Innovations

 

Norton's continual investment in R&D and close collaboration with customers generates performance-optimized solutions that deliver efficiency and productivity.

 


 

NORTON CYCLONIC IS A NEW & UNIQUE SANDING SYSTEM

Norton Cyclonic is a new and unique ‘all-in-one’ sanding system, which is colour-coded by application, for quick and easy product selection in the body shop. 

The sanding range, consisting of discs, rolls and accessories, has been specifically engineered using Norton Cyclonic technology.  Thanks to the unique hole pattern, Norton Cyclonic improves productivity by up to 32% compared to convential multi-hole sanding discs.  With a 25% increase in dust extraction, the new hole configuration is based on the same science as cyclone formation, for the most powerful air movement.

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NORTON VITRIUM3 INNOVATIVE BOND TECHNOLOGY FOR PRECISION GRINDING


NORTON VORTEX2 3D GRAIN SPACING TECHNOLOGY FOR POROUS PRODUCTS

An innovative, patented grain technology allows an engineered 3D grain spacing of interconnected voids of a structure that maximizes coolant permeability and chip clearance without use of chemical pore inducers. This design allows for increased profile holding, leading to higher metal removal rates, and friction reduction.


NORTON QUANTUMX A SCIENCE TRIFECTA FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE PROFILE GRINDING

Three leading technologies (patented 3D-engineered grain spacing, latest generation high-performance ceramic abrasives,  and our newest bond science)  have formed the most free-cutting creepfeed wheels on the market.


NORTON FOUNDRYX EXTENDED LIFE BOND TECHNOLOGY FOR COST SAVINGS

A new bond technology is designed to cover extended range of cut-off applications (manual / swing frame or robotic) that improves wheel durability and heat-resistance for longer product life that generates up to 80% better G-ratios (material removal/wheel wear) with reduced cycle times.


NORTON QUANTUM LATEST GENERATION GRAIN TECHNOLOGY FOR CONTROLLED FRACTURING

A new ceramic alumina grain chemistry and shape developed from our patented Seeded-Gel (SG) technology multiplies the  cutting efficiency by controlling the grain breakdown at the  micrometric level to provide a perfect blend of sharpness (free cutting) and toughness (life) on low, medium, and high force applications.


POROUS METAL BOND FOR HIGHEST PERFORMANCE RATIOS

Norton Paradigm latest innovation of porous metal bond system diamond wheels delivers  extraordinary results  grinding tungsten carbide and other tough materials such as ceramics.


​NORTON SILENCIO NOISE REDUCTION

Neighbourhoods, schools and hospitals are especially sensitive to noise with increasing local regulations preventing excessive noise levels. A unique diamond blade design features a patented steel core with unprecedented noise reductions of up to 15dB, 30 times less noise.


 

 

NORTON QUANTUM3 NEXT GENERATION GRINDING WHEELS

Norton Quantum3 has been specifically engineered in our R&D centre and uses a proprietary ceramic grain and tougher bond system. Thanks to this evolution in abrasive science, three key benefits have been achieved; improved operator comfort, increased throughput and reduced downtime, waste and process cost. 


NORTON QUANTUM PROPRIETARY BLENDED TECHNOLOGY

A superior grain and bond technology that delivers unrivalled product life and speed of cut for grinding and cut-off wheels, flap discs and fiber discs that take right angle grinding to a new level of application performance.


ULTRA THIN DESIGN FOR MULTI-PURPOSE CUTTING

Norton Multi-purpose the very first ultra thin 1.0mm multipurpose wheel cuts precise, straight lines with ultra flexibility in every cut.


ONE WHEEL – CUTS, GRINDS, POLISHES

Norton 1-2-3 the very first ‘all in one’ cutting, grinding and polishing wheel.


UNIVERSAL ARBORS

A knock-out bushing design that enables diamond blades and grinding wheels to be adaptable to two different arbor machine mounts for ultimate machine accommodation.


CORDLESS DOESN’T MEAN POWERLESS

Norton ACCU developed for minimal resistance when in use, the free cutting nature of this wheel absorbs less energy from the machine battery and features a special bond and grain which gives improved user comfort and longer wheel life.


NORTON CLIPPER DUST-FREE TILE CUTTING

The patented  dry cutting and dust free tile saw helps users save time on unnecessary drying prior to cutting.


ELLIPSOIDAL SHAPED GULLETS

Patented ellipsoidal gullets significantly increase user safety by decreasing the risk of cracking. 

 


'BEST IN CLASS’ BURN-FREE GRINDING FOR HIGH PRODUCTION RATES

Norton Altos an engineered-shaped micron ceramic grain with the appearance of long cylinders with an aspect ratio (length to diameter) of 8 to 1 allows for a low packing density during manufacture which creates a naturally open structure for high porosity and superior permeability to coolant. The design also allows microfracturing in a controlled manner which results in long wheel life and lower power consumption at high metal removal rates.

INFILTRATED HIGH DENSITY TECHNOLOGY

Infiltrated High Density technology (i-HD™) combined with patented laser-welded diamond blades is the biggest breakthrough in diamond tools this century. This revolutionary process provides unrivalled performance, increased safety, lower energy manufacturing and a wider choice of segment design.


ANTI-VIBRATION

Norton Clipper floor saws are equipped with anti-vibration handlebars which reduces hand/arm vibration by up to 40%.


DEPTH OF CUT INDICATOR

A permanent marking system with patented slots that combine the direction of rotation with depth that can be seen through the stroboscopic effect during cutting.

 


SMEAR FREE FINISHES

Clean Bond Technology a patented resin bond technology within non-woven products that eliminates smearing and reduces rework.


NORTON MULTI-AIR DUST EXTRACTION

A patent-pending  multi-hole vacuum design of sanding discs that provides  30%+ improved productivity vs. conventional vacuum sanding and 60% vs. non-vacuum sanding. The multi-hole pattern accommodates all hole patterns as a universal design for cleaner sanding.


NEW GENERATION CERAMIC GRAINS

A ceramic alumina (Seeded Gel – SG)  grain that cuts faster and lasts longer (up to 200%) than standard abrasives. The supersize layer and strong backing provides aggressive cutting action, maximum performance and advanced cooling. 


ANTI-CLOG SURFACE TREATMENT

Norton No-Fil a special coating applied to sandpaper to help reduce loading/clogging of the product to extend the life and to provide improved sanding results with fewer product changes


BI-DIRECTIONAL BELT OPERATION

A design that connects a portable belt as one continuous piece of abrasive to machine size that allows the belt to be run in both directions for maximum use.