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Understanding the Line. Norton Bear-Tex ® Rapid Prep ™ Training. Joe Paquette & Paul Krupa July 2014 http:// www.nortonbeartex.com. New Product Introduction. NEW! Norton Bear-Tex Rapid Prep Range.
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Understanding the Line Norton Bear-Tex®Rapid Prep™ Training Joe Paquette & Paul Krupa July 2014 http://www.nortonbeartex.com
New Product Introduction NEW! Norton Bear-Tex Rapid Prep Range Rapid Prep is the new Norton line of surface conditioning products (SCM). They are comprised of synthetic, non-woven fibers that are bonded to another material in order to give them more body and the appropriate rigidity for the application. This enables them to be used in numerous forms such as belts, quick-change discs, discs, rolls, and specialties. Scrim (hook & loop) and Y-wt. polyester are the bonded backing.
Norton Bear-Tex RapidPrepTrifecta Released Released ReleaseD Rapid Prep LF • Low Flex • Scrim back (Hook/Loop) • Stiffest material • Most durable • Most aggressive • Clean Bond Tech • XC, C, M, F, VF • A/O & Vortex grains • WB, hook/Loop Discs Rapid Prep RF • Regular Flex • Y-wt. Poly back • Heavy duty • Low stretch • Good cut • Clean Bond Tech • C, M, F, VF • Premium A/O grain • Narrow Belt, QC Disc Rapid Prep XF • Extra Flex • Y-wt. Poly back • Most flexible • Low stretch • Good cut • Clean Bond Tech • C, M, F, VF • Premium A/O grain • File Belts Vortex RF & XF coming Q4
Availability by Shape Blue X = First ChoiceBlack X = Alternate Choice
New Technologies Proprietary anti-smear technology for Increased useful lifeand less rework No one else can deliver this benefit! Norton Rapid Prep Surface Conditioning Designs LF: Low Flex – scrim material back: hook & loop discs, quick-change discs, rolls, wide belts, and specialties RF: Regular Flex – cloth back: portable and narrow belts, quick-change discs, rolls, and specialties XF: Extra Flexible – cloth back: file belts, pump sleeves, rolls Proprietary agglomerate grain technology that cuts faster and finishes finer, grit for grit Improves efficiency with eliminated steps!
Easy Product Identification: Grain Type And Grit Size • Industry standard colors by grit size • Vortex products have white swirl of logo on backprintThe quick-change discs have BLUE buttons. (not shown) • A/O products have no backprintThe quick-change discs have BLACK buttons. (shown)
Application Recommendations FLEXIBILITY Least Most DURABILITY LF RF XF Vortex A/O LF RF XF ResistsWear ResistsLoading
Starting Recommendation – By Shape Benefits of Surface Conditioning Material • Remove surface defects • Generate the right finish in one operation • Produce clean, smooth, deburred surfaces • Reduce grind lines in fewer steps than coated abrasive products • Provide a unique combination of good cut, finish, and life • Deliver a consistent, repeatable finish • Replace traditionally-used products such as coated abrasives and wire brushes • Non-rusting, waterproof, resilient, conformable and non-conductive / non-metallic
Starting Recommendations by Machine and Material Bold is 1st choice
Competitive Cross Reference This information is intended only as a guide to a probable starting point from a competitive product. It is not intended to imply that it is an exact crossover. The “end user” should always qualify the product to confirm appropriateness for their exact requirements.
1. Norton Rapid Prep LF