Bed Way Grinding



  If your machine can't keep tolerance because of wear on bedways, but still has a solid structure, do not rush to buy a new one.
Main reasons to restore your older/worn out machine
- Major price difference between new machine and rebuilding
- Operator familiar with the machine
- Machine will be installed back in same place
- Tolerance will be back as on new machine
- Hard to get a same rigid machine. Newer machines usually do not offer same solid casting as older machines


Q: Will bedways loose hardness since they worn and top layer of material is removed?
A: If bedways was induction hardened on the factory, hardening depth depends on frequency of induction generator used. Usual hardening depth is about 2 - 3 mm. (about 0.080" to 0.120"). Usual wear is about 0.5 - 1.0 mm. (0.020" - 0.040") We have a portable hardness testing equipment, allowing us to measure original hardness and compare it with worn section of bedways.

Q: How long will take to grind the bed?
A: Grinding itself usually takes about a week, depends on bed size. After grinding, carriage needs to scraped to fit new bedways profile, and often we need to apply turcite material on the bottom of the carriage to compensate height. Usual rebuild will take 3 - 6 weeks.
Q: How much grinding/rebuilding cost?
A: Bedway grinding vary from $600 to $1500/linear foot depend on wear and complicity. Smaller and simple manual machine average price to rebuild is about $15,000. Medium size CNC flat bed lathe from $35,000. Please contact us for quote.

Our equipment

  Stanko 7612


wight – 1600mm/63”

height – 1400mm/55”

lenght – 6000mm/240”

weight capacity - 30000lbs