Fives - Grinding | Ultra Precision

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Fives Landis Corp.
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16778 Halfway Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US

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Lean. Flexible.  Affordable... Fives delivers more of what you need in a grinding machine

The revolutionary Landis Flex CNC grinder
The revolutionary Landis Flex CNC grinder

Landis Flex™ traverse/plunge/contour grinding machine

The Landis Flex grinding machine is designed for the grinding of shaft-type parts. The machine sets a new benchmark for sustainable productivity, precision and flexibility in a package with a smaller carbon footprint than anything else on the market today.

FLEXIBLE - Control software supports multiple axis interpolation for flexible processing of eccentric, concentric and traverse configurations.

ENERGY EFFICIENT - An advanced design minimizes hydraulic units and consumes 25% of the energy used by comparable grinding machines.

LOW TCO - Optimized system design reduces total cost of ownership by utilizing hystrostaticss, eliminating ball screws and minimizing lube oil consumption.


  • Available in straight, 30-degree plunge, twin wheelhead and single- and dual-spindle configurations
  • B-axis provides process flexibility
  • Conventional or CBN grinding wheels
  • Linear motor and orbital technology
  • Low energy grinding wheel spindle hydrostatics
  • In-process polishing capabilities

MARKETS - Aerospace, air conditioning, automotive, defense, energy, heavy equipment, truck, marine, railroad

Landis LTT
Landis LTT


Landis Twin Turret (LTT) grinding machine

The Landis LTT grinding machine is a unique twin-turret, multi-spindle solution for performing multiple operations in a single fixturing.

UNLIMITED FLEXIBILITY - Rotary turrets with integral servomotors and x-axis hydrostatic ways with linear motor in-feeds for an innovative solution for grinding OD’s, ID’s, faces, tapers, concentric and eccentric diameters and contours.

UNIQUE MACHINE STRUCTURE - Optical levels of precision and unprecedented reliability with minimal maintenance requirements by replacing ballscrews, gears, ways and rails with back-lash free linear and radial servo motors for all motions and using ultra-stiff hydrostatic spindle bearings.

HIGH PERFORMANCE CONTROL - Open architecture control delivers maximum flexibility plus advanced monitoring capabilities, comprehensive sensor integration and ease of programming in a fully-integrated package.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN - Designed with ergonomics in mind, the 1,125 mm load and access height is ideal for human operation – all within a compact footprint. 


  • Dual rotary hydrostatic turrets for simultaneous contouring
  • Standard/max to 350 x 40 mm CBN OD wheels
  • 32kW available power with wheel speeds up to 120 m/sec
  • Options include a variety of in-process gauging and touch probes, auto wheel balancers and automated loading

MARKETS - Automotive, aerospace, air conditioning, defense, energy, heavy equipment, marine, medical, truck, railroad

Landis Viking/RK
Landis Viking/RK


Landis Viking/RK centerless grinding machines

The Landis Viking and RK are among the world’s most recognized centerless grinding machines, offering superior machine accuracy, reliability and ease of use. 

HIGH AVAILABILITY - Easy setup and operation allows for more available grinding time; simple operator control systems are easily maintained to prevent machine down time.

RIGID MACHINE DESIGN - Built on an epoxy granite base selected specifically for superior rigidity, vibration dampening, tight tolerancing and thermal characteristics.

VERSATILITY - Unique customizable machine solutions to include varied options in motor speeds, material handling, gauging systems and controls software.


  • .1 micron machine resolution
  • Single screw swivel adjustment
  • Arranged for infeed or thrufeed operation
  • Anti-friction slide-way systems
  • “Twin-Grip”, dual support anti-friction spindle bearings
  • Multi-axis servomotor machine motions
  • Thermally stable bed design
  • Best-in-class, 3,000,000+ lb/in static stiffness
  • Fast and easy set-up and wheel changeover

MARKETS - Aerospace, automotive, air conditioning, defense, medical


Company Profile

The Group and its Grinding | Ultra Precision dedicated teams - around 650 people in Italy, the U.K. and the United States - offer a complete range of grinding machines, plus a comprehensive line of systems, grinding accessories and service/support programs.

Known worldwide for leading-edge automotive camshaft and crankshaft processing systems, Fives is also a leader in centerless grinding and disc grinding processes as well as lean and flexible CNC grinders for a wide range of shaft-type components for various industries.

With a strong legacy based on 2 major brands of the market – Landis and Giustina, and more than 200 years of expertise developing pioneering solutions in close partnership with customers, Fives is recognized as the leading provider of grinding and ultra precision solutions – a partner that helps customers maximize operational performance.

From system design to installation and throughout the product’s lifecycle, Fives proposes the best solution to the customer and executes projects as a true partner. It is a value-added resource, with a global presence, an unrivalled expertise, and decades of experience of understanding and adapting to customers’ needs.

Grinding, a tradition for precision leaning on 2 strong brands and 3 historical companies

The U.S.A., Fives Landis Corp.  (former Cinetic Landis Corp.)

Based in Hagerstown, MD, Fives Landis Corp. is the most experienced manufacturers of cylindrical, centerless and disc grinding machines and solutions.

Landis pioneered “chase the pin” or orbital grinding technology to provide a new level of flexibility and precision in finish grinding of automotive and diesel camshafts and crankshafts. The technology is applicable wherever high-speed interpolation and high stiffness are required in the grinding system.

The UK, Fives Landis Ltd  (former Cinetic Landis Ltd)

Fives Landis Ltd is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of high precision grinding machinery for the automotive industry.

