong and rigid components, the LSS 53 Vertical Grinder is a dependable workhorse that with a long service lifetime makes it an excellent choice when availability of transportation is of little importance. The solid cast aluminum and vertically geared fan-wheel/belt-driven air-cooled chuck and its durable, nodular aluminum and cast iron cylinder make this grinder capable of performing the toughest and hardest grinding operations. When compared to other machines of similar design, the LSS 53 Vertical Grinder has a shorter throw and a heavier work piece, which makes it more suitable for limited applications and repetitive maneuvers. This grinder uses a locking mechanism to secure the work piece during operation and can be locked by one setup with the aid of a pin or bolt.
Another popular type of vertical grinder is the angle grinder, which is also called a blade grinder. The angle grinder belongs to the category of radial grinders and is a part of the category of rotating cutters. This grinder features a blade comprised of a blade guard, which prevents it from being damaged when the machine is turned on and when it is turned off. It has an adjustable blade height that enables you to set it according to the thickness of your materials. This angle grinder also incorporates a variable CDN drive system, which enables the machine to spin at a high and fast speed, especially suitable for use in abrasives wheels.
The third type of vertical grinding machine is the flat plate vertical grinder, which is also known as the blanking grinder because it does not create any sort of “roundness” to the workpiece while grinding. The flat plate vertical grinder was originally designed to use on round curves and shapes, but with the advent of greater flexibility of materials, this type of grinder became more useful and was eventually designed to grind even irregular shapes such as circles, squares and hexagons. With greater variety in materials and with the wide range of available sizes in which to grind, the flat plate vertical grinder is now more widely used than any other type of vertical grinder.
The last major difference between the three types of vertical grinders is their method of clamping. All three are designed with an optional v-clamp attachment, which allows a lower level of clamping force than can be found in some other types of vertical grinder. The advantage of using the v-clamp is that it significantly reduces the level of waste product and eliminates the need for excessive grinding operation to obtain the same level of roundness error correction. Clamping force levels can be individually adjusted and will be independent of the type of workpiece and its size and shape. However, the v-clamp can be a more costly option than v-clamps for applications in which it is unnecessary.
There are essentially two types of grinding action that can be implemented with a vertical grinder: horizontal and vertical. A horizontal grinder works in a similar fashion to the lathe or the saw in that the workpiece is placed on a flat bed of stones and the grinding action engages a vertical surface. The horizontal grinder achieves its greatest accuracy by operating at slower speeds than the vertical type. This approach allows the machine to run at greater efficiencies, due to the elimination of wear and tear on the machines tools. Grinding speed and type of stone used to achieve the optimum result are controlled by a number of options available in the horizontal grinder and can range from high speed sanding and finishing to fine grinding of very fine lines.