Norton QUANTUM3 Combination Wheels

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Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
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November 08,2017
Norton QUANTUM3 Combination Wheels

Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers its new Norton QUANTUM3 combination Wheels addition to the recently introduced Norton QUANTUM3 (NQ3) line of depressed-center grinding wheels. In comparison tests, NQ3 combo wheels have several key benefits over competitive wheels. NQ3 Combo Wheels have 50 percent longer life, which significantly reduces the need for wheel changes and results in decreased production downtime and less labor cost. Due to more efficient and faster cutting and grinding capabilities, the new combo wheels increase productivity by 15 percent over competitive wheels, so users can finish more pieces in less time, according to the company.

"In addition to lasting longer and increasing productivity, users are reporting that NQ3 Combo Wheels are significantly easier-to-use and cut effortlessly compared to other wheels," said Saida Guerra, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives, associate product manager, North America. "NQ3 Combo wheels are ideal for a broad range of applications including general fabrication, oil rig building and repair, rail, container, and pipeline manufacturing."

The NQ3 line of grinding and cutting wheels feature a proprietary grain along with a tougher bond system containing a unique combination of fillers and bonding agents that allow for much better mix quality in manufacturing, NQ3 provides substantially faster grinding for increased metal removal and longer wheel life, with less operator fatigue to significantly increase grinding output. Test results conducted with NQ3 and competitive wheels revealed that NQ3 removed almost twice the amount of carbon steel at five minute intervals.

The Norton Quantum3 grain tends to be more rounded than precision-shaped ceramic grain. This allows a more robust cutting action with less vibration, for much easier operator control. These wheels don’t grab or dig when used in any direction. They simply glide through the workpiece while removing metal. The free-cutting control can boost the amperage on its own without additional pressure needed on the tool.

The Quantum3 line of wheels are offered in 10 Type 27 all-purpose grinding and cutting application SKU’s. All products are currently in stock. Sizes range from 4-1/2”, 5”, 6”, 7” and 9” for hubbed and nonhubbed wheels. Norton Quantum3 grinding wheels are made in the USA.

Related Glossary Terms

  • fatigue


    Phenomenon leading to fracture under repeated or fluctuating stresses having a maximum value less than the tensile strength of the material. Fatigue fractures are progressive, beginning as minute cracks that grow under the action of the fluctuating stress.

  • grinding


    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.