IG 280 SD Rotary Surface Grinder

IG 280 SD Features

  • 24" variable strength electromagnetic chuck with auto demag cycle
  • 20HP variable speed grinding spindle motor
  • Thru-spindle vacuum/pressure feed
  • Integral air mist collection and coolant flow systems for clean and consistent grinding
  • Programmable touch screen HMI controls
  • Manual pulse generator for precise Z-axis positioning
  • Internal memory for saving grind process recipes to aid in quick changeover
  • Password protection and operator lock-out features
  • Automatic routine maintenance reminders
  • 76" x 64" Footprint

Countless customization options supported by an in-house engineering team ready to build the perfect machine for your application!

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Versatile. Precise. Efficient.

An exceptional machine from our line of rotary surface grinders. The IG280SD is designed with glass, ceramic, carbide and crystal fabrication in mind.  It can be used in any low, mid or high volume applications.  The programmable control saves grind parameters by part number for repeatable process automation. The servo driven Z-axis delivers true feed rates and repeatable positioning.  An electromagnetic rotary chuck with electronic sensed demag is standard while optional configurations may include mechanical, vacuum, pneumatic or hydraulic work-piece fixturing.

Grinding Applications

DCM grinders outperform conventional surface grinders and are efficient for removing large amounts of material, while maintaining close tolerances and reducing process time. Features such as variable feedrate & spindle speed, single or multi-step grinding, and easily programmable grind processes make this machine an ideal platform for processing a wide range of materials.


  • Ceramics
    • Silicon Nitride, Zirconia, Alumina, Carbide, Silicon carbide (SiC), Tungsten, and other compounded materials
  • Carbide
  • Ceramic
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Cast Iron
  • Nitrided Steel
  • Crystalline Materials
    • Quartz, Fused Silica, Glass, Sapphire, Zinc Selenide, Zerodur, Silicon
  • Tool Steel
  • Titanium
  • Neodymium
  • Ferrite
  • Composites
  • Magnetic Materials


  • Fixture & die preparation
  • Grinding glass plates to thickness
  • Crystal grinding
  • Solenoids
  • Silicon plates, ceramics, glass, and sapphire
  • Regrinding bearing surfaces
  • Grind prep before lapping & polishing processes

Have more questions or want to talk more about your specific application? Get in touch with our team of Technical Specialists today!

Give us a call: (800)533-5339


Why Choose DCM?

Before you decide, our Engineers will validate the performance of any DCM style grinder on your specific material. We invite you to send us a sample of your material or come visit our factory to run the machine and see the results firsthand.

After you purchase, a Technical Specialist from DCM will come to your facility to set up the machine and train your technical staff and machine operators.

As a DCM customer, you can count on the full support off our Technical Specialists and Enigneers when you need it. If you have any questions our reliable team will make sure you get the answers you need, when you need them.

Built by experts, for experts.


If you have questions you can give us a call or email a Technical Specialist. We will reply within one business day.

Give us a call: (800)533-5339


IG 280 SD Specifications

Grinding Spindle Motor20HP, 200 - 2330rpm
Rotary Table Motor1HP, 5 - 70rpm
Servo Column Motor2KW
Coolant Pump3/4HP, 45gpm
Table FeaturesThru-spindle vacuum/pressure feed
Variable strength 3/8" fine pole electromagnetic chuck
Custom Options Available:18" diameter table
T-slot or drilled for custom fixture mounting
Max Swing Diameter27"
Max Part Height11" with segmented wheel
Max Part Height12" with 2A2T wheel
Grinding Wheel Hub Options
Segmented Wheel Hub Kits12" or 15" diameter
2A2T Ring Wheel Hub12" diameter
6A2 Wheel Hub8" diameter
Cortland Chuck12" or 15" diameter
Feed System
Servo driven Z-axis with precision ballscrew and encoder
Feedrate variable from 0.0006 IPM to 0.1000 IPM
DC motor driven Y-axis
Electrical Requirements
230V, 50/60Hz, 3 phase, 78 FLA
Consult DCM Engineering regarding operation on other voltages
80" wide, 68" deep, 90" high
7,200lbs (estimated)

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