SURFACE GRINDER SAFETY PROJECT
Surface Grinder Safety Project
Ferndale Safety is designing and building fully automated safety upgrades to eight surface grinders at a customer facility near Montreal, Canada. This is the first project of this kind in our history and Ferndale Safety is proud to be a part of it.
What is a surface grinder?
Surface grinding is a process to make a flat, smooth surface on steel parts. A surface grinder is a machine tool which facilitates the surface grinding process.
What are the risks?
A surface grinder has a grinding wheel that can rotate at high RPM. The wheel is rarely stopped, even when the machine is not in use due to grinder wheel balancing and tolerance issues
The rotating wheel can cause mechanical hazards such as entanglement, drawing-in, abrasion, burning, and projection. It is also possible for the grinding wheel to explode due to an accidental grinding wheel impact or a defect inside the grinding wheel.
Ferndale Safety’s Solution
Ferndale Safety’s proposal was stellar from the get-go. We knew right away that Ferndale Safety was the right company to partner with for this project.