A cut off wheel, also known as a cutoff wheel or cutting disc, is an arbor-mounted tool that may be used with angle grinders or stationary cutoff saws. Cut off wheels have an abrasive-coated material that is used for grinding a range of materials. Wheels typically provide a fast cutting action, long life, and tend to be cost-effective. The two main types of resinoid-bonded abrasive cutting wheels are Type 1, which are flat, and Type 27, which have a raised hub. The abrasive material used in the wheel is one influencer on cut rate and consumable life.
The most common size for these cutting wheels is 4-1/2 inches in diameter, however they can range from 2 to 16 inches in diameter with a thickness range from 0.045 in to 0.125 in. Type 1 discs are flat, and type 27 discs have a raised hub. These wheels are strong, but not immune to breaking, if a cutting wheel breaks while in use, fragments could injure the operator or a nearby co-workers. To avoid breaking cutting discs, never exceed the maximum speed (RPM) specified on the disc, and do not overload the disc by cutting with excess force or jamming the wheel into your workpiece.
Abrasive Wheels Market by Product (Bonded Wheels and Super Abrasive Wheels) and by Material Type (Aluminum Oxide, Zirconia Alumina, Silicon Carbide, and Ceramic Aluminum Oxide): The global abrasive wheels market was approximately USD 10.9 billion in 2018 and is expected to generate around USD 17.39 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of around 6.01% between 2019 and 2026. The demand within the global market for grinding discs has been rising on account of standardization of industrial procedures in automotive, iron and steel, and constructions industries.
A grinding disc, also known as grinding wheel, is used in several abrasive machine operations and in abrasive cutting. Grinding machines are used across a range of industries, and the indispensability of grinding discs in these machines is expected to propel demand within the global market. The proven relevance of these discs across multiple industries has helped in earned the trust of the investors and stakeholders in the market.
Few Indian major players are as under:
· Anant Cutting Edge Pvt. Ltd.
· Sak Abrasive Ltd.
· Sterling Abrasives Ltd.
· Tyrolit Sak Ltd.
· Wendt (India) Ltd.