Depressed centre grinding wheels
- Published: May 30, 2018
Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced its new Norton Quantum3 (NQ3) Combination Wheels, an addition to the recently introduced Norton Quantum3 (NQ3) line of Depressed Center Grinding Wheels.
In comparison tests, NQ3 Combo Wheels have several key benefits over competitive wheels. NQ3 Combo Wheels have 50 per cent longer life, which significantly reduces the need for wheel changes, resulting in decreased production downtime and less labour cost. Due to more efficient and faster cutting and grinding capabilities, the new combo wheels increase productivity by 15 per cent over competitive wheels, so users can finish more pieces in less time.
"In addition to lasting longer and increasing productivity, users are reporting that NQ3 Combo Wheels are significantly easier-to-use and cut effortlessly compared to other wheels," said Saida Guerra, associate product manager, North America, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives. "NQ3 Combo wheels are ideal for a broad range of applications including general fabrication, oil rig building and repair, rail, container and pipeline manufacturing."
The NQ3 Line of Grinding and Cutting Wheels feature a proprietary grain along with a tougher bond system containing a unique combination of fillers and bonding agents that allow for much better mix quality in manufacturing. NQ3 provides substantially faster grinding for increased metal removal and longer wheel life, with less operator fatigue to significantly increase grinding output. Test results conducted with NQ3 and competitive wheels revealed that NQ3 removed almost twice the amount of carbon steel at five-minute intervals. A video of NQ3 performance and product brochure can be viewed here.
The Norton Quantum3 grain tends to be more rounded than precision shaped ceramic grain. This allows a more robust cutting action with less vibration, for much easier operator control. These wheels don’t grab or dig when used in any direction. They simply glide through the workpiece while removing metal. The free-cutting control can boost the amperage on its own without additional pressure needed on the tool.
The Quantum3 line of wheels are offered in 10 Type 27 all purpose grinding and cutting application SKUs. All products are currently in stock. Sizes range from 4-1/2" and 5" for hubbed and non-hubbed wheels.