A little bit of what we do and who we are; we are machinist, welders, fabricators and engineers. We have over 75 years of combined industrial machinery experience. We have been in manufacturing plants, refineries, agriculture and the oil and gas industries. We have seen a lot of good designs and the best have always kept it simple.
From these experiences and listening to knife makers (our area of Texas has some of the best) we have built a solid, reliable, simple machine. Every piece and every part of a TX Grinderz machine is chosen for a precise reason! Starting with the base, a solid ¼ thick steel plate with four domed feet welded on the bottom. This gives a solid platform to build from, the four feet allow it to sit level and all corners touch on various surfaces.
Our machine operates so smoothly it does not need to be bolted to anything. We dont even provide mounting holes, it is just not necessary.
The back bone of the machine is 4 pieces of 2x2x1/4 square tubing. The manufacturing seam that extends the inside length of the tubing must be removed so the smaller tubing slides smoothly in and out. Our developed process accurately removes the weld seam, leaving a smooth precise finish end to end. The back bone is then welded in a fixture that holds it true and square.
Thus, creating the H shaped weldment that is accurately aligned and welded (not bolted) to the base plate. At this point, we have created a solid base structure for your machine. The tracking wheel tube, platen plate tube and work table tube are all made from 1 ½ x 1 ½ x 3/16 square tubing. We chose this because it matches the 2x2 tubing radius that it is sliding into and gives the most surface contact inside the tube. 3/16 is overkill for this application but it is the better fit.
A ¼ wall tube has extensive radius on the outside corners lessening the flat contact surface inside the mating tube, potentially causing tracking inconsistencies. We use ¼ steel plate for the for the platen and 2 roller mounts. All the holes are drilled, not cut on a plasma or laser resulting in a truer round hole. The platen is 2 x 2 x 3/16 angle iron and. Is easily removed for slack belt grinding and quickly dissipates heat.
We use the best rollers for your machine. We will ONLY use rollers with a spacer between the bearings. If there is NOT a spacer installed between the bearings it is then preloaded by how tight the roller can be tightened. The spacer between the bearings allows us to tighten the rollers and tracking wheel tight against full size washers, not a melting nylon spacer. The washers have a large surface area to hold the rollers square, solid and true.
We install a precision machine washer against the inner bearing race to insure no thrust load can be transmitted to the outside race of the bearing. A setup without a spacer is outside common engineering principles and the design specifications of the bearings.Rollers without spacers cannot be fully tightened against the housing it is being mounted too (no matter how thick it is) and the machine will have bearing failure and tracking issues. TX Grinderz will ONLY use rollers with spacers. Our spring-loaded tension tube is smooth operating, requiring minimal pressure to pre-load. All you need to do is push down directly on the tracking wheel and its mount, it is extremely strong and the largest surface area for your hand.
A belt change is a 15 second, painless process. TX Grinders knobs were chosen for their size and ergonomic design. They are cast with smooth edges and threaded 5/16 with a hardened Allen drive bolt. The mating ¼ tube is machine drilled and taped 5/16. Therefore, allowing the same number of threads per inch as an industry proven, standard 5/16 nut thickness.
The tubes fit and careful attention to detail means the holding force is relative light. With an occasional cleaning and maintenance on the tubes the knob needs very little tightening to hold. Our ODP motor and switch (we dont charge extra for a switch) are an industry standard for this application. In over a year of operation and 150+ machines in service we have only had ONE (1) issue. We didnt even ask what the issue was, we simply sent a new motor out the same day.
Tx Grinderz offers a TEFC motor option if you want one please ask or search for our machine with the TEFC option. We chose our switch for its durability, non-conductivity, sealed and Lock Out, Tag Out capability for the industrial guys. The enclosure box is metal, and the attachment bolts are taped into the base plate after paint, insuring a safe, solid ground. We use industrial heat shrink connectors and wire nuts with threaded, sealed CGBs at all enclosure ports. Our VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) speed control is the best value option we have.
If it is in your budget, this option is a must have. You get a proven, top rated KB Electronics 2 HP rated VFD speed control, invertor and switch with an invertor rated, industrial TEFC 1.5 horse power motor. The contact wheels, the small wheels and all the other options can be added later. The best value we offer is our VFD grinder.
All of TX Grinderz parts are ground smooth with edges ground clean, (after all we make grinders) and painted. We know its going to be scratched up, but it sure looks good when you open that crate. Our hopes are that within 15 minutes of showing it off, it is covered in grinding dust and you dont look back or have any regret in choosing a TX Grinderz machine. The day you get it or 4 years from now, you have my guarantee TX Grinderz will have an immediate fix.
As you can read from this description, our machines are designed by us from experience and listening to customers. Each part on a TX Grinderz machine, no matter how small, has been chosen for its durability, value, and safety. We did not copy a competitors machine, they are copying us!Message us with any questions about upgrades, attachments, or how it works! Some options shown may not be included. The item "2x72 Belt Grinder VFD complete ready to use" is in sale since Sunday, April 15, 2018.
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