FG5000 Flywheel Grinders
Norman Flywheel Grinders are the industry
leaders and provide the best return on your
investment. That's more profit!
The FG5000 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 FG5000 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 automatic
transmission pumps and covers with the optional
Fast, simple, accurate set-up - IN LESS THAN ONE
1 - Select the flange adapter and place it on the
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 FG5000 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
4.44". The vertical head travel of the column is
8.75" with the maximum height of the table to wheel
of 8.75". A strong, 5 horsepower grinding motor at
3,500 revolutions per minute and a 1/4 horsepower
table motor at 16 revolutions per minute mean the
FG5000 Flywheel Grinder is designed to do the
The standard machine is available in 208 or 230
volts and either single or three phase. Additional
voltages are also available as special order. In
addition, the FG5000 can be ordered with an
optional PowerHead (power column) or with the
PowerHead (power column) and AutoGrindTM
option. The PowerHead (power column) relieves the
operator of the manual movement of the head up and
down. The PowerHead (power column) with the
AutoGrindTM feature powers the head up
and down and can be set to automatically grind the
flywheel to a pre-set depth.
The FG5000 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,
- Unlimited grinding pressure is
possible without table deflection.
Again, this means you can work the
machine and it will give you the results
- There is and oil reservoir with an 'Optomatic
oiler' that provides constant
lubrication to the column and table
- 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 AutoGrindTM
is easy to set, easy to use and
increases productivity. Best yet, it is
The benefits of
owning and using a Van Norman FG5000
- You can grind your own flywheels.
You finish the job fast and keep all the
- You can take in flywheel grinding
business and increase your profits.
- 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
- The FG5000 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 FG5000 Flywheel Grinder.
It is the easiest machine to operate in
- Operating supplies are minimal in
unique design of the FG5000 Flywheel Grinder ensures
its longevity and makes it easy to use.
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
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
There 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
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 FG5000 Flywheel Grinder has a 4.44"
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
The coolant shroud has a removable cap to install
the optional Shop Vac adapter. Using a vacuum
cleaner with the FG5000 Flywheel Grinder will
reduce the mist and grinding debris in the shop.
The Van Norman FG5000 Flywheel Grinder is built
SOLID for RUGGED STRENGTH, PRECISION and
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
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 on the market today, the FG5000 Flywheel
Grinder grinds automotive and import
stepped flywheels, truck flat flywheels and heavy
duty truck stepped flywheels, center plates and
racing clutch components. You can also grind
automatic transmission pump and covers with the
optional ATP5000 Kit.
Consider some of the optional accessories to
further extend the capabilities of your FG5000
You can own a 32 gallon coolant tank that
positions next to the FG5000. It has 3-1/2 times the
capacity of the standard tank (9.5 gallons), with
two baffles and three settling compartments -
assuring clean coolant flow to the nozzle. The tank
has a handle and two wheels so it can be rolled away
for easy disposal.
optional radius cutter quickly removes the
slight radius left by the grinding wheel on stepped
flywheels. In certain applications, the radius
interferes with pressure plate mounting. The rugged
boring bar removes the radius and produces a square
corner. This heavy duty assembly bolts to the
grinding head casting in holes that are already
drilled and tapped.
the ATP5000 Kit for automatic transmission
pump and cover rebuilding. The ATP5000 lets you
rebuild parts to close tolerances FAST. With this
kit and the FG5000 Flywheel Grinder, you can
grind bodies and covers from the GM THM700-4R and
the THM200-R4 transmissions. The tooling is precise,
yet easy to use. Save time and money by rebuilding
these parts in house.
The overall height of the FG5000 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 1,350 pounds. Packaged
for shipping, the weight is 1,500 pounds.
The FG5000 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 bolds, 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
100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in
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