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Grinding machines for toolmaking etc. – CNC & conventional
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BLOHM SIMPLEX 75 Surface Grinding Machine
ELB SW10 Surface Grinding Machine
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Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
ELB SW10 Surface Grinding Machine
JONES & SHIPMAN 540P Surface Grinding Machine
GER RS-500 Tangential Grinding Machine
Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
GER RS-500 Tangential Grinding Machine
CHEVALIER FSG-618M Manual Surface Grinder
Portugal, 2405-012 MACEIRA LRA
CHEVALIER FSG-618M Manual Surface Grinder
STEFOR RTA 500 Tangential Grinding Machine
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ELB SW3HA Hydraulic, Eletric and Manual Surface Grinder
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BROWN & SHARPE N2 Surface Grinder
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Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
BROWN & SHARPE N2 Surface Grinder
ABA FF 600 - 30 Surface Grinder
Germany, 76316 Malsch
ABA FF 600 - 30 Surface Grinder
REFORM 7 Surface Grinder
Netherlands, 5674 TR Nuenen
REFORM 7 Surface Grinder
OKAMOTO ACC 84 DX-V Surface Grinding Machine
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ELB SWN Optimal 8375 SPS Surface Grinder
Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen
ELB SWN Optimal 8375 SPS Surface Grinder
S.E.C. RAEM RETT.PL 65-20-CNC Surface Grinder
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Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
S.E.C. RAEM RETT.PL 65-20-CNC Surface Grinder
ELB SWN6 NC-K Surface Grinder
Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen
ELB SWN6 NC-K Surface Grinder
BLOHM HFS 9 surface grinder
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf
BLOHM HFS 9 surface grinder
GEIBEL & HOTZ FS 415 Z SL Surface Grinder
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
GEIBEL & HOTZ FS 415 Z SL Surface Grinder
ELB Surface Grinder
Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen
ELB Surface Grinder
KNUTH HFS 2550 VC Surface Grinder
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
KNUTH HFS 2550 VC Surface Grinder
OKAMOTO ACC-52 EX Surface Grinder
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
OKAMOTO ACC-52 EX Surface Grinder
BLOHM Simplex 7 Surface Grinder
Germany, 46149 Oberhausen
BLOHM Simplex 7 Surface Grinder
ABA FFU 600/30 Surface Grinder
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
ABA FFU 600/30 Surface Grinder
JUNG JC 500 CNC-B CNC Surface And Profile Grinding Machine
SCHAUDT RFH Surface Grinder
Germany, 42929 Wermelskirchen
SCHAUDT RFH Surface Grinder
PROTH PSGS 3060AH Surface Grinder
Netherlands, 5674 TR Nuenen
PROTH PSGS 3060AH Surface Grinder
ELB SWB 8 VAI Surface Grinding Machine
Germany, 76448 Durmersheim
ELB SWB 8 VAI Surface Grinding Machine
ELB SW6VAI surface grinding machine
Germany, 74889 Sinsheim Hoffenheim
ELB SW6VAI surface grinding machine
ITAS VPB 350 Surface Grinder
Netherlands, 5674 TR Nuenen
ITAS VPB 350 Surface Grinder
BLOHM-SIMPLEX 7 surface grinding machine
Flat grinding machine
Germany, 06388 Gröbzig
Flat grinding machine
MÄGERLE F-12 R Surface and Profile Grinder
DANOBAT RGT 30/15/7 Surface Grinder
Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
DANOBAT RGT 30/15/7 Surface Grinder

Surface grinders are widely used in the mechanical engineering, toolmaking, as well as in the car industry. Surface grinding machines owe their name to the flat (plane) shape of the cut surfaces they create, which are very important in the production of cylinder bases, crankcases, covers or cylinder heads. Therefore, it is easy to distinguish surface grinding from cylindrical one. Surface grinders can be classified, according to the position between grinder tools and the workpiece, in two different groups: horizontal-spindle (peripheral) surface grinders and vertical-spindle (wheel-face) grinders. On Surplex you can find used surface grinders (whether CNC or conventional ones) with different grinding length, grinding width, work surface area and workpiece height.

Surface grinding is a process by which a machine tool cuts off tiny chips from materials to produce a smooth surface. The machinery works using grinding wheels covered in abrasive particles of various sizes.

  • Tool machine for chipping away at surface layers and creating a smooth finish
  • Features a variety of grinding wheels covered in abrasive particles
  • Used in tool manufacture and processing hardened materials
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Surface grinders can achieve very high levels of precision within a range of 1/1000 millimetre, which is a significant factor in its popularity in the tool manufacturing industry. Another field for which surface grinding machines can be used is in the finishing of hardened materials. A surface grinder consists of a machine body that supports all the components, except for the coolant applicator. The grinding head is at the rear of the surface grinder and is attached to a stand that allows adjustments to be made. The movable machine table is located to the front and features clamping slots. The machine table can be moved horizontally along two axes. The grinding wheel is fed-in vertically by moving the grinding head with a hand crank ‒ automatic feeding is available in some models. The machine table is also operated via a hand crank, or automatically in the case of a CNC surface grinding machine.

ELB Surface grinder in operation

Using a surface grinder

The device performs a movement parallel to the operator on top of high-precision guidance tracks. A magnetic chuck operated electronically or by hand holds the workpiece in place. A parallel vice and special clamping units also feature in the grinding process. If properly dressed, the grinding wheels can also be used to create profiles and certain angles can be achieved by tilting the clamping unit.

Surface grinding machines have been in use since the first half of the 19th century for industrial production. Back then, workpieces made from hardened materials could not be milled into shape. With the dawn of the computer age, the first NC-controlled surface grinders came onto the market. These have since however been replaced by the CNC surface grinder. Today, CNC surface grinding machines are the gold standard in effective manufacturing. Other devices, such as the rotary surface grinder, hydraulic surface grinding machine and horizontal/vertical surface grinding machine are now also available.

Surface grinders

Surface grinders can be used in industry to produce and finish guidance tracks. The surface grinder is also indispensable to the tool-building trade. The machining of ejector plates in mould-making and fine-tuning the plates by grinding the ejector heads are also routine tasks for this device. Larger ejector plates are sanded using a pot-grinding machine. The machine’s cutting tools are used to finish the individual sections of the hardened tool and are assisted by the magnetic clamps, or chucks, which feature a stop bar to ensure the workpiece remains parallel. The cutting angle can be adjusted by tilting the magnetic chuck.

Nowadays, there are many surface grinder companies which have focussed heavily on manufacturing these industrial machines. These include established brands, such as STANKO, TOS, MININI, WMW, ELB, PERFECT, FAVRETTO, GUILIN and REICHLE & KNÖDLER. Used surface grinders from these manufacturers come highly recommended, provided they are in a suitable condition.
Are you interested in finding a used surface grinder for sale? Or looking to buy a used CNC surface grinder at an affordable price? Surplex is the right place to be! We frequently have a large selection of used surface grinders for sale. Come and take a look and find the right used surface grinder for your needs. If the right surface grinder is not available at the moment, it is worth visiting us again in the near future ‒ we have a continually expanding range of machinery for sale in our numerous auctions.