Compared with conventional resin-bonded grinding wheels, Engis says that its Dia-ForZ range of diamond-plated wheels offers many significant benefits, including greater operator safety. For instance, as the diamond grit is electroplated to the metal body, the wheel cannot fail, break or come apart due to abuse. This factor is particularly important in hand-tool operations, where it is easy to drop the grinder, or the machine over-speeds due to the failure of the governor.
Dia-ForZ diamond-plated wheels last longer and cut faster than aluminium oxide and zirconia alumina alternatives. Furthermore, because diamond stays sharper for longer and cuts faster, less force is required to remove imperfections on castings, leading to enhanced operator ergonomics.
The wheels do not need to be dressed, thanks to greater grit exposure than is seen in conventional wheels. In addition, as the wheel does not wear like a conventional wheel, there is no loss of form or peripheral speed, resulting in less dust.
The Dia-ForZ range is available in portable Ty 1, Ty 6 and Ty 27 versions, as well as cut-off wheels, burrs and wheels for robotic cells.
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