Mach-B has been scouring general grinding wheel information to bring you this list of general troubleshooting tips. If you have any other suggestions to add, please feel free to do so.
Possible Cause: Wheel out of Balance
Recommended Solution: Carefully re-balance the wheel on its own mounting or after truing. When you are finished using the wheel run it without coolant to remove excess liquid. Always store a used wheel vertically in a secure location when not on the machine to prevent fluid from settling at the lower edge of the wheel.
Possible Causee: Wheel out of Round
Recommended Solution: Always true the wheel sides to face before and after balancing.
Possible Cause: Wheel Grade Too Hard
Recommended Solution: Select a softer wheel with a more open structure and coarser grit.
Possible Cause: Work centers or work rests not true or not properly lubricated
Recommended Solution: Be sure to check the fit of centers and rests before using the machine. Always provide continuous even lubrication.
Possible Cause: Wheel needs dressing
Recommended Solution: Dress the wheel using a sharp diamond, held rigidly close to the wheel.
Possible Cause: Machine vibration
Recommended Solution: Examine the machine to check for vibration within the machine and for any vibration that may be transmitted to the machine from an outside source.
Possible Cause: Grinding cut too heavy.
Recommended Solution: Take lighter cuts.