Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced its latest Norton FAB (Fixed Abrasive Buff) buffing wheels that virtually eliminate the need for buffing compounds.
Norton FAB wheels’ design incorporates abrasive grains into the buffing wheel to obtain single digit Ra values ranging from 1 to 5 Ra. The wheels are tear resistant, waterproof and durable, with significantly longer life than traditional cotton buffs.
Eliminating buffing compound is a more efficient, cleaner and safer way of buffing with less cumbersome, time consuming clean-up and post-clean-up processes, significantly impacting total cost while reducing the environmental impact of compound disposal.
A premium silicon carbide abrasive is uniformly dispersed and applied to both sides of the cloth, resulting in more consistent buffing, and they easily integrate into new or existing robotic buffing applications.
Key applications for new Norton FAB wheels include automatic or semi-automatic buffing, cut buffing and mush buffing in a wide range of markets such as automotive, hardware, oil and gas and more.
The new wheels are effective on hard alloys as well as soft metals such as aluminum and brass. Available in outer diameters from five inches to 22 inches, in 12 or 16 ply, two or four pack (waviness of the buff face) and various ID hole designs.
For more information visit www.nortonabrasives.com