Schaffner Mfg. Co., Inc.

21 Herron Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202 US

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FLAP WHEELS

A flap wheel is made up of abrasive strips (flaps) radiating from a hub (center). Flap wheels come in many different shapes and sizes, with outside diameters ranging typically from 4" to 24". The hub holds the flaps together at the periphery and defines the flap wheel's arbor at the center. Flaps are attached to the hub, and to each other, using various materials, the most common one being adhesive or glue.

The three kinds of hubs used to manufacture flap wheels are:

The flap wheels we manufacture include:

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Company Profile

Schaffner Manufacturing Company, Inc. designs and manufactures Flap Wheels, Buffing Wheels and Buffing Compounds for applications in the production of automotive & truck parts, motorcycles, aerospace components, plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware and cookware made of aluminum, brass, stainless steel and zinc.

BUFFING WHEELS

Buffing wheels are the delivery mechanisms for apply polishing compound to items being buffed or polished.

BUFFING COMPOUNDS

Buffing compounds are made of tightly-sized abrasives held together with glue or grease binders.

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Schaffner Manufacturing Acquires Barker Brothers
Barker Brothers is based in Ridgewood, NY, and has been in business for more than 100 years. The two companies represent more than 170 years of finishing experience.

Buffing & Polishing: The Need for Speed
The correct peripheral speed is an important consideration in getting the right results from your buffing operation. A buff that is turning too fast or too slow may result in damage to the buff or to the workpiece.

Remediation in the brushing area

Better (and Safer) Buffing Through Chemistry
A switch to non-combustible compounds and pads eliminated a potentially explosive situation at a Loxcreen Aluminum Division plant...

Overview of Buffing System

Specifying Buffing Compound
Buffing is still regarded by many in the industry as being something of an art form. In today’s competitive industry, where customers demand precision and reproducible results, that mindset is a dangerous one. The shift of buffing—in our collective consciousness—from art to science might be facilitated by a better comprehension of buffing compound.

Product Categories of Schaffner Mfg. Co., Inc.

Abrasive Belts, Discs
Abrasive Blasting Materials
Abrasive Grain
Abrasives, non-woven nylon
Brushes, cleaning and polishing
Buffing Compounds
Buffing-Compound Applicators
Buffs
Burnishing Compounds
Contact Wheels, abrasive belt
Dust Collectors, Dust-Control Systems
Felt Wheels and Bobs
Flapwheels
Lathes, buffing and polishing
Lime, burnishing and polishing
Lubricants, polishing
Mass-Finishing Compounds
Mass-Finishing Media
Mass-Finishing Supplies
Polishing and Buffing Equipment, automatic
Polishing and Buffing Equipment, hand-held
Polishing Machinery, abrasive belt
Polishing Wheel Cement, glue
Polishing Wheels
Rubbing Compounds
Sanders, hand-held
Waxes