ALPHA-KUT

New ALPHA-KUT™ Quickly Remove Slag, Burrs and More from Castings and Heavy Weldments

 

(Vandalia, OH) Superior Abrasives, LLC introduces their most aggressive coated material in quick change form, ALPHA-KUT™ Quick Change Discs.  Burrs, sharp edges, slag and other undesirable materials can be quickly removed, and the workpiece shaped in a single step, thereby reducing changeover time and costs.  ALPHA-KUT™ consists of triangular, precision-formed abrasive grains that exhibit the continually self-sharpening properties and wear characteristics of ceramics, delivering a consistent cutting action over a long service life.  The grain strength is complemented by a rigid fiber backing for stability, allowing added pressure for maximum stock removal.  ALPHA-KUT™ quick change discs are ideal for heavy material removal or hardened materials, such as castings where the sprue is removed, large parts with excessive parting lines, large weld removal in narrow or otherwise inaccessible areas, weld or seam removal and blending, leveling and rough shaping, and more.  Foundries and fabricators working with cast iron, ductile iron, stainless steel, and carbon steel can save time on tooling changeovers and achieve faster processing with this aggressive new product.

While ALPHA-KUT™ can complement existing coated abrasives, it may be a suitable replacement for small diameter or light use cutting wheels.  The relatively forgiving nature of coated abrasives allows new and inexperienced operators to perform tasks without much risk to expensive workpieces.  Available in 36 grit, 1 ½”, 2” and 3” diameters with military-grade nylon type R button attachments.

Superior Abrasives, LLC. is a leading manufacturer of abrasive tools for surface finishing applications.  They manufacture a full lineup of products including quick change discs, flap wheels, PSA products, belts, shop rolls, cartridge rolls, and more, from their 100,000 square foot factory. For additional information, visit www.SuperiorAbrasives.com, email sales@SuperiorAbrasives.com, call (800) 235-9123, or write to Superior Abrasives, LLC., 1620 Fieldstone Way, Vandalia, OH 45377.

 

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Surface Conditioning Belts

SHUR-BRITE® Surface Conditioning Belts Ensure Consistent Quality – Ideal for Large Surface Treatment

 

(Vandalia, OH) Superior Abrasives, LLC introduces SHUR-BRITE® Surface Conditioning Belts which feature an open structure to resist overheating, part discoloration, or loading, to ensure consistent quality over the belt life, making it ideal for treating large surface areas.   With repeatable finishes, SHUR-BRITE® belts are ideal for large scale robotic applications.  Users can create linear scratch patters on stainless steel food equipment, and blend or re-orient scratch patterns after repairs.    High edge durability and flexibility without chunking, and smear-free removal of oxidation, paint or adhesives make them ideal for many manufacturing and re-manufacturing environments.  Ideal for a wide variety of materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, stainless steel, exotic alloys, plastics, and composites.

In narrow or short form, like file belts, the surface conditioning material is manufactured with additional flex, easily conforming to small contact wheels and narrow areas of the workpiece.  They are ideal for airfile belt sanders, portable belt sanders, and benchstand belt sanders.

Wide belts utilize a low stretch reinforcement, providing stability and reduced changeover on large, robotic equipment.  Reduced stretching and high edge retention ensures durability and consistent performance throughout use.  They generate lower heat which provides longer service life.

A variety of SHUR-KUT Coated Belt materials are also available for more aggressive removal, shaping or finishing of handheld or stationary workpieces.

Superior Abrasives, LLC. is a leading manufacturer of abrasive tools for surface finishing applications.  They manufacture a full lineup of products including quick change discs, flap wheels, PSA products, belts, shop rolls, cartridge rolls, and more, from their 100,000 square foot factory. For additional information, visit www.SuperiorAbrasives.com, email sales@SuperiorAbrasives.com, call (800) 235-9123, or write to Superior Abrasives, LLC., 1620 Fieldstone Way, Vandalia, OH 45377.

 

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SHUR-KUT Cartridge Rolls

Introducing SHUR-KUT® Coated Cartridge Rolls for Shaping, Porting, Finishing or Polishing Hard to Reach Areas

 

(Vandalia, OH) Superior Abrasives, LLC introduces SHUR-KUT® Coated Cartridge Rolls which feature a specially wrapped design which produces new layers for fresh cutting action throughout life as the surface layers are worn away.  They are ideal for shaping, porting, finishing, or polishing hard to reach areas.  Cotton cloth acts as a cushion for polishing finer grits.  Many diameters are available to match or enlarge existing contours, while straight or tapered designs are also available for through holes or inside corner grinding. Available with industry-leading lead times, with many items shipping from stock.  Ideal for a wide variety of materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, stainless steel, exotic alloys, plastics, and composites.

Ceramic cartridge rolls feature self-sharpening grains which continually produce fresh cutting points which easily cut through stainless and alloys.  Self-sharpening grains also reduce friction and prolong cut rates.  Additional grinding aid further reduces heat for extended wear and reduced downtime.  Multiple layers wear away to expose fresh abrasive material, further extending service life.

