Photo Credit: Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc.
Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Worcester, Mass.) has introduced its BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs with premium ceramic alumina micro-fracturing grain for a wide range of grinding processes in stainless steel and harder-to-grind materials. The company’s Cool Friction technology dissipates heat during the grind, reducing rework and extending the disc’s life. Norton BlazeX F980 Discs are the latest addition to its BlazeX “Best Tier” portfolio, which also includes BlazeX F970 Fiber and Quick-Change Discs for carbon steel and soft-to-grind materials.
In addition to Cool Friction technology, a self-lubricating grinding aid treatment and active filler aid in producing cool cuts. The company says the disc’s micro-fracturing grain exposes sharper grain edges than blended ceramic alumina discs, delivering a higher cutting rate and longer disc life.
“Due to improved ceramic grain together with our new Cool Friction technology, self-lubricating grinding aid and active filler, there is a 50% increase in cut rate and disc life when using Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs compared with Norton Blaze F980 Fiber Discs and other leading discs,” says Patrick Carroll, Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ senior product manager.
The company recommends using its Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs for grinding operations such as stock removal, deburring, beveling, blending, cleaning/detail and finishing. It sees opportunities for these discs in MRO, metal fabrication, welding, oil and gas, energy, ship building and foundry.
The Speed-Change BlazeX F980 Fiber Disc version features Norton’s tool-free, twist-on/off Speed-Change fastener. Discs lock to standard back-up pads with a unique nut design, and the company says removal is simple enough that the whole process allows for increased grinding time — and therefore productivity.
Norton offers its BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs in 36 grit; a standard ⅞” hole pattern; and 4 ½”, 5” and 7” sizes.
Norton Saint-Gobain | 254-918-2313 | nortonabrasives.com/en-us