CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels expanded its flap wheel drum line for large-scale metal finishing with the introduction of wire flap wheel drums with keyhole arbors.
The new wire flap wheel drum line includes abrasive nylon, stainless steel and brass-plated wire options. Abrasive nylon flap wheel drums are made of flexible nylon abrasive filaments that allow work to be accomplished at lower speeds with lighter pressure for applications that require a drum with flexibility. The new abrasive nylon flap wheel drums are available in 46 and 80 grit sizes and 4-inch by 2-¾-inch by ¾-inch keyhole arbor, 4-inch by 2-¾-inch by 5⁄8-11-hub and 4-inch by 4-inch by ¾-inch keyhole arbor.
The high-temperature-resistant stainless steel, wire flap wheel drums are made from .008-inch thick stainless steel wire that does not leave an oxidizing deposit on work surfaces, providing rust-free results. The new stainless steel wire flap wheel drums are available in 4-inch by 2-¾-inch by ¾-inch keyhole arbor, 4-inch by 2-¾-inch by 5⁄8-11-hub and 4-inch by 4-inch by ¾-inch keyhole arbor.
The new brass plated wire flap wheel drums are made from softer than standard wire which is designed to not scratch harder metals and to not create sparks. Brass-plated wire flap wheel drums are sold in .008 and .0120-inch thickness and 4-inch by 2-¾-inch by ¾-inch keyhole arbor, 4-inch by 4-inch by ¾-inch keyhole arbor and 4-inch by 2-¾-inch by 5⁄8-11-hub.
Related Glossary Terms
Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.
Shaft used for rotary support in machining applications. In grinding, the spindle for mounting the wheel; in milling and other cutting operations, the shaft for mounting the cutter.
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.