Conformity to EN13236 - OSA Membership

Saint-Gobain Abrasives considers conforming to EN13236 - oSa as a top priority to provide safe and reliable products to customers.

All Norton diamond products have always complied with highest standards (such as DSA, VBG49, BGV D12 etc.) However they now comply with European safety regulation EN13236 'Safety requirements for superabrasives'. The intention of this regulation is to obtain and ensure the highest possible level of product safety to guarantee safe working conditions. Our very strict self-control conditions comply with or exceed EN13236 standard requirements.
 
Saint-Gobain Abrasives is also a founding member of the oSa (Organization for the Safety of Abrasives) which counts among its members only abrasive products manufacturers which comply with European safety regulations.

 

Maximum operating speeds for dry cutting with hand held machines

Safety instructions for the use of Norton diamond blades are supplied with each blade. They also inform on the max. operating speed to be used by diameter. 

 

DIAMETER (mm)
m/s MAX
RPM MAX
105 80 15300
115 80 13300
125 80 12250
150 80 10200
180 80 8500
200 80 7650
230 80 6650
300 100 6400
350 100 5500
400 100 4800

 

Other diamond blades (wet cutting, other diameters…)

Maximum operating speed for these blades to be used safetly can not exceed 63m/s

 

DIAMETER (mm)
m/s MAX
RPM MAX
250 63 4850
300 63 4050
350 63 3450
400 63 3050
450 63 2700
500 63 2450
600 63 2050
750 63 1650
800 63 1550
900 63 1350
1000 63 1250
1220 63 1050

 

Laser engraving

The following information is engraved on the steel centre of our diamond blades. Laser-engraving ensures that the information remain visible during the whole life of the product. 

 

  • Maximum speed in m/s and RPM
  • Directional arrow
  • Diameter and bore (in mm)
  • Specification
  • Material reference number
  • Manufacturing date
  • Manufacturing batch number
  • Name of manufacturer (NORTON)
  • Applicable Safety Standard

 

Individual Protection Equipment

It is recommended to always wear adapted Individual Protection Equipments to ensure operator safety when using diamond tools.

 

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