Abrasive flap wheel are one of the most popular abrasive grinding and finishing products. If used properly, they can do almost any grinding application that the wheel can perform – the final result is the right grinding disc for your application.
However, before deciding which disc to use, it is important to understand what they are and how to properly mount them on the grinder.
The abrasive flap wheel is a single layer coated abrasive applied to the vulcanized abrasive flap wheel backing. Binic offers a complete line of abrasive flap wheel, from general economical options to those containing top grinding aids, which reduce thermal discoloration on stainless steel and reduce loads on high load applications such as aluminum.
The backing used in our abrasive flap wheel is the highest quality in the industry to prevent tearing and curling. This rigid, vulcanized abrasive flap wheel backing allows the disc to be used more critically than cloth or paper-lined discs, allowing for higher pressures to maximize blank removal and extend service life.
Our unique abrasive flap wheel storage spindle keeps the disc flat, giving users a ready-to-use disc! It uses a lock nut that can be retightened after each use to create a constant pressure to prevent curling.
Binic uses state-of-the-art coating technology, raw pellets and advanced resins to develop industry standards for abrasive flap wheel.
In order to properly install a abrasive flap wheel, a liner must be used. The backing plate provides the necessary support to attach the disc to the grinder. It is important to note that once the liner is worn, it must be replaced to prevent tearing.
It is one of the most common pads, and its spiral ribs have many contact points and channels to increase the airflow behind the disc. This keeps the disc cool, improves performance and ensures a longer service life – 50% longer than the standard mat!
The quick change pad makes it easy to install our abrasive flap wheel, which means quick tool changes without tools and reduced downtime. Just go!
Difference: 12 options for all applications
As we mentioned in previous blogs, abrasive particles are actually what is being done in any abrasive product. The particles used in the flap disc determine the cutting speed, life and cost ratio of the disc. You will find four abrasive particles used in the abrasive flap wheel:
Alumina: Alumina is the most common abrasive grain with excellent cutting speed and durability. For users, it tends to have lower initial costs, which is why it is popular.
In the product line, there are 3 discs:
Open coating: economical choice for general grinding and finishing
Sealing coating: general purpose grinding and finishing for ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Sealing coating with grinding aid: universal grinding for stainless steel and aluminum
Zirconium: Zirconium is the most widely used grain in abrasive flap wheel and has a long service life when used in high pressure applications such as mixing, deburring and weld removal. Typically, zirconium products typically have a lifetime of 2-3 times their alumina equivalent.
In the product line, there are 3 abrasive flap wheel:
Economical options for fast grinding and finishing
Long-lasting blank for removing ferrous metals and long life
Enclosed jacket and comminution aid: fast and efficient grinding of stainless steel and aluminium
Ceramic: Ceramic particles provide the highest productivity and performance, making it difficult to beat. Ceramic pellets remove material quickly and easily, making it ideal for users who want to get the job done faster with fewer disc replacements.
The unique structure of the ceramic particles has significantly more break points and provides greater cutting power. Due to this self-grinding nature, ceramics have the characteristics of rapid removal of blanks, reduced friction and cooled grinding. This makes ceramics ideal for heat sensitive materials, high strength alloys and carbon steel.
In the ceramic abrasive flap wheel product line, there are five types of abrasive flap wheel:
Ceramic mix: a unique blend of ceramic abrasive flap wheel for economical grinding
Sealing coating: For carbon steel and alloys, it has extremely high cutting force and long service life. Excellent performance under high pressure.
Sealing coating with grinding aid: high performance grinding for stainless steel and aluminum
high-concentration ceramic pellets utilize the most advanced particle technology for maximum performance. It has extremely fast discharge speeds, long life and can be used in the most demanding applications. These products work well with hard back pads for optimum performance.
Best performance on carbon steel and other ferrous metals. Ideal for welding, burrs and any application that requires heavy cutting.
Best performance on stainless steel and other heat sensitive metals. Ideal for welding, burrs, and any application that requires extensive removal of the blank and minimal heat generation.
Silicon Carbide: Silicon carbide has a unique grain structure; due to the shape of the particles like silver bars, the abrasive particles can be cut quickly. Although relatively fragile, this structure is ideal for rough grinding of concrete, marble, granite and other stone. It performs very well on very hard metals (cast iron, carbide, etc.) and titanium.
Type C closure coating: Available in 7-inch from 16-400 grit, suitable for a wide range of applications from heavy cutting to finishing. A unique recessed center hole prevents the lock nut from damaging the workpiece.