Tips To Choose The Right Industrial Abrasive Tools In Manufacturing

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There is always an appropriate tool for any job. Finding the perfect tool, or even having one custom made, can be simple with such a vast supply chain to help you. We specialize in production and supply of Industrial Abrasive Tools to fulfil your business needs, and here are some basic tips to help you choose the right one.

Industrial Abrasive Tools: What Are They?

Abrasive tools in the manufacturing industry are primarily used to remove debris, dirt or materials from parts in a production line or assembly. They can either be handheld or driven by a grinder to get that final polished finish. They come in various shapes, sizes, and makes, and are also customizable to suit the job.
Abrasive tools have a number of applications; like buffing, honing, drilling, grinding, sanding, polishing, cutting, and sharpening. Choosing the right abrasive tool can get even a hard, porous material to achieve a smooth, mirror-like finish.

Type Of Industrial Abrasives Used In Manufacturing

Due to its wide application in the manufacturing industry, abrasive tools come in many different types and one has to be careful while choosing them. Without the right tool, one may not get the job done and choosing the wrong one can result in significant material and productivity loss.

Let us look at the 3 primary types of abrasives used in the manufacturing industry:

1. Bonded Abrasives

Bonded abrasives are created by bonding grains with agents to create a solid form, usually a wheel, to be used in grinding applications. The type of grain, spacing and the bond material are all determined based on the end material they are to be used on.
Choose this type of abrasive if you are into heavy manufacturing industry, for grinding and cutting heavy metals. These can be generally used in hand-held machines.
EuroIndustriel offers a huge variety of bonded abrasives to suit your requirements. Check out a list of products on Bonded Abrasives.

2. Coated Abrasives

These are comparable to bonded abrasives, but here an abrasive is fixed to a backing material such as paper, metal, rubber, resin, cloth, or polyester. Sandpaper is the most common type of coated abrasive. Sanding belts and sanding discs are two widely used coated abrasives in the manufacturing sector.
These are perfect for industries that need to grind down a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Ideally, longer materials can benefit from this abrasive type.

3. Super Abrasives

Diamond and Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) are two common yet expensive abrasives. When mounted on a wheel, they provide highly effective precision grinding to attain perfection. They are extremely hard and provide precise cutting or grinding, as well as being quite resilient.
Common application of Super Abrasives includes the aerospace, automotive, medical, and oil industry.

Safety Measures Around Industrial Abrasive Tools

Though abrasives come in different shapes and sizes, one cannot be lax while handling it. They are super hard tools that need proper training in handling.

  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as gloves, eye and ear protection, and the recommended respiratory protection based on the abrading material.
  • Avoid wearing loose or flowy clothes that may get caught in the machine.
  • Ensure that there are no sparks flying free and that there are no persons in the immediate proximity of the sparks.
  • Choose a well-ventilated location for your grinding and stay away from combustible items.
  • If you find your tools vibrating or loose, stop immediately.
  • Use the oldest abrasive on the shelf first.

Finding The Right Abrasive Tool For Your Job

It is critical to select an abrasive tool based on the task at hand and the material to be abraded. It is not necessary for everyone on the floor to be familiar with the proper tool for the job. So look for a supplier who is knowledgeable and experienced in the applications of abrasive tools so that they can recommend the best one for you.

EuroIndustriel is the market leader in high-quality industrial abrasives. We collaborate with you to understand your needs, assist you in resolving product difficulties, and enable your business to get more done with the correct industrial abrasives.


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