Efficient milling, grinding or cutting requires good machine selection, quality cutting tools and an efficient means of clamping or holding the workpiece in place. With ever increasing process and cutting speeds, workpiece stability is a vital consideration when trying to maximize your productivity and improve performance.
Traditional clamping and fixturing methods can present a myriad of issues that may interfere with your process, including inconsistent clamping, cut interference and increased setup/tear down time. Additionally, when a machining or milling operation involves the production of multiple parts or parts of varying dimensions, the amount of setup time increases exponentially, based on number, size and required orientation of parts, and contributes to an overall reduction in the operation's total productivity.
In recent years, magnets have increased in popularity as an alternative to holding workpieces mechanically for machining and holding. Magnets are finding acceptance in general machine shops looking to reduce setup, minimize part obstruction and simplify their grinding approach.
Available exclusively from Praxair, the Pro Grind™ portable magnetic grinding table can be used on any steel work surface without clamps or bolts to hold it in place, helping to deliver greater versatility, safety and performance. Portable and practical, it is easily removed from any steel work surface by a handgrip located underneath the unit, which also doubles as a handle for carrying the Pro Grind table.
Located on top of the Pro Grind table are three surface magnets, which hold parts securely in place. This allows users to grind, buff or power wire brush parts without having to rely on clamps or holding the part by hand. As a result, the Pro Grind portable magnetic grinding table helps increase productivity while ensuring cleaner parts.
With no clamps obstructing the part surface, the Pro Grind portable magnetic grinding table increases safety and performance by allowing operators to have both hands on the grinder. The lid of the Pro Grind table is equipped with a handle, which is used to remove small parts from the surface magnets. Larger parts that hang off the side of the unit can be removed by hand.
Designed for versatility, this portable 10” x 16” magnetic table is easily moved to where the work is and is capable of holding small or large parts. The Pro Grind table can be adapted to hold down oversized pieces by using two Pro Grind tables. Additionally, cleaning the unit of any grinding dust or debris is as simple as wiping it off with a brush.