FG10000 Flywheel Grinders
Van Norman Flywheel Grinders
are the industry leaders and provide the best return on your investment. That's more profit!
The FG10000 Flywheel Grinder is a solid, well-built machine designed for grinding a variety
of flywheels. One of the most versatile grinders on the market today, the FG10000 Flywheel Grinder
resurfaces automotive and import stepped flywheels, truck flat flywheels, heavy duty truck stepped
flywheels center plates, and racing clutch components. You can also grind Heavy Duty Commercial
Truck Brake Rotors with the HD Truck Rotor Kit.
Fast, simple, accurate set-up - IN LESS THAN ONE MINUTE!
1 - Select the flange adapter and place it on the rotary table
2 - Position the flywheel on the adapter
3 - Install the Centering cone and hold down the bolt, then tighten
AS SIMPLE AS ONE - TWO - THREE! That's the entire set-up. The flywheel
sits on a precision ground flange adapter ring assuring its position parallel
to the crankshaft flange. No indicating. No guessing. No scratch test.
PRECISION RESULTS EVERY TIME
The FG10000 Flywheel Grinder takes work pieces up to 24". With a table diameter of 18" and six (6) slots
in the table, you have the stability and versatility for a full range of work. The table support diameter is 15"
and the column diameter is 5.5". The vertical head travel of the column is 8.75" with the maximum height of the
table to wheel of 10.50". A strong, 10 horsepower grinding motor at 3,500 revolutions per minute and a 1/3 horsepower
table motor at 16 revolutions per minute mean the FG10000 Flywheel Grinder is designed to do the job right.
The standard machine is available in 208 or 230 volts three phase only. Additional voltages are
also available as special order. In addition, the FG10000 can be ordered with an optional PowerHead
(Power Column) or with the PowerHead (Power Column) and AutoGrind
option. The PowerHead (Power Column) relieves the operator of the manual movement of the head up and
down. The PowerHead (Power Column) with the AutoGrind
feature powers the head up and down and can be set to automatically grind the flywheel to a pre-set depth.
The FG10000 Flywheel Grinder features include:
- » An exclusive, rugged base casting with cast-in table support. This means the table
and support are all one piece solid cast material. More durability, more reliability.
- » Unlimited grinding pressure is possible without table deflection. Again, this means
you can work the machine and it will give you the results you need.
- » There is an oil reservoir with an 'Optomatic oiler' that provides constant lubrication
to the column and table support.
- » There are no thrust bearings or anti-friction materials that would require field service.
- » The direct table drive means there are no chains or belts to adjust or replace. You
receive consistent torque on the table.
- » The double cam head swivel lock gives you positive head lock and is lubricated for
ease in swiveling.
- » The optional AutoGrind
is easy to set, easy to use and increases productivity. Best yet, it is reliable.
The benefits of owning and using a Van Norman FG10000 Flywheel Grinder:
- » You can grind your own flywheels. You finish the job fast and keep all the profits.
- » You can take in flywheel grinding business and increase your profits.
- » We have found when you take in grinding jobs you increase your parts sales also.
- » Set up is fast. And it's accurate.
- » You can grind most automotive and light truck flywheels - floor to floor -
in 5-10 minutes. Heavy duty, stepped flywheels may take longer, but still profitable.
- » The FG10000 Flywheel Grinder is economical in its cost and requires minimal
shop space. It is built to last, costs a few dollars per day to own and can result in stronger profits.
- » You can keep labor costs low. A skilled machinist is not required to operate
the FG10000 Flywheel Grinder. It is the easiest machine to operate in your shop.
- » Operating supplies are minimal in cost.
The unique design of the FG10000 Flywheel Grinder ensures its longevity and makes it easy to use.
There is a rugged cast bearing to support the 18" table with oil reservoir and oil film. The table rotates on
the cast bearing support that prevents any deflection regardless of the flywheel size and weight or the grinding
pressure. The oil level is set 1/16" above the table bearing support for constant lubrication and is maintained at
all times by the unique 'Optomatic' constant oiler.
is absolutely no downward or sideways pressure on the turntable spindle or turntable spindle bearings, they merely
drive and guide the table. (If the table was only supported by the spindle and spindle bearings, they would be
'wiped out' by the downward pressure exerted during grinding).
