Mid-West Machine™ 3000 Stationary Grinder

Stationary systems are ideally suited to high production within a reasonable, specific size range. These machines are designed to grind billets, blooms, slabs, squares, round cornered squares, octagons or rounds and are readily adapted to automated material handling equipment.
State of the art solid state controls, automatic travel systems, anti-penciling systems, constant horsepower or constant force and ease of operation with a minimum of down time make Mid-West Machine ™ the logical choice for your conditioning requirements.

Specifically designed for ease of maintenance and operation, Mid-West Machine™ grinders feature outstanding visibility of the work area from the environmentally controlled operator’s cab. The control joysticks for the operation of the grinder head and material handling car are located in the armrests of the completely cushioned, industrial quality, fully adjustable seat. The touch screen, color HMI and data terminal displays, monitors and controls all operating sequences. The HMI also provides information and diagnostics for the electrical and hydraulic systems. An additional option includes the ability to transmit production reports to other locations as determined by the customer.
The electrical panels and hydraulic system components are arranged for easy functional checks with all components readily accessible for maintenance personnel.

These features, combined with a complete line of manipulators, slab turners, rotators, conveyors and other material handling equipment make Mid-West Machine™ equipment the most versatile metal conditioning systems available today.

Featured as standard equipment on all Mid-West Machine™ grinders are: automatic motor load control, automatic index, safety drop-off control, environmentally controlled cabs, centralized lube systems, and industry standard 24 inch (610mm) and 25 inch (635mm) grinding wheels.

This new high horsepower, heavy-duty model 3000 conditioning grinder is supported by an overhead carriage and includes a feature to allow the operator to swivel the grinder allowing grinding to take place at a position of 90 or 45 degrees from the long axis of the material being ground.

Machine Size and Weight

Length, width, height and weight varies with application

Grinder Head

Horizontal Stroke: 15 in to 80 in (380 mm to 2030 mm) as the application requires, Vertical Stroke: 40 in (1000 mm)

Wheel Size

24 in x 3 in to 4 in x 12 in (610 x 75 mm to 100 x 300 mm) or, 25 in x 3 in to 4 in x 12 in (635 x 75 mm to 100 x 300 mm)

Wheel Force

500 lbs to 3,000 lbs (225 to 1360 kg)


Typical for Titanium: 12,500 SFPM at 24 in (610 mm) or 13,000 SFPM at 25 in (635 mm), Typical for Steel Alloy: 16,500 SFPM at 24 in (610 mm) or 17,200 SFPM at 25 in (635 mm)

Grinding Angle

90° or 45° wheel to work angle as selected by operator


300 HP (223 kW) at 1800 RPM standard

  • Gantry for grinder travel across material
  • Wheel oriented 45° or 90° from long axis of material
  • Main grinder is adjustable to either of these two angles
  • Grinder equipped with 300 HP (223 kW) for maximum metal removal
  • Grinder equipped with a Live Shaft Spindle for ease of wheel change
  • Rounds Rotator Car consists of multiple-wheel type with split rotator wheels on line shafts, split bearings for ease of maintenance.
  • Cars can be equipped with “Easy Downs” for added safety when cars are loaded with cranes or forklift trucks.
  • Cars are general driven with a two cable system using a high horsepower motor and Vector drive allowing speeds from 4 inches (75mm) per minute to 200 feet (60 m) per minute.
  • Cars can also be axel driven using a vector drive and car mounted gear box where space is restricted.
  • Stationary Swarf Collection Hood
  • Close proximity, oversize cab, environmentally controlled
  • Complete electrical and hydraulics
  • Fully assembled and tested in Vulcan Engineering Co. facility

Additional Equipment

Rounds Rotator Car

Slab Manipulator Car

Square Billet Manipulator

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