The term belt grinding describes the chip-removing production technique that is used to finish surfaces by means of endless abrasive belts and the corresponding grinders. This technique usually involves the use of smaller belts fitted to hand-operated machines (e.g. belt sander, hand-held belt sanders, pipe belt sanders) or the use of larger belts fitted to stationary wide belt sanders (e.g. pedestal grinding machine, long/wide belt sanders).
Grinding with the help of belts is a highly efficient process that can be applied across a wide range from profile sanding (which requires higher removal rates) to polishing (of suitable surfaces).
Since belt grinding is suitable for an extensive range of applications, the user is required to have as much information as possible about his application so that he can select the abrasive belt that is fitted best for his purpose. Information of particular importance include:
- Substance/material to be processed (see grain type)
- Shape of the work piece [surface, edge, profile, …] (see backing)
- Stress/requirement => grit size, backing
- Contact element (round/plane) => belt joint
- Wet or dry grinding => water resistance
Klingspor keeps a constant stock of a large number of abrasives suitable for belt grinding:
- with standard dimensions
- for the most common machinery and
- with the type of belt joint that is most appropriate for this type of application.
In addition, we can, of course, manufacture and deliver made-to-order belt dimensions and belt joints at short notice.
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