Norton boosts grinding productivity to the new level of efficiency

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Continuously increasing cost pressure and quality demands, especially in energy, automotive, bearing and aerospace industries, require powerful grinding solutions to provide optimal results. Choosing the right abrasive tool is one of the most important elements of the grinding process and a key driving force for its higher performance.


Norton boosts grinding productivity to the new level of efficiency

AltosX grinding wheel The industrial grinding process' efficiency is characterised by a significant increase in material removal rate (MRR) and a workpiece high quality plus a reduced need of resources, including power, workforce and parts costs. To overcome these challenges and increase productivity Norton Abrasives has advanced its revolutionary grinding platform for large contact surface grinding operations. Designed in 1999, the original Norton Altos precision shaped grain has revolutionised high stock removal grinding. Today, the new AltosX with Norton QuantumTM ​ technology boosts grinding performance to a whole new level, delivering unparalleled cutting efficiency.


The Norton QuantumTM advantage

Testing has shown that AltosX is more efficient than any other wheel on the market, delivering twice higher material removal rate at the same power level. Its natural porosity provides better coolant diffusion and wheel balance, while random grain distribution guarantees a more stable cut.
AltosX features the improved grain fracture behaviour of the Norton Quantum chemistry, resulting in lower threshold power and stable grinding behaviour with lower grinding power increase.
Due to upgraded grinding parameters, the wheel allows unrivalled MRR and better part quality, minimising the rejection rate and reducing cycle times, providing actual cost savings and productivity improvement.


High stock removal grinding goes green

Manufacturing sustainability and productivity do not have to be any longer mutually exclusive.
From reduced carbon footprint in our production process and removal of artificial pore inducers (naphthalene free) to longer product life and energy savings, AltosX allows to reduce the environmental impact linked to the grinding process.


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Our expert engineers are available to support you with field tests and process optimisation.

For more information about the AltosX, contact your local Norton representative.