Multi-lab has just received one of their cylindrical grinding machine tools back at the Works Factory following a recent refurbishment carried out by the Churchill Machine Tool Company.
The refurbishment has come at a cost of over £16,000 and brings this venerable machine right up to date with new electronics and several safety related features.
Churchill Grinders have a reputation for cylindrical grinders that is second to none. At one time probably the largest manufacturers of grinders in the world, Churchill Cylindrical Grinders are known in Machine shops the world over for their reliability, precision and accuracy.
With this latest repair, the machine will be given a new lease of life and can be expected to run for many years into the future.

Multi-Lab | Quartz & Ceramics

Off loaded ready for installation

Multi-Lab | Quartz & Ceramics

Multi-Lab | Quartz & Ceramics

Upgraded with new electronics and safety features

Multi-Lab | Quartz & Ceramics

Multi-lab are able to produce and machine a wide range of quartz components with the Cylindrical Grinder. Larger diameter tubing or parts can be accurately machined to tolerances of ±0.02mm. We will be installing the Grinder into its permanent location within the next few days and it will shortly be up and running for many years to come.

The machine required some installation work and then refilling with hydraulic oil, cutting fluid . Now that’s completed its ready to undergo some tests to ensure that its set up correctly and running true.

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We retro fitted some splash guards for the coolant.

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Close up of Grinding head and test piece.