On the site of the existing factory, there has been a manufacturing facility for approximately 200 years.

The Cross Hills facility has been honored to receive three separate Queens Awards for Industry, Export and Technological Achievement – the most significant in recognition, in producing the industries first production CNC Cam Lobe Grinding Machine of which over 1,000 have been shipped.

ITALY, Fives Giustina S.r.l.  (former Cinetic Giustina S.r.l.)

Located in San Mauro Torinese/Turin, Fives Giustina has been offering a wide and exhaustive range of high precision grinding machines for all kind of grinding needs for nearly a century.

Fives Giustina designs and builds high production and special grinders, based on its long and constant cooperation with the biggest names in national and international industry. The result is a unique integrated know-how and quality, which is confirmed by obtaining Fords Q1 Preferred Quality Award and DIN 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and 18001:2007 – certificates and satisfied customers with over 2,000 machines installed worldwide.


Product Categories of Fives - Grinding | Ultra Precision

  • Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
  • Ball/Lead Screws & Repair Services
  • Chamfering Tools
  • Cut-Off Tools/Attachments
  • Diamond Tools
  • Grinding Attachments & Accessories
  • Grinding Machines, Abrasive Belt
  • Grinding Machines, Centerless
  • Grinding Machines, Cylindrical OD
  • Grinding Machines, Disc, Single or Double
  • Grinding Machines, Internal Cylindrical
  • Grinding Machines, Profile
  • Grinding Machines, Surface, Rotary Table
  • Grinding Machines, Universal (ID/OD)
  • Grinding Wheel Dressing Units
  • Grinding Wheels & Belts
  • Machining Flex Lines
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
  • Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
  • Software, Tool Design
  • Spindles
  • Steady Rests
  • Super (Micro) Finishing Machines
  • Superabrasive Machining Systems
  • Threading Tools
  • Threading Tools - Cutting
  • Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet
  • Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

  • Cincinnati
  • CITCO Diamond & CBN
  • Gardner
  • Gardner Abrasives
  • Giustina
  • Goldcrown
  • Landis
  • Landis Cincinnati
  • Landis Giustina
  • LANDISflex
  • Viking

Deep Links

Manufacturers of Large Diesel Crankshafts Gain Benefits From An All New Grinder and New Processing Methods Manufacturers of large truck and heavy-duty crankshafts seeking new levels of productivity, agility and economy need look no further than the new Landis LT2-1400 Orbital Crankshaft Grinder coupled with innovative processing solutions available exclusively from Cinetic Landis Grinding. Get more facts at

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Product Announcements Provided By Fives - Grinding | Ultra Precision

Modernize Your Large Diesel Crankshaft Processes With The New LT2-1400 Orbital CNC Grinder

New Landis Giustina R220 Double Disc Grinder Combines Accuracy & Flexibility In A Compact Size

As seen in MMS

Multifunction Machine’s Stability Eases Superabrasive Grinding
Fives’ Cranfield Precision TTG concept is a multifunctional machine featuring a highly stiff, thermally stable foundation for a range of machining processes.

High-Performance Centerless Grinding Wheels Lower Abrasive Cost
Gardner Abrasives, part of Cinetic Landis Corp., offers the BDP bond system for centerless grinding applications.

CITCO Tools Relocates
CITCO Tools, a manufacturer of custom engineered cutting tools, has moved to a new facility in Concord Twp., Ohio.   The facility combines 13,290 square feet of office space and 35,510 square feet of manufacturing space, both of which are temperature controlled with positive interior air pressure.

Rigidity Required When Grinding Challenging Materials
Effective centerless grinding of hard materials requires a machine that is capable of damping process vibration at high wheel speeds and providing the rigidity to withstand very high cutting forces.

Cinetic Landis Opens New Facility
Employees, company executives and guests from local academia and government recently convened in Hagerstown, Maryland to officially dedicate the new home of Cinetic Landis Corp. Speaking to an audience of more than 250, President and CEO Daniel Pheil presented the 108,700-square-foot facility as a sustainable, green foundation for the company’s future progress in the design and manufacture of precision grinding equipment. The facility combines 84,700 square feet of manufacturing space and 24,000 square feet of office space.

CNC Grinder Accommodates Long Shafts

A Model Camshaft Grinding Process
Optimizing a camshaft lobe grinding cycle has traditionally been based less on science and more on educated guesswork and numerous test grinds. Now, computer thermal modeling software can predict areas where lobe burning is likely to occur, in order to determine the fastest possible work speed that won't thermally damage lobes and greatly reduce the number of requisite test grinds.

Optimizing The Grinding Process
R&D project aims to change grinding from an art to a science.

Centerless Grinding: Not Magic!
Achieving consistent and quality results from the centerless grinding process requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals. Most application problems associated with centerless grinding derive from a misunderstanding of the basics. This article explains why the centerless process works and how to use it most effectively in your shop.

Double-Disc Grinder Helps Manufacturer Of Hand Tools Strengthen Quality Control
A newly designed vertical double-disc grinding machine is allowing a leading manufacturer of multi-purpose hand tools to maintain control of tight dimensional tolerances, and excellent surface finish quality, in finish-grinding tool components.

Double-Disc Grinding On The Move
The double-disc grinding process is consolidating its position in automotive applications but is moving into other industries. Double-disc grinders are now easier to operate, and they have added capabilities for control flexibility, precision process control, faster changeovers, and grinding of nontraditional materials.