Norton expands depressed center wheels range
15 November 2010
Norton, the world’s largest abrasives manufacturer and leading supplier in metal fabrication, has recently expanded their depressed center wheels offering options for right angle grinding, making high-performance enhancements and introducing new products and features within their product line.
Mr. David Long, Director of Marketing, Strategy and Marketing Information at Saint-Gobain Abrasives said, "Norton continues to expand and improve the industry’s most complete line of right angle grinding wheels with the largest selection of sizes, thicknesses, performance levels.
Norton has expanded their "Charger Plus" and "Gemini" lines to include new INOX contaminant-free wheels, which contain less than 0.01% iron, sulfur or chlorine for rust-free and corrosion-free results that prevent contamination of stainless steel. Norton has also expanded their Norton "Metal" line of aluminum oxide and silicon carbide for the end user that is looking for the most competitive initial price.
Norton has upgraded its high-performance NorZon Plus Wheels with patented SG ceramic alumina grain and a new advanced bonding system that provides two times the cut rate and up to ten times the life over aluminum oxide wheels, offering the lowest total cost in the industry. Norton Depressed Center Wheels also now feature heavy-duty foundry raised hubs, which are designed for high performance grinding in the most severe applications and stock removal needs.
A new improved marking system that shows decimal thickness ranging from 0.040 to 0.125 is now being implemented for wheels that are designed to be used on the periphery for cutting and notching. Norton continues to expand the 4-1/2" and 5" mini discs offering which feature a unique, patented mini-mount hub. The unique mini-mount design provides up to 30% more wheel life because the hub covers just a small surface area, maximizing the grinding area exposure and usage.
NorZon® Plus Depressed Center Wheels offering productivity for steel, stainless steel and other ferrous metals, NorZon Plus features a combination of patented Norton SG (ceramic alumina) and NorZon (zirconia alumina) with a new advanced bond system. This provides 50-200% better overall performance versus competitive zirconia and ceramic wheels.
Charger(TM) Plus Depressed Center Wheels Charger Plus is designed for use on steel, stainless steel and other ferrous metals, with a high ratio of zirconia alumina blended with aluminum oxide, to increase the average life of standard aluminum oxide wheels, and an excellent performance to price ratio which lowers total grinding costs.
Gemini® and Norton Metal Depressed Center Wheels feature quality aluminum oxide for consistent performance at a competitive price. In addition to Gemini, Norton Metal wheels continue to be added to the offering for end users who are looking for good performance at a very competitive initial price.
Numerous new Norton and Merit brand products were showcased at FABTECH, the metal fabricating industry’s main event, which took place on November 2-4, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. At the show, Norton demonstrated how their full range of products that provide the "Muscle Behind the Machine" on right angle grinders, random orbital sanders, pneumatic die grinders and large diameter cut-off machines.