Grinding

grinder machineryA Slideway grinding service is provided covering single components or features through to full rebuild of a slide system, including motivating mechanisms (ballscrew & nut, rack & pinion etc), feedback systems (linear scales etc) and protection (covers, bellow etc). Other considerations including machine alignments and geometric tolerances can be accommodated.

We have many years experience reclaiming failed slideways, and applying various materials including, Turcite and cast iron, and have responsibility for design concept for slide systems in a corrosive environment using stainless steels and low friction plastics.   Slideway Technologies has an understanding of material and mechanical limitations and can offer advice in a practical informal way.  Slideway data is processed and recorded, data and conformity sheets can be issued on completion.

slideway technology grinderOur travelling column machine allows us to pre machine slideway elements to a high degree of accuracy so that subsequent hand skills, such as scraping, is kept to a minimum.  This machine also allows us to carry out work on large machine elements, such as column bases or beds.  In some cases it may not be necessary to fully dismantle machines to access slideway elements significantly reducing time and costs.

5m x 3m x 4m cup wheel
3m x 1.25m peripheral wheel