Aluminum Oxide straight cartridge rolls feature a generalpurpose cutting action which wears evenly and uniformly, producing a consistent cut on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  Ideal for use in straight holes or cylinders or around contoured parts, they remove or shape arts quickly, deburr stamped parts, and allow access to intricate areas or small holes.  A tapered design is also available to provide more access and pointed control in concave areas or inside corners. They allow users to grind and follow acute seams and welds. Ideal for removing or smoothing inside corner welds, porting and shaping concave areas, and navigating intricate cast parts.

SHUR-KUT® Cartridge Rolls are available in a variety of useful sizes, from 3/16” to 1” diameter, up to 2” length, multiple pilot hole diameters and a full range of grits from 36 to 320.

Superior Abrasives, LLC. is a leading manufacturer of abrasive tools for surface finishing applications.  They manufacture a full lineup of products including quick change discs, flap wheels, PSA products, belts, shop rolls, cartridge rolls, and more, from their 100,000 square foot factory. For additional information, visit www.SuperiorAbrasives.com, email sales@SuperiorAbrasives.com, call (800) 235-9123, or write to Superior Abrasives, LLC., 1620 Fieldstone Way, Vandalia, OH 45377.

 

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Custom Flap Wheels Now Available

Custom Flap Wheels Now Available from Superior Abrasives LLC

 

(Vandalia, OH) Superior Abrasives, LLC now offers custom flap wheels to suit specific application requirements.  Customers desiring a specific material, grit pattern, flexibility of flap wheels, mounting options, and more can obtain precisely what they need.  This customization allows manufacturers to match abrasives to their application requirements to more efficiently process the workpiece.  Custom order available with industry-leading lead times.  A fully stocked Application Engineering Lab and assistance to determine best methods and tools is available.  Custom flap wheels from Superior Abrasives are ideal for contoured finishing and grinding, deburring and finishing of tube interiors, shaping or refining contours on cast or machined parts, weld seam blending or finishing, and more.

Superior Abrasives, LLC. is a leading manufacturer of abrasive tools for surface finishing applications.  They manufacture a full lineup of products including quick change discs, flap wheels, PSA products, belts, shop rolls, cartridge rolls, and more, from their 100,000 square foot factory. For additional information, visit www.SuperiorAbrasives.com, email sales@SuperiorAbrasives.com, call (800) 235-9123, or write to Superior Abrasives, LLC., 1620 Fieldstone Way, Vandalia, OH 45377.

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New Comprehensive Website

New Superior Abrasives, LLC. Web Site is Comprehensive and Intuitive

 

(Vandalia, OH) Superior Abrasives, LLC recently revamped their web presence with a comprehensive new web site, www.SuperiorAbrasives.com, that is intuitive to navigate, allowing visitors to search for products by product type or materials of construction.  The company’s extensive range of coated and nonwoven abrasive products is available in quick change discs, cartridge rolls, flap wheels, belts, PSA discs, and includes industry-unique specialties like bore polishers, disc wheels, goblet wheels, cones, caps and wheels for angle grinders.  A check-box allows visitors to select product type (disc, wheel, belt, etc.), material type (coated, nonwoven, heavy duty, etc.), abrasive grain, width, tools, and workpiece material to fine tune their search and quickly see the products available to suit their needs.  In addition to extensive technical details, the new site also makes it easy to find and download literature including Safety Data Sheets, Product Guide and Resource Manuals, educational articles, and videos.  Superior Abrasives products are ideal for a wide variety of surface preparation and finishing needs including grinding, finishing and polishing of metal, composites, and more.

A timeline shows the company’s growth and progression from the inception of the specialty abrasives industry in 1942, to the founding of Superior Rotary Tool in 1962, to the construction of their current 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility and applications lab, to present day.

In addition to manufacturing, warehousing and shipping facilities, the new plant includes corporate offices, engineering and a fully equipped application engineering lab to help determine the best solution to customers’ applications.  With an extensive inventory the company offers short lead times (with some orders shipping same day).

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Artful Appearance

In planning the new Superior Abrasives facility, great consideration was placed into the progressive architecture to represent growth, style and the modern phase of operations. To complement the architecture, interior designer Sabina Pequinot suggested the artwork of Mike Elsass. Elsass’ work focuses on beautifying rusted and tarnished metal through layers and layers of paint and other media. Superior found a connection with their own product processes – finishing and polishing rough or imperfect workpieces. Upon discussions with Elsass, he was thrilled to see all the grains and textures that were part of the abrasive raw materials and asked to incorporate them into his art pieces. Elsass was pleased with the modern architecture of the facility and was extremely excited to complement his work. In exchange for the art, future clients are able to visit Superior and view his work in such a setting.

Most of the art featured in the facility was custom made, including a salvaged airplane wing hosted in the entrance hallway. The wing was inspired by the close proximity to the Dayton International Airport and the region’s strong heritage in flight.

Elsass hosted an event with Superior management, in which each individual created their own piece using the same techniques that make Elsass’ art so unique. The individual pieces are displayed in the facility and treated as a signature of all who helped create the new home of Superior Abrasives.