Precision Grinding: Abrasive Wheel Safety

Precision Grinding: Abrasive Wheel Safety introduces the learner to key safety measures in the use of the abrasive grinding wheels and machine tools in precision grinding operations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify hazards which could affect the machine operator when using abrasive grinding wheels for precision grinding processes.
  • Recognize safety measures which affect the grinding wheel and setup to avoid potential hazards and wheel bursting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of machine safeguards, and their role in operator and wheel safety.
  • Determine how various failure modes could be avoided for the safety of the machine operator, grinding wheel, and grinding machine.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents


  • Safety Responsibilities

Grinding Machine Safe Guards

  • Electrical Operation
    • Electrical Safeguards
    • Emergency Stop
    • Lockout-Tagout
  • Machine Guards
    • Fixed Guards
    • Interlocked Guards
  • Safety Shields and Other Guards
  • Other Safeguard Devices
  • Failure Modes: Machine Safeguards

Machine Operator Safety

  • PPE
  • Grinding Wheel Operation Hazards
    • Particle Hazards
    • Liquid Hazards
    • Abrasion/Impact Hazards
    • Noise Hazards
  • Failure Modes: Operator Health

Grinding Wheel and Setup Safety

  • Grinding Wheel Markings
  • Storage, Transport, and Inspection
  • Wheel Setup
    • Flange-Grinding Wheel Ratio
    • Wheel Flange Assembly
    • Tightening Flange Assembly Screws
    • Static Wheel Balancing
    • Dynamic Wheel Balancing
    • Wheel Dressing
  • Failure Modes: Wheel Bursting

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