Knowing how – grinding profiles, curves, corners and edges
An important machining method in many areas of the metalworking industry is belt-grinding workpieces of many different designs to shape.
For these applications in particular, the flexible characteristics of the abrasive in belt-grinding, combined with an elastic backing element, result in significant benefits compared to grinding with bonded abrasives.
Such methods include hand-held belt grinding of turbine blades on the so-called belt-grinding wheel stand, semi-automatic belt-grinding to copy spanners and fully-automatic CNC belt-grinding using a 6-axis elbow-armed robot to shape implants made of titanium alloys or sanitary fittings made of brass.
Hermes provides solutions with abrasives of varying flexibility with type structures perfectly adapted to suit the materials for machining.
Comparison of stock removal
Hermes flexibility classes
Our grinding belt range for ...
... for all metal materials
RB 317 J-flex-w
Extremely flexible abrasive belt with very high adaptability to contours and radii.
RB 346 J-flex
Universally applicable and extremely flexible abrasive belt with a high stock removal rate.
RB 306 J-flex
Highly flexible abrasive belt, especially suitable for grinding steel and brass.
RB 319 X-flex
Very flexible abrasive belt with silicon carbide grain, especially suitable for grinding titanium and brass.
RB 346 X-flex
Very flexible abrasive belt, suitable for grinding by robots and machines and with very good edge-restoring force.
RB 346 MJ
Flexible, universally applicable abrasive belt with cotton cloth backing.
... for grinding unleaded brass
RB 346 X-flex Procut
Flexible abrasive belt with additional active ingredient coating for cool grinding, especially suitable for grinding unleaded brass.
... for grinding stainless steel and aluminum
RB 406 X-flex
Highly flexible abrasive belt with additional active ingredient coating for cool grinding, especially suitable for stainless steel and aluminum.
... for stainless steel and high-performance alloys
CERAMIT CR 456 J-flex
Highly flexible abrasive belt with ceramic grain and additional active ingredient coating for cool grinding, especially suitable for applications with high contact pressure and for high-performance alloys, stainless steels, titanium and brass.
CERAMIT CN 466 X-flex
Flexible abrasive belt with ceramic grain and additional active ingredient coating and with very good edge-restoring force for grinding by robots and machines, especially suitable for high-performance alloys, stainless steel and brass.