Used gear grinding machines for sale 42

Gleason Phoenix 200 HG Gear grinding machine

Year: 1999

Max wheel Ø 215 mm
Module - 1
CNC type 150-M FANUC
Module + 10
Motor power 35 kW

NILES 630 C Gear grinding machine

Year: 1989

Max wheel Ø 630 mm
Module - 1
Max. gear width 215 mm
Module + 12
CNC type
Max. spindle speed 1690 rpm

KAPP VAS 51 Gear grinding machine

Year: 1996

Max wheel Ø 250 mm
Module - 0.1
Module + 10
Max. gear width 320 mm

GLEASON PHOENIX II 275G Gear grinding machine

Year: 2011

Max wheel Ø 275 mm
CNC type Siemens 840 D
Max. spindle speed 6000 rpm

Reishauer UL Gear grinding machine

Year: 1980

Max wheel Ø 350 mm
CNC type
Max. workpiece weight 50 kg
Module + 10
Max. spindle speed 2540 rpm

Gleason Phoenix 200 HG Gear grinding machine

Year: 1997

Max wheel Ø 215.9 mm
Module - 1
CNC type 150-M FANUC
Module + 10
Max. gear width 40 mm

Used REISHAUER RZ 300 Gear grinding machine

Year: 1984

Max wheel Ø 300 mm
Module - 5
CNC type
Module + 5
Max. spindle speed 1900 rpm

Liebherr LCS 282 Gear grinding machine Good value

Year: 2000

Max wheel Ø 280 mm
Module - 1
Module + 5
Max. spindle speed 10000 rpm

CSEPEL FKP 326-10 Gear grinding machine


Max wheel Ø 320 mm
Module - 0.5
CNC type
Module + 6
Max. gear width 150 mm

Klingelnberg AGW 421 Gear grinding machine

Year: 1976

Max wheel Ø 350 mm
Module - 50
Motor power 14 kW
Module + 1
CNC type

Gleason 453 Gear grinding machine

Year: 1977

Max wheel Ø 500 mm
Max. spindle speed 1800 rpm
CNC type

Gleason 275 G Gear grinding machine Good value

Year: 2007

Max wheel Ø 230 mm
Module - 3
CNC type 160 i - MB FANUC
Module + 200
Motor power 75 kW

Reishauer Kownatzki RKZ400 Gear grinding machine


Module + 10
Max. spindle speed 2050 rpm
Module - 1
CNC type NC pult
Max. workpiece weight 500 kg

Gleason Pfauter P 200 G Gear grinding machine

Year: 1999

Max wheel Ø 60 mm
Motor power 80 kW
Module + 4
CNC type Siemens

Niles ZSTZ 1250 Gear grinding machine

Year: 1986

Max wheel Ø 1500 mm
Module - 2
CNC type
Module + 30
Max. gear width 360 mm

Pfauther PE1200G Gear grinding machine

Year: 1995

Max wheel Ø 1200 mm
Module - 1
CNC type - Machine control unit is Bosch CC220 (Germ
Module + 20
Max. gear width 750 mm

Reishauer ZB Gear grinding machine

Year: 2021

Max wheel Ø 700 mm
Module - 1.5
CNC type
Module + 7
Max. spindle speed 1650 rpm


Year: 2002

Max wheel Ø 400 mm
Module - -0.5
Module + 7

Gear grinding machines or gear grinders belong to the vast subcategory of Machine tools on Exapro. Our current online catalog has used gear grinding machines of the most popular brands for sale.

What are Grinding Machines?

To get a better understanding of what a gear grinding machine is, first let's speak about grinding machines in general. Grinding is a process of cutting and shaping metal, which is why it belongs to the category of metal tools. In a grinding machine an abrasive wheel is used as the cutting tool. It's safe to say the principle is similar to polishing metal as each grain of abrasive cuts a small chip from the metal work piece. Grinding is mainly used to finish metal parts that must possess low surface roughness and high accuracy of shape.

Used Gear Grinding Machines

Process of creating a gear can in other words be described as gear grinding. Gears can be produced by various methods. Metal and plastic gears are often made by the process of injection molding or die casting. However, the majority of gears has still been manufactured with gear grinding machines. Gear grinders are finishing machines that use a grinding wheel rotating at high speed to grind the surface of the gear teeth.

The products in the category of gear grinding machines can be divided into 2 subcategories: continuously generation grinders and profile grinders. Profile grinder works the workpiece using the same profile as the gear teeth. On the other hand, continuously generation grinding uses a tool with a different profile than the gear teeth and performs grinding by moving the workpiece and grinding worm relative to one another.

Continuously generation grinding uses a grinding worm with multiple threads, and machining productivity can be increased by increasing the number of threads. Accordingly, continuously generation grinders are used at automotive and other mass production facilities. The GB150 model is a continuously generation grinder and is intended for mass production facilities.

Parts of Gear Grinding Machine

As opposed to machining centers from Metal tools category, gear grinding machines have a rather simple structure. Gear grinders consist of a table (bed) with a bracket to hold the work piece still and a  power-driven grinding wheel spinning at the required speed. Spinning speed can vary depending on the diameter of a wheel as well as manufacturer's requirements. The grinding head is fully mobile and can move across the work piece. Either way, the work piece can be moved instead while the grinding head stays fixed. Both ways are acceptable and possible.

Majority of modern gear grinders have CNC feature or so called numerical control implemented. Thanks to CNC, position of grinding head or the work table can be adjusted automatically. Otherwise, on the earlier models of gear grinding machines this adjustment was calibrated by hand.

Since grinding machines work with metal parts on the principal of abrasion, substantial amounts of heat are generated during the grinding process. It's critical to have equipment to cool the machine down and prevent overheating of the work piece or the mechanism as a whole. Hence, latest models of gear grinders also incorporate a coolant. Thank to the coolant gear grinder and the metal part are protected from overheating. At the same time, the operator of the machine is also protected from getting burnt.

Area of Use

Gear grinding machines represent a priceless piece of industrial equipment for automotive industry. Gear grinders are multi-purpose machines used for the production of precision spur gears, helical gears, worms, screws and rotors. Both manual and automatic vehicle transmissions are manufactured on a gear grinding machine. Typical applications of gear grinding machines include high-performance aerospace and automotive gears, precision motion, low noise and master gears.

Main Attributes

Speaking of the technical parameters, the main attribute of a gear grinding machine is the maximum wheel diameter which determines the maximum working diameter. The other important technical criteria is the maximum and minimum value of modul. These parameters are to be taken into account before purchasing a gear grinder. It is also crucial to reveal whether a gear grinding machine has CNC (automatic) or manual control.

Main Manufacturers

  • Kapp. Kapp Technologies is one of the world's leading manufacturers of machine tools in general and gear grinding machines in particular. Established American manufacturer provides complete solutions for gear grinding machines including software and hardware.
  • Höfler. German manufacturer of gear grinding and gear hobbing machines globally renowned for quality and innovation. Gear grinders have been the main focus of the company for decades. Nowadays, Höfler production line contains some of the most advanced gear grinding machines currently available on the market.
  • Gleason Pfauter. American manufacturer with a century long tradition is a global leader in the field of gear grinding solutions. Gleason Pfauter portfolio of products and services includes machinery for the production, finishing and testing of gears together with the worldwide customer and service support.

Related Machine Subcategories

  • Gear Hobbing CNC Machines
  • Gear Shaping Machines
  • Grinding Machines - Cylindrical Centerless Grinders
  • Grinding Machines - Cylindrical External / Internal Grinders
  • Grinding Machines - Surface Grinders