Weiler Corp. has announced the launch of the Tiger X flap disc, with technology for faster grinding and a longer life.
"We spent a lot of time working with and listening to our customers, and learned that a universal challenge with abrasives is sacrificing a high cut rate for a longer life cycle, or vice versa," said Tony Hufford, welding and fabrication category manager, Weiler Corporation. "The Tiger X flap disc eliminates that trade-off. They get both benefits in one product."
The Tiger X flap disc features a new X3 industry-exclusive technology that combines a triple split coat grain anchoring system, dual flap design and engineered abrasive cloth backing with intermixed ceramic alumina and zirconia alumina materials. This unique combination creates a faster grind rate while increasing life.
The triple split coat material serves as an advanced grain anchoring system to ensure consistent cut rate throughout the life of the disc without the need to apply more pressure, providing maximum aggression. The resulting decrease in worker fatigue allows for enhanced worker safety and comfort. The ceramic and zirconia alumina material blend allows for higher initial cut rates and consistent grinding, increasing productivity. These benefits, combined with an overall longer life cycle, decrease consumable costs as compared to other flap discs on the market. X3 technology also allows for greater versatility, due to the reduced need to switch discs when changing applications.
"The Original Tiger flap disc has been trusted by our customers for over 20 years," said Hufford. "With Tiger X, we're raising the bar and providing a premium product that allows users to work safer and get more done in less time."
Tiger X will replace Tiger phenolic-backed flap discs in 4-½-inch, 5-inch (angled style), and 7-inch sizes.
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.
1. Flexible portion of a bandsaw blade. 2. Support material behind the cutting edge of a tool. 3. Base material for coated abrasives.
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.
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.