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Centerless Grinders

Feedall Automation Serves this Critical Application with Specialized Solutions

Automation equipment dedicated to centerless grinding automation improves the rate of parts produced through one of the oldest machining processes in use. When cylindrical parts require a tight outer diameter tolerance over their length, a centerless grinding operation is often the manufacturer’s best option. Simply, a centerless grinder removes material from a part by passing it between spinning abrasive wheels.

No spindles or fixtures are necessary to secure the part during the process. Instead, two rotary grinding wheels control the parts as they pass through the machine. Automating the feeding step further optimizes an already efficient process, enabling long-duration, unmanned operation.

From the beginning, Feedall Automation has worked with machine tool manufacturers to implement ways to streamline their centerless grinding operations. In centerless grinding, Cincinnati Milacron (now simply Milacron) was once the gold standard for producing outer diameter/cylindrical grinders.

Decades ago, Feedall worked hand-in-hand with Cincinnati Milacron to design and develop automation solutions to serve centerless grinders. That experience, which goes back 75 years, has led to finely tuned, proven tools dedicated to maximizing production for centerless grinding workstations.

Below you can explore the different solutions we provide that specifically address centerless grinding—but also can be implemented for many other industrial applications. Take a look at many of these units closer in our Video Library. Our automation equipment resources provide deeper information about all things related to automation. If you need to speak to our experts for further details, please reach out at any time.



These flat belt conveyors provide entrance, intermediate, and exit capabilities for a wide variety of machine tools and processes with just the right part push.



This dual round belt conveyor is ideal for transferring cylindrical parts when precise lateral location of the part is critical.



Bi-flow conveyors offer unparalleled performance when speed and part orientation are critical.



Hopper fed—either bulk loaded or hand stacked—this billet parts feeder quickly processes cylindrical parts like cut bars, tubes, and shafts.


Whether you want to learn more about one of our pieces of automation equipment or to discuss your application in search of a custom solution, we’re here to help. Connect with our team today, and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.


38379 Pelton Road

Willoughby, Ohio 44094