About Blancherd Grinder
The Blanchard Rotary Surface Grinder consists of a vertical grinding spindle, with either a grinding wheel or grinding segments, combined with a rotating magnetic chuck. Many options are available for both grinding wheels and spindle drive
horsepower. In operation the grinding wheel comes down and processes the entire part surface simultaneously, removing stock from the surface side of the part. Because of this Blanchard grinding is often referred to as rotary surface grinding.
This machine was designed to grind large parts while grinding its entire surface footage. The grinding wheel spins counter to the table’s rotation, leaving a signature crosshatch pattern. Blanchard surface grinder was first introduced
in its New England birthplace in early 1900, Blanchards have a long history, with many grinders still operating in factories worldwide. In 2004, Bourn and Koch purchased OEM rights to Blanchard and Mattison, building new surface grinders
in its facility in Rockford, Illinois