Surface conditioning with Norton BZZ grinding wheels | Norton

Optimize surface conditioning with Norton BZZ grinding wheels

 

Remove scale, cracks and other surface defects and minimise waste in high pressure grinding processes with Norton BZZ grinding wheels. Before further processing semi-finished steel products, the work piece should be free from scale and flaws. High-pressure grinding is the optimal process for removing scale, cracks and other surface defects. Grinding large-scale rounded parts however, requires specific grinding facilities. Machines generally have extremely high driving power, between 50 and 630 kW. The grinding speed is generally 80 m/s.

 

Grinding processes can be optimized, enhancing quality and reducing costs by:


  • Removing defects and cracks at lower cost
  • Ensuring the best surface quality for downstream processes
  • Minimizing metal waste at the conditioning stage

Three key process characteristics will dictate the choice of wheel specification:


  • Temperature of the material to be ground
  • Material characteristics
  • Features of the machine or pressure applied during grinding

 

Norton BZZ wheels are available in a range of dimensions, with a variety of primary and conventional abrasive grains. At Norton we're constantly developing new grain technologues bringing increased productivity on stainless steel grinding applications, more free cutting performance, higher material removal at lower grinding pressures and reduced heat generation.