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Ceramic Thru Grinder

LEI has done many projects for CoorsTek, a division of the Coors Brewing Company located in Hillsborough Oregon. They are a major producer of engineered ceramics products.

The Multi-Head Grinding tool can accommodate several grinding surfaces and product configurations. The tool uses hydraulics, pneumatics, powerful electric drives, measuring systems, lubricators and PLC controls. Custom slides and swivels were designed to position the large grinding heads. The machine incorporates a grinding fluid containment, recirculation, filtration and cooling system. Diamond grinding wheels produce fine finishes and high production rates. The machine is more than 90 feet long, 11 feet tall, and is exceptionally reliable and user friendly. Lund Engineering was responsible for the concept, design, engineering and support of construction.