The scope of work comprised a full machine refurbishment & CNC retrofit of this Cincinnati Microcentric Grinder; elements of the machine have also been completely re-engineered to enhance machine productivity.

The machine refurbishment included fitting of new Linear Rails (to replace the original, conventional, Machine Slides), fitting of all new Axis Drive Ballscrews, refurbishment of the Work Head, full refurbishment of the Wheel Head including the hydrostatic Spindle, refurbishment of the Component Loader, replacement of all machine hydraulics, lubrication & pneumatic systems, fitting of a complete new Coolant System with Paper Bed Filter and completely re-Guarding of the machine for PUWER compliance.

The CNC retrofit comprised retrofitting of a new Siemens 828D Control, a new Siemens Inverter Drive to the Workhead, new Siemens Digital Axis Servo Motors & Drives and a complete new Electrical Interface.


  • Cincinnati Microcentric Grinder
  • Siemens 828D Control
  • Workhead Spindle: 1.5Kw
  • Wheelhead Spindle: 5.5Kw
  • Auto Wheel Balancing
  • Diamond Roller Dresser
  • Auto Parts Loader
  • Totally Enclosed Guarding
  • Coolant & Filtration System


Not only has the machine been refurbished to a very high specification, the production capabilities have also been further advanced by the installation of a new Diamond Roller Dresser (mounted on a Servo Axis), SBS Wheel Balancing and Acoustic Gap Elimination System.


  • Project Management
  • Mechanical Design (Inventor 3D)
  • Electrical Interface Design
  • PLC Software Design
  • Slideway Grinding to restore Machine Alignments
  • Ballscrew Refurbishment or Replacement
  • Spindle Refurbishment
  • Refurbishment of Gearboxes & Drive Train Systems
  • Overhaul or replacement of Hydraulic Systems
  • Re-assembly to OEM Specfications & Tolerances
  • Guarding Systems to PUWER Compliance
  • Electrical Panel Build
  • Commissioning
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Site Re-installation
  • User & Maintenance Training
  • Full Documentation
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