Weiler Abrasives Group has rebranded its Vortec Pro abrasive flap discs under its Wolverine family of products, and has also reengineered the discs to deliver maximum cut rate and increased life, all at an exceptional value, according to the company. Like other Wolverine brand products, the flap discs are for fabrication professionals who have grinding and blending needs for their everyday carbon and stainless steel applications.
The upgraded Wolverine flap discs feature a self-sharpening zirconia alumina grain to deliver aggressive grinding from start to finish, along with an improved cloth design that provides a 25 percent longer life compared to previous Vortec Pro products.
Weiler offers the Wolverine flap discs in both Type 27 and Type 29 styles, allowing for optimal angle of approach and finish. For fast changeover, the flap discs are available with a quick-change 5/8 inch – 11 nut, in addition to 5/8- and 7/8-inch arbors and a variety of diameters to fit all tool sizes. Fabricators can choose between a phenolic or a more rigid aluminum back, according to their needs and preference.
Wolverine flap discs are reportedly ideal for flat surface grinding, light pressure finishing/blending, weld grinding/blending, heavy stock removal, finishing and irregular surface 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.
- flat ( screw flat)
flat ( screw flat)
Flat surface machined into the shank of a cutting tool for enhanced holding of the tool.
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.
- surface grinding
Machining of a flat, angled or contoured surface by passing a workpiece beneath a grinding wheel in a plane parallel to the grinding wheel spindle. See grinding.