A vertical grinder is a device used in the manufacture of paper products, which has a grinding wheel and two types of cutting edges. These devices are available with diamond plate wheels, which are designed to give the user smooth and easy operation. The grinding action of these vertical grinders can be adjusted to make it suitable for use on a wide range of workpieces. Grinding of fine fabrics and paper work can be carried out effectively when this type of equipment is used.
Using the vertical grinder also has some other benefits. It allows less distortion of the workpiece surface because of the smooth action of the wheel. This reduces the degree of chatter that can occur during the cutting process and improves the quality of the finished product. This also results in a reduction in the physical and financial cost involved in the production of the workpiece. This can translate into better profits from the end user.
There are two types of cutting blades that a vertical grinder may have. There are those with a flat face and those with a concave face. In some situations, the flat-faced vertical grinder is preferred. This is because the flat face offers a greater level of precision in cutting and is less prone to damage to the workpiece surface. The flat faced blades are also easier to maintain and clean after use.
A vertical grinder is normally set up in a vertical position in a chuck stand. One setup consists of having the machine parked in a convenient location and then the workpiece is placed inside the chuck, lined up with one edge of the blade at the bottom of the chuck and the opposite edge of the blade at the top of the chuck. This setup can be done manually or using one of the various systems that come with the machine. Manual setup requires that the operator remove the paper from the feed try and manually align the workpiece so it is resting directly on the steel blades.
Another type of vertical grinder is the one setup in the stock removal configuration. In this case, the steel blades are set up inside the workpiece. A sliding plate moves inside the slot, while a cutting blade remains in operation. In addition to providing work piece alignment and fine grinding, this configuration is used for detailed grinding and polishing.
For maximum performance, it is important to set up a vertical grinder with the proper amount of clamping force. To find the appropriate clamping force, measure the distance between the center of the chuck teeth and the face of the workpiece. The clamping force should be at least twice the edge width of the material being ground. If the measurements do not vary much, the force needed will be close to the maximum edge width of the material being ground. In addition to providing a better finish, the clamping force also reduces the amount of heat generated during the grinding process. This ensures the material does not become too hot while the grinder is in use.