New Norton Centerless Grinding Technology to be Featured at IMTS 2016
New Century45™ Grinding Wheels dramatically Increase Wheel Life, Improve Stock Removal and Reduce Cycle Times While Substantially Reducing Noise.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of performance- engineered abrasives, has launched a new line of centerless grinding wheels to its bonded abrasives portfolio.
The newly developed Norton Century45™ centerless bond platform features an exclusive chemistry that greatly improves grain retention in the wheel. Better grain retention means wheels are constructed with more porosity for a given hardness. This translates into wheels having a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade, providing a range of benefits.
Norton Century45 wheels are available with ceramic, aluminum oxide, silicon carbide grain and abrasive blends to maximize user grinding safety and efficiency. These wheels reduce cycle times by up to 50%, improve stock removal by over 30% and increase wheel life from 30%-100% versus standard products currently on the market.
Norton Century45 provides a continually sharp wheel face that achieves over 30% more stock removal, reducing grinding times through fewer passes to achieve optimal results.
Operators will generate more parts through reduced production cycle times when using Norton Century45 wheels.
Norton Century45 centerless grinding wheels also can decrease grinding noise levels by as much as23.2dB, even when grinding hard-to-grind alloys such as Inconel 718, thus increasing operator safety.
To put this noise reduction in context, many commercially-available foam ear plugs offer Noise Reduction Ratings in the range of 25 to 28dB.
Norton Century45 is ideal for bar grinding, fastener and tool grinding, automotive or aerospace components, as well as bearing applications. Whether in a high production grinding facility or job shop, Norton Century45 can significantly reduce grinding costs while increasing safety and production throughput.
To learn more about the entire Norton Industrial product line, visit www.nortonindustrial.com.
About Saint-Gobain Abrasives
Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance and building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2015 global sales of $44 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has more than 180,000 employees. For the fourth year in a row, the Company has been ranked by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators.
In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain has more than more than 150 locations and approximately 15,000 employees, with sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015. Saint-Gobain is the world leader in abrasives and the only international manufacturer to offer a full complement of abrasives products to customers worldwide. Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business employs nearly 11,000 people at 64 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business has more than 2,100 employees at eight manufacturing sites.
For more than 30 years, Saint-Gobain Abrasives has supported the United States Luge Association by providing engineering expertise to improve the performance and speed of luge athletes and by donating its Norton® brand of abrasive products.
For more information, please visit www.saint-gobain.com.