Convolute Wheels Offer Fewer Wheel Changes and Smear-Free Finishes

Norton | Saint-Gobain introduces a general purpose category of non-woven convolute wheels.

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Norton | Saint-Gobain introduces a general purpose category of non-woven convolute wheels. Heavy deburring and final finishing wheel categories are also slated to be introduced in 2017. Together the categories will follow a distinctive color-coding system designed for quickly choosing the right wheel for the application, while eliminating scrap and errors caused by using the wrong wheel. Norton Rapid Finish color-coded pliable wheels are a precise combination of abrasives, grit size, density, and technology upgrades that are designed to offer a smear-free finish, featuring the company’s Clean Bond technology.

According to the company, the fiber and high-temperature resin bond system in Norton Rapid Finish Convolute Wheels decreases wheel changes with up to 30-percent longer life. An improved grain/bond configuration is said to increase throughput with a 30-percent faster finish. In addition, new fiberglass cores versus the traditional phenolic cores improve concentricity, reduce truing time, eliminate wear on wet applications and minimize vibration. A heat-resistant finish decreases potential burn issues by ensuring a cooler grind zone.