Agglomerate Grain Extends Abrasive Belt Life

Saint-Gobain Abrasives will showcase the Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Belts featuring an agglomerate grain said to increase belt life up to three times, compared to aluminum oxide grain, and reduce two- to five-grit sequences in blending operations for lower labor and material costs.

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Saint-Gobain Abrasives will showcase the Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Belts featuring an agglomerate grain said to increase belt life up to three times, compared to aluminum oxide grain, and reduce two- to five-grit sequences in blending operations for lower labor and material costs. The combination of the cutting power of a coarser grit with the finishing quality of a finer grit minimizes edge wear, providing longer belt life for aerospace, metal fabrication and MRO applications, the company says. Saint-Gobain’s Clean Bond resin technology provides smooth, smear-free finishes, eliminating rework processes.

Belts are available in Low Flex (LF) and Regular Flex (RF). LF is a high-lift nylon fiber bonded to a strong nylon scrim backing that provides a denser layer of resin bond and grain to extend product life. Sizes range from 2" × 18 15/16" to 3 ½" × 15 ½". RF is a low-stretch design with a durable nylon fiber bonded to a strong Y-weight polyester backing, which provides very low stretch and durability on portable, bench stand and back stand belt operations. Portable sizes range from 3" × 18" to 4" × 24"; bench stand sizes from 1" × 30" to 6" × 48"; and back stand sizes range from 1" × 72" to 4" × 168". All LF and RF abrasives are available in coarse, medium, fine and very fine grit sizes.

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