Suhner Industrial Products LLC introduced four cordless compact grinders. The series consists of a straight grinder, belt grinder, fillet weld grinder and tube polisher. All four have battery packs that deliver 18 V with a total capacity of 4 Ah. A detachable particle guard protects the motor from coarse dust. Also, the temperature of the battery pack and machine is monitored continuously. If overheated or overloaded, the device is switched off by the electronics. A shock absorbent rubber jacket shields the battery packs from rough environments.
Suhner Offers Cordless Grinder Line
Pferd Inc.’s Polifan-Curve flap discs offer rough grinding to smooth finishing in a single step. The flap discs are specifically for fillet weld applications. They have three working surfaces – the top face, bottom face and entire radial edge – for grinding fillet welds as well as unusual curves such as those found in ornamental pieces. The discs are available in diameters of 4 1/2, 5, 6 and 7 in., with zirconia, aluminum oxide and ceramic oxide abrasives and with a 7/8-in. arbor hole or quick-change 5/8- in. to 11-in. hub.
Walter Redesigns Cutoff Wheel
Walter Surface Technologies’ redesigned Zip Wheel cutoff wheel is now more rigid, allowing for consistently straighter cuts. It has a reinforced rib design on each side that allows for cooler cutting, and it reduces the amount of dust created. The new wheel is made with the company’s proprietary grain blend so it cuts quickly through steel and stainless steel. The new bond matrix improves the life of the cutting disc.
Weiler 1-mm Cutting Wheels
Weiler Corp. announced Tiger UltraCut thin cutting wheels with true 1-mm thickness. The Solid Core technology increases the density of the wheels for longer life, reduced friction and good stability. The wheels are available in diameters of 4 1/2 in. and 5 in. The self-sharpening zirconia alumina grain offers a high cut rate throughout the life of the wheel for steel and stainless steel applications. The Inox wheels incorporate a contaminant-free bond for thin gauge and small diameter stainless steel.
Fein Appoints New President, CEO
Fein Power Tools Inc. named Attila Madarasz president and CEO in charge of all U.S. operations. Madarasz comes to Fein from Desoutter Tools and Atlas Copco. He has more than 20 years of experience working in global business development and sales of retail and industrial-based products. Madarasz brings with him proven growth results and an understanding of the industry on a global scale.
Metabo Cordless 9-in. Grinder
Metabo Corp. released a 9-in. cordless angle grinder, the WPB 36 LTX BL 230. Designed with the company’s 36-V brushless motor and lithium highdensity battery technology, the tool is capable of producing 2,400 W. It incorporates safety features such as an electronic safety brake system that stops wheels in 3 sec., electronic safety clutch that helps prevent kickback, electronic overload protection, soft start and non-locking paddle switch. The grinder is for heavy-duty remote applications, such as pipelines, farm maintenance, emergency rescue and utility first responders.
Norton Introduces Belts And Discs
Norton-Saint Gobain’s Red Heat R983 abrasive belts and discs feature a grinding aid lubricant that saves changeover time. The flap discs and quick-change discs are for applications such as welding, MRO, transportation and aerospace. Red Heat belts are for MRO, medical, aerospace, foundry, welding and transportation applications. The flap discs are available from 4 in. by 5/8 in. up to 7 in. by 7/8 in.; the quick-change from 1 1/2 in. to 3 in; and the belts in lengths from 11 in. to 58.3 ft. and widths from 1/8 in. to 52 in.