Conflans, France (6 December 2017): Norton Abrasives has introduced a new platform for engineered gear solutions, Norton Xtrimium. This new platform removes a number of sub-brands to streamline the product portfolio and offer a single, simplified solution to customers. The range has also been expanded with the addition of a new dual-worm grinding product, further enhancing Norton’s capabilities in the gear grinding market.
The Xtrimium platform continues to offer products for worm, bevel, profile grinding or honing under one name, replacing Norton ALTOS, ALTOS IPX, QUANTUM, QUANTUMX, VITRIUM3 and VORTEX2. Customers can now select the right product for the application from a simplified range, without losing any capabilities.
Norton Xtrimium also offers a new dual worm grinding product, which combines a vitrified section to grind, and a fine grit section to polish the teeth of the gear, delivering an improved surface finish quality and reducing gear noise. This is especially useful in the production of the latest gearbox innovation, which is increasingly employed by vehicle manufacturers to ensure a quieter and smoother drive for their customers. Only a dual wheel can achieve these new tolerances.
Commenting on the launch, Amandine Martin, Worldwide Gear Platform Leader, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, “The new brand name, Xtrimium, reinforces the suitability of these products for use in extreme environments where high performance is vital. The range of products and their quality will not change; our products will still deliver the same great results that our customers have come to expect. The platform itself ensures it’s easier than ever for customers to recognise a gear product and select the right solution for the application.”
For more information, visit: www.nortonabrasives.com