Press Release Summary:
Charger(TM) Plus Wheels feature blend of zirconia alumina and aluminum oxide. Type 27 1/8 in. and Â¼ in. thick grinding and cutting wheels are available in 4, 4Â½, 5, 6, 7 and 9 in. diameters with both 7/8 and 5/8-11 center holes. Type 28 saucer wheels are available in 7 and 9 in. diameters, Â¼-in. thickness with 5/8-11 center holes. Wheels are suited for weld, metal fabrication, foundry, construction, pipeline, and petrochemical applications.
Original Press Release:
Maximize Productivity with New Norton Charger(TM) Plus Depressed Center and Saucer Wheels
- Zirconia Alumina Grain Improves Performance by 30% on Broad Range of Materials -
WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 15, 2005 - The new Charger Plus wheels for weld, metal fabrication, foundry, construction, pipeline and petrochemical applications feature a blend of advanced performance zirconia alumina and aluminum oxide. The blending of these two abrasive types results in a high-performance wheel that is value priced. On-the-job tests of Charger Plus wheels have proven that the increased ratio of aggressive grinding and cutting zirconia alumina grain in Charger Plus wheels produces a 30% average performance improvement.
Operators can grind faster with less force and less fatigue. They can spend less time grinding, increasing their output and lowering the total grinding and finishing costs. Plus, the longer wheel life provides the added benefit of less downtime changing wheels.
Charger Plus Type 27 1/8-inch and ¼-inch thick grinding and cutting wheels are available in 4, 4½, 5, 6, 7 and 9-inch diameters with both 7/8 and 5/8-l1 center holes. Type 28 saucer wheels are available in 7 and 9-inch diameters, ¼-inch thickness and 5/8-11 center holes.
Norton is a brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, a division of Saint-Gobain. Saint-Gobain Corporation is the holding company for the U.S.- and Canadian-based businesses of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (Paris), a leading producer of construction products (building materials, insulation and piping), high-performance materials (abrasives, industrial ceramics, high-performance plastics, and reinforcements), flat glass, and glass containers. The company is also a leading distributor of building products in Europe. One of the top 100 industrial companies in the world, Saint-Gobain's 2004 sales approximated $40 billion. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs more than 25,000 people, and has about 180 manufacturing locations. Saint-Gobain's web site is www.saint-gobain.com.
The Norton web site is www.nortonabrasives.com.