Slotting is a low cost solution to the problem of grinding wheel wear, particularly that of corner radius wear common in plunge grinding applications. Corner radius wear is caused by heat build-up at the intersection of the wheel sides and edge radius. Research has shown that wheels with slots manufactured or cut into them significantly increase coolant and air flow to the grinding zone. This results in superior grinding performance and longer wheel life. Specific benefits include: intermittent cutting at the corner and side face reducing friction and thermal effects; superior flushing of wear particles and chips reducing wheel glazing; and better surface integrity for the ground piece.
*Turnaround time varies by the season. Please allow at least 24 hours warm-up time when shipping wheels in the winter. Multiple wheel orders may take longer; call us at 1-800-533-8010 for turnaround times.