Blanchard Grinding

Blanchard Grinding

PGI Steel has offered large Blanchard grinding and large surface grinding services since 1971.  We Blanchard grind most sizes of alloy and carbon steel plates, carbon and tool steel bars, specialty steel parts, and welded fabrications.  Furthermore, many of these parts and fabrications are often heavier precision steel parts versus micro finished parts.

We have two of the most recognized Blanchard grinders for steel plate grinding for large ground plate, small, specialty ground plates and precision parts.

Grinding Sizes and Capacities

Our No. 54-100 rotary surface grinders have a 54″ head diameter, a 100″ OD magnetic chuck, and a 128″ corner-to-corner swing has a vertical height capacity of 47″ and can handle up to 14,000 lbs. on the table.

Our No. 32-60, Blanchard grinders have a table weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. and has a 32″ head diameter, a 60″ one piece steel magnetic chuck, and a 61″ swing clearance inside the water guards providing high accuracy and high production repeatability.

With up to 20 ton load capacity, we use several overhead cranes and multiple jib cranes above our Blanchard grinders to meet demanding production requirements.  We locate magnet cranes throughout our plants to move steel between different operations.  These stations include flame cutting and plasma cutting, de-burring, annealing / stress relieving furnace, large machine shop and fabrication department.

When grinding large base plates, machine bases, and large precision ground parts, we can handle your job no matter the size. Ground plate is our specialty. We have some of the largest and most durable precision grinders in the Southeast, along with some of the most experienced and skilled grinding craftsmen and machinists in the Southeast.