Types of Abrasive Wheel

July 14, 2021

Types of Abrasive Wheel

Abrasive Wheels are quite powered wheels used in grinder machines at workshops. It is built with tiny abrasive particles called grit. Grit or similar particles are glued to stay together by a unique bonding material to make wheel structures of various thicknesses.

The main aspects of an abrasive wheel are:

  • Grit Size
  • Coating Material Bonding
  • Abrasive Type
  • Grade of the wheel
  • Wheel Structure

The capacity of an abrasive cutting wheel is based on the abrasive used in making the wheel. The abrasive decides the hardness, toughness, and skill to chop sharp edges. The bonding or coating material determines the structure and shape integrity of the wheel in use.

Types of Abrasive Wheel

Based on requirements and wish, there are different Grinding Wheels utilized in other machining processes in workshops. It uses a mainly abrasive emery wheel to chop diamonds, metallic equipment, etc. The subsequent are various sorts of abrasive wheels:

  • Straight Grinding Wheels: Straight wheels are a common type of the revolution found on the pedestal or bench grinders. It is often also widely used for centerless and cylindrical surface grinding operations.
  • Cylinder or Wheel Ring: this type of wheel doesn't have middle mounting support, but it sits on an extended and wide surface. They're mainly utilized in horizontal or vertical spindle grinders for producing flat surfaces.
  • Tapered Grinding Wheels: A sharp emery wheel may be a straight wheel that tapers externally towards the wheel's midpoint. A straight wheel with a sharp wheel is usually used for gear teeth, grinding threads, etc.
  • Straight Cup: This straight cup wheel is employed as an option for Cup Wheels in cutters and gear grinders. Because it has an additional, surface and grinding are most favorable.
  • Dish Cup: This type of wheel is suitable in jug grinding and cutter grinding. It only cuts in crevices and slots because it features a skinny cup-style grinding.
  • Saucer Grinding Wheels: Saucer Grinding wheels are used for grinding twist drills and milling cutters. It is often particularly in demand in non-machining areas because the saw filers are employed by saucer wheels to take care of saw blades.

Abrasive Wheel Categories

  • Type 1 Wheel – A thick disc-shaped wheel
  • Type 41 Wheel or Type 1A Wheel - A disc-shaped wheel
  • Type 11 Wheel – A cup-shaped wheel
  • Type 27 Wheel – A saucer/center depressed shaped wheel
  • Type 27 Flap Wheel - A saucer/center depressed shaped wheel 
  • Type 28 Wheel – A conical cupped wheel
  • Type 29 Wheel - A saucer/center depressed shaped wheel 
  • Type 29 Flap Wheel - A saucer/center depressed shaped wheel with coated abrasive flaps
  • Type 42 Wheel or Type 27A Wheels - A saucer/center Depressed Center Cut Off wheel.



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