Safety advice for using sanding wheel

To protect personal safety, all sanding wheel product users should follow the recommendations shown.

General principle of safety
Improper use of sanding wheel products can be very dangerous.
• Always follow the instructions provided by the abrasive cutting product and machine supplier.
• Make sure the sanding wheel product is suitable for its intended use. Before installation, please check all sanding wheel for damage or defects.
• Follow the correct procedure to handle and store sanding wheel.

Please note the hazards that may exist during the use of the sanding wheel and follow the recommended precautions:

• Make physical contact with the sanding wheel at the working speed.
• Damage caused by damage to the product during use.
• Debris, sparks, smoke and dust generated during the grinding process.
Use only sanding wheel that meet the highest safety standards. These products will use the Australian Standard AS: 1788 and / or the inscription “oSa”.

Employers should conduct a risk assessment of all individual grinding processes to determine the appropriate protective measures necessary. They should ensure that their employees are properly trained to perform their duties.

Precautions against danger
Body contact with sanding wheel
• Be extremely careful when using sanding wheel. Tighten long hair, don’t wear loose clothes, ties and jewelry.
• Prevent the machine from starting unexpectedly before installing or replacing sanding wheel. Isolate the machine from the power source if necessary.
• Never remove the protective cover from the machine where the machine is installed and make sure they are in good condition and properly adjusted before starting the machine.
• Always use gloves and suitable clothing where the workpiece or machine is held. For gloves, the minimum degree of protection recommended is EN 388 Category 2.
• After turning off the power to the machine, make sure the product is stationary and then leave the machine unattended. Damage caused by product damage
• Care must be taken to handle sanding wheel, which are easily damaged. Before use, please check all products for defects or damage.
• Store sanding wheel in a dry, frost-free environment to avoid large temperature changes. Be sure to properly protect and support it to prevent damage and deformation.
• The coated sanding wheel should be stored at 18-22oC and 45-65% relative humidity.
• The belt should be hung on a rod or bolt with a diameter of not less than 50 mm.
• Do not use sanding wheel for the expiration date of the mark. Pay attention to the shelf life of the following specific products; resin and shellac products for 3 years, rubber products for 5 years, and vitrified products for 10 years.

Check the sanding wheel or package for any warnings or other safety information:

Damage caused by product damage
• Make sure you choose the right sanding wheel. Do not use the product if it is not recognized correctly.
• When installing sanding wheel, follow the instructions provided by the sanding wheel or the machine supplier. Please observe all installation instructions marked on the product, such as the direction of travel or the installation location.
• Never force the sanding wheel onto the mounting fixture or modify it to fit.
• Do not exceed the specified maximum operating speed.
• Check that the correct mounting equipment is used and that they are not deformed, clean and free of burrs.
• Use the supplied mounting suction cup.
• Do not overtighten the installation equipment.
• After installing or reinstalling the sanding wheel, perform a test run at the operating speed for at least 30 seconds with the shield in place and keep it away from the machine before use.
• Never remove the protective cover from the machine where the machine is installed and make sure they are in good condition and adjusted correctly.
• Make sure the workpiece is secure and properly supported. Make sure the workbench is properly adjusted and fixed.
• Never start the machine with the workpiece in contact with the sanding wheel.
• Do not apply excessive force or impact to the sanding wheel or allow it to overheat.
• Do not sand on products that are not designed for surgery. Avoid sanding the edges of the belt, use the center of the belt as much as possible.
• Avoid clogging and uneven wear to ensure that the sanding wheel works effectively. Wear clothes when appropriate.
• Do not allow the sanding wheel to stop naturally without applying pressure to its surface.
• Turn off and dry excess coolant before stopping the machine.
• Do not leave the belt in tension when not in use.

Grinding debris – sparks, dust and fumes
• Exposure to dust generated by workpieces and/or sanding wheel materials can cause lung damage and/or other bodily harm
• All dry grinding processes should be equipped with adequate pumping equipment.
• Do not use sanding wheel near flammable materials.
• Even if a suction system is provided, it is recommended to use a respirator complying with EN149 during dry grinding.
• The shield provided should be adjusted to keep sparks and debris away from the operator.
• Take other steps to protect people working nearby.
• It is recommended to use goggles in all machine applications for sanding wheel. For hand-held machines or workpieces, it is recommended to use goggles or a full face mask.
• Goggles with a degree of protection of at least EN166 Class B are recommended.
• Make sure you choose the right sanding wheel. Unsuitable products can produce excessive debris and dust.

• For all applications of hand-held workpieces or machines, earphones according to EN352 are recommended regardless of the noise level.
• Make sure you choose the right sanding wheel. Unsuitable products produce excessive noise and vibration
• The process of holding a workpiece or machine may cause vibration damage.
• If there is stinging, acupuncture or numbness after 10 minutes of continuous use of the sanding wheel, measures should be taken.
• The effects of vibration are more pronounced in cold conditions, so keep your hands warm and exercise your hands and fingers regularly. Use modern equipment with low vibration levels.
• Keep all equipment in good condition and stop the machine and check for excessive vibration.
• Use high quality sanding wheel and maintain good condition over their useful life.
• Keep the mounting flange and support pad in good condition and replace if worn or deformed.
• Do not hold the workpiece or machine too tightly and do not apply excessive pressure on the sanding wheel.
• Avoid continuous use of sanding wheel.
• Use the right product. Unsuitable products can cause excessive vibration.
• Do not ignore the physical symptoms of vibration – seek medical advice.

Abrasive disposal
• Used or defective diamond sanding disc should be disposed of in accordance with local or national regulations.
• More information can be obtained from the Material Safety Data Sheet provided by the supplier.
• Please note that after use, the sanding wheel may be contaminated by the workpiece or materials during processing.
• Discarded sanding wheel should be damaged to prevent them from being removed and reused by the waste container.

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