PFERD Inc. has announced a new linear finishing set for applications including rough stock removal, surface conditioning and consistent, high-quality cosmetic finishing on all metals and hardwoods. The set includes PFERD’s innovative 5 in. diameter POLINOX non-woven PNZ finishing drum, featuring interleaved layers of non-woven material and abrasive cloth. This large-diameter drum provides up to 25 percent longer life than the standard 4 in. diameter drums, according to the company.
The set also features a selection of PFERD POLIVLIES non-woven surface conditioning belts, an aluminum-oxide coated abrasive belt, a pneumatic drum holder for belts and a new electric linear finishing tool. This 120V variable-speed tool features a step-less speed range of 850 to 3,800 rpm at a power output of 900 watts. A removable keyed drive spindle also allows for mounting of wheels and drums with keyed arbor holes, as well as 5/8-11 threaded products.
Electronic speed regulation maintains constant RPM even under load. In keeping with the company’s strong focus on ergonomics and safety, this power tool has restart protection in the event of power interruption, and an electrical shutdown device that deactivates the motor in case of extreme overload. It complies with ANSI B7.1-2000 standards and OSHA regulations.
The case for the system is designed to protect the power tool and consumable products during transport and field applications.
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.
- abrasive belt
Abrasive-coated belt used for production finishing, deburring and similar functions. See coated abrasive.
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.
- coated abrasive
Flexible-backed abrasive. Grit is attached to paper, fiber, cloth or film. Types include sheets, belts, flap wheels and discs.
- finishing tool
Tool, belt, wheel or other cutting implement that completes the final, precision machining step/cut on a workpiece. Often takes the form of a grinding, honing, lapping or polishing tool. See roughing cutter.