Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I have decided to try a little different spin on our e-blasts, if you know someone who might be intersted in seeing this pass our blog site along.  This also gives you some insight into one part of our business here at F. P. Miller Company.  Please feel free to comment on this new blog!

Craig L. Ward-C.E.A.
General Manager
F.P. Miller Co.
Good Morning Blanchard Users
FP Miller Company specializes in Blanchard Grinders, rebulding and resale. If you would like more information on any of these machines listed below, contact our sales staff.

We are looking to purchase any surplus machinery that you have including VBM, HBM, Big Swing Lathes, CNC VMC, CNC HMC and Etc.  Give us a call!

F. P. Miller Company

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Blanchard #11AD-16, 16" Automatic Vertical Spindle Grinder
11AD-16 BlanchardChuck: 16" Dia., Electro-Magnetic
Maximum Swing Inside Water Guards: 20" 
Maximum Height Under Wheel: 12" 
Wheel Speed: 1200 RPM 
Variable Table Speeds: 15 To 75 RPM 
Variable Servo Vertical Down Feed: 0.0001 to .100 IPM 
Digital Control with Servo Motor for Feed and Traverse, Fine Feed, Auto Spark Out, Digital Readout 
15 HP Spindle Motor 
Variable Power D.C. Chuck Control 
Trabon Automatic Grease Lubrication System 
New table infeed rack & pinion 
New machine base hardened way inserts 
New turcite installed in machine saddle


Blanchard Grinders


60" Model 32-60
100" Model 54-100  
120" Model 60-120

Please contact

Blanchard #11AD-20, 20" Vertical Rotary Surface Grinder
11AD-20 Blanchard

Chuck: 20" Dia., Swing Inside Water Guards: 21", Height Under Wheel: 12", Wheel Speed: 1200 RPM, Cylinder Type Grinding Wheel: 11" x 9" x 5" High
Digital Control with Servo Motor for Feed and Traverse, Fine Feed, Auto Spark Out, Digital Readout
15 HP Spindle Motor
Fully Automatic Hard Logic Control (All Electric)
Trabon Automatic Lubrication System
Diamond Wheel
new hardened base ways installed phenolic material replaced on bottom of saddle
installed new rack and pinion
rebuilt table traverse gearbox
stainless steel water guards
all new coolant system (pipes, hoses & valves)
Cleaned, painted and tested 

Blanchard #20-36, 36" Vertical Spindle Rotary Surface Grinder
20-36 Blanchard
Currently Being Rebuilt
36" Magnetic Chuck Diameter, Approximately .263" Chuck Life
18" Approximate Range Over Chuck With New Wheel
20" Diameter of Wheel Chuck, Solid Wheel Style
(6) Ranges of Chuck Speeds, 6, 9, 12, 18, 25, 33 RPM
Feed 0.004 - 0.080 IPM
720 RPM Wheel Speed
30 HP, 3 Phase, 60 Cycle, 230/420 Volt
Blanchard #22D-42 Vertical Spindle Rotary Surface Grinder
22-42 Blanchard
Rebuild Almost Finished
42" Magnetic Chuck Diameter
18" Approximate Range Over Chuck With New Segments
22" Diameter of Wheel Chuck,
Cortland 5 Segment Wheel
48" Swing Inside Water Guards
720 RPM Wheel Speed
(6) Ranges of Chuck Speeds 5,7,10,15,20 & 27 RPM
Automatic Downfeeds Feed 0 to 70 IN/MIN
40 HP, 3 Phase, 60 Cycle, 440 Volt, 705 RPM
Dry Base Machine (requires External Coolant System)
Completely New Updated Electrical Panel and Components
Blanchard #22AK42, 42" CNC Vertical Spindle Rotary Surface Grinder
22AK-42 Blanchard
Currently being rebuilt and retrofitted
22" Grinding Wheel Diameter
42" Magnetic Chuck Diameter, Approximately 3/8" Chuck Step
44" Swing Inside Water Guards
24" Vertical Range,Standard
3000 LBS. Maximum Load on Chuck
50 HP Grinding Wheel Horsepower

Totally rebuilt #22AK-42 Automatic Blanchard Rotary Surface Grinder. The work will consist of a mechanical rebuild and Electrical CNC package, drives and programming

Blanchard #32D-60, 60" Vertical Spindle Rotary Surface Grinder
Blanchard 32D-60
Currently Being Rebuilt
60" Diameter Magnetic Chuck
Approximately 3/4" Chuck life
66" Swing
32" Segmented Wheel
30" Height Over Chuck
4 Table Speeds of 5.6, 8.7, 12.9, and 20.7 RPM
Power down feeds from .004" to .080" Min.
Power Raising & Lowering of grinding head
Pendent Control
Spindle Drive Motor, 100HP, 3/60/440 Volt and Electrical Controls

We can

Repair your



Call for Details

(517) 787-3100
Blanchard #36HD-66, 66" Geared Head Vertical Spindle Rotary Grinder
36HD-66 Blanchard
Currently being rebuilt
66" Magnetic Chuck, 5/8" Chuck Life
84" Swing Inside Water Guards
36" Vertical Height
200 HP Main Grinding Spindle
36" Diameter Grinding Wheel
Cortland Style 8 Segment Grinding Chuck
5.6 to 20.1 Chuck Rotation Speeds RPM
.004 to .080 Down Feed Rates IPM (Pick-Feed)
One Shot Lube System On Head
Bijur Oil Lube System (Base Ways)
Blanchard Rotary Surface Grinders
    Springfield Vertical Universal Grinders
    CNC Machining Centers and Lathes
    AMEA Certified Appraiser on Staff
    We Buy Surplus Equipment - Let Us Know What You Have

Contact Sales for more information.
Email: fpmiller@fpmiller.com
Phone: (517) 787-3100
Web: FPMiller.com

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"Built in America"

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the MDNA (Machinery Dealers National Association) convention out in San Diego, CA.  We had one of the biggest turn-outs of all times with 240 used machinery dealers and auctioneers in attendance.  Please consider your MDNA dealer for your next purchase or selling of your surplus equipment.  The buzz in the crowd was overwhelming in regards to great business times and all the work that is heading back to the good old USA.  One of our events scheduled for the week was a tour of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier floating Museum.  This was an incredible view into the complexities and order of a floating city of 4500 crew.  The sheer size of this carrier was incredible and every one that got off that ship from our group felt a sense of chest pounding for our military here in the USA.

When I returned from that night, I turned on the television and like an explanation mark on the evening, there was a story on the news about a business back in Detroit, MI that is making flat panel televisions.  The company is Element and they are using a lot of ex-automotive workers in the assembly lines to assemble these televisions.  The packaging is a stand out in itself, red, white and blue with "Built in the USA" all over it! 

This same "Built in America" concept we have taken here at F. P. Miller Company.  As most of you know from my previous posts, we specialize in Re-Manufacturing Blanchard Grinders.  These machines have been around since 1916 with over 16,000 machines built and are recognized in the industry as the standard for grinding, the word "Blanchard Ground" is used as commonly as "Crescent Wrench".  Now of course we are not building these machines new, but we are totally re-manufacturing the used ones into "Like New" machines that hold, in most cases, tolerances greater that when they were originally manufactured.  Our technicians take pride in the build outs and our success is shown in the numbers of machines that we are providing our satisfied customers.  Finishing out or fiscal year in March, we shipped a record number of  Blanchard Grinders checking in at 20 machines, Re-Manufactured in the USA!

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Craig L. Ward-C.E.A.
General Manager