All this allows you to grind within closer tolerances.
Plunge Grind Fast & Accurately!
Hard spots and heat checks are not a problem. The entire friction surface is ground simultaneously, assuring fast,
accurate results every time. Plunge grinding produces a 'swirl' finish and the operator has total control over the
surface finish. The longer the sparkout, the smoother the finish.
Heavy Duty Construction for better results and longer machine life.
The FG10000 Flywheel Grinder has a 5.5" diameter column that is chromed and precision ground. It is constantly
lubricated by a felt wick installed within the column mounting flange. The column is totally protected from grinding
debris and coolant by a rubber boot.
The 1.250" lead screw on the Van Norman Flywheel Grinders is the largest on any flywheel grinder. The heavy duty
bronze lead screw nut is adjustable to take up any 'play' that may occur throughout the life of the machine.
The grinding head assembly is set at the factory with a .023" rear tilt of the grinding wheel and the side-to-side
setting is set at .000" for the fastest grinding and the best surface finish. The head tilt can be set flatter for
even greater grinding precision.
The coolant shroud has a removable cap to install the optional Shop Vac adapter. Using a vacuum cleaner with the
FG10000 Flywheel Grinder will reduce the mist and grinding debris in the shop.
The Van Norman FG10000 Flywheel Grinder is built SOLID
for RUGGED STRENGTH, PRECISION and RELIABILITY
One-piece, 480 pound base casting. The base casting is the heaviest and most rugged in the industry. The cast-in
column mounting flange is supported by heavy gussets and all the machining of the base casting is done with one set-
up for maximum accuracy and perfect perpendicularity.
The column mounting flange is cast integrally for more strength, stability and perfect alignment. It has an increased
diameter to properly support the massive column and the column is constantly lubricated by an internal wick.
Van Norman's exclusive direct drive gear reduction unit is a rugged, industrial design. The heavy duty 1/4 horse
power motor delivers consistent torque to the table. It requires NO maintenance because it has no chains or belts to
lubricate, adjust or replace.
The exclusive cast-in table support means NO DEFLECTION - EVER! The 94 square inch table bearing
support has a cast-in oil reservoir and is designed to prevent table deflection for faster, more accurate grinding
and a superior finish.
Control panels are easy to use, easy to reach and simple to understand.
One of the most versatile grinders
The FG10000 Flywheel Grinder grinds automotive and import stepped flywheels, truck flat flywheels and heavy duty
truck stepped flywheels, center plates and racing clutch components. Due to it's heavier construction and larger motor, the FG10000
is designed for a heavier production shop.
Consider some of the optional accessories to further extend the capabilities of your FG10000
You can own the Heavy Duty Truck Brake Rotor Kit that can bring in additional profits. This kit allows you to repair
commercial vehicle rotors, like those found on fire engines, ambulances, all different straight trucks, etc. It opens
an additional yet related market for you to generate profits and more business for your shop.
The kit includes several different sized cones covering the most popular sides of rotors on all makes and model of
larger commercial trucks. The cost or replacing these rotors is becoming more and more expensive, making it more
desirable to repair them.
Everything you need to get started right away is there, including a brand new CBN Grinding wheel to cover all
the various rotor materials.
The overall height of the FG10000 Flywheel Grinder is 69" with the height to the table at 34.6". The width is
34.5" and the front-to-back measures 36". The weight of the machine is 1,550 pounds. Packaged for shipping, the
weight is 1,700 pounds.
The FG10000 Flywheel Grinder from Van Norman comes standard with 3 centering cone bolts, 6 centering cones, 4
flange adapters (3" to 5.875"), 4 wheel mounting bolts, wheel spacer, 4" & 6" wheel mounting flange,
3 grinding wheels, star dresser, coolant pump with additive, table lubricant, leveling bolts and pads, wrenches and more.
Van Norman Flywheel Grinders are manufactured from the ground up by American craftsmen in a manufacturing
facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.