Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools

Depressed Center Wheels suit right angle grinding applications.

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October 15, 2013 - Norton NorZon® Plus Wheels utilize proprietary blend of SG ceramic alumina and Norton BlueFire™ zirconia alumina abrasives, combined with high-performance bond system for optimized grain micro-fracturing. Line also includes NorZon Plus Fast Cut™ Depressed Center Wheels, which accelerate material removal. Micro-fracturing capability provides continual supply of serrated cutting edges, maximizing productivity and wheel life across broad spectrum of right angle grinding applications.

Norton Abrasives

1 New Bond St., Worcester, MA, 01615, USA

Original Press Release

Norton Introduces New High Performance Abrasives Blend and Fast Cut Products to Norzon Plus Line.

Press release date: October 1, 2013

Worcester, MA U.S.A. -- Norton Abrasives (www.nortonabrasives.com), the world’s leading manufacturer of metal fabrication abrasives products for over 125 years, has introduced a major upgrade of their BEST-tier depressed center wheels for right angle grinding applications.  Norton NorZon® Plus wheels now utilize a proprietary blend of Norton’s patented, newest generation SG ceramic alumina and Norton BlueFireTM zirconia alumina abrasives, combined with a new high performance bond system for significantly improved grain micro-fracturing. The new Norton NorZon Plus line has also been expanded with the introduction of Norton NorZon Plus Fast Cut™ Depressed Center Wheels, which provide the fastest material removal in the industry. (http://www.nortonindustrial.com/nzp.aspx)

Norton NorZon Plus’ improved micro-fracturing capability provides a continual supply of serrated cutting edges, enabling unparalleled productivity, wheel life and overall cost effectiveness across a broad spectrum of right angle grinding applications. New Norton NorZon Plus wheels provide 50-100% better overall performance than competitive ceramic alumina wheels.  NorZon Plus Fast Cut provides a 15-30% improved cut rate over standard NorZon Plus wheels, significantly better than competitive zirconia alumina wheels.  NorZon Plus wheels offer the fastest cutting, longest lasting, lowest total cost solution on the market.  NorZon Plus wheels were invented in the U.S. and are also made in the U.S.A.

“Whether the user is looking for extremely fast stock removal, maximum productivity, wheel life or durability, the new Norton NorZon Plus family of Fast Cut, All Purpose and Long Life products provide the optimum performance solution for all applications in right angle grinding,” said Debbie Gaspich, Norton Abrasives Director of Product Management, North America.

The new Norton NorZon Plus is ideal for steel, stainless steel and other ferrous metals.  Wheels are available in sizes 4-9” in ¼” thickness.

Norton Abrasives will be showcasing the new NorZon Plus line, including the new Fast Cut offering, at FABTECH 2013, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois at Booth # N461. 

About Norton Abrasives and Saint-Gobain
Norton is a brand of Saint-Gobain. Norton Abrasives is the world’s leading manufacturer of a wide array of abrasive products. For applications ranging from rapid stock removal to precision finishing in all industries, products are offered in BEST, BETTER and GOOD performance/ price tiers for meeting the needs of all end users.  (http://www.nortonabrasives.com/)

With more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries, Saint-Gobain is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high performance materials, glass containers and abrasives. Founded in 1665 and headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain had worldwide sales of $55.5 billion in 2012 and employs approximately 195,000 people. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs approximately 19,000 people and has approximately 150 manufacturing locations.

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