ANCA recently launched "The ANCA Academy," a series of videos that cover a different technical topic each month. The second video in the series is called "Machine Basics: Starting Up Your Machine Before Grinding."
This training video discusses things to look out for before the machine is switched on, including the air preparation unit, lubrication unit and any potential trip hazards around the machine. Once the machine is ready to be powered up, they go through the processes of homing all axes both manually and automatically, jogging the axes and setting up a warm-up cycle.
Related Glossary Terms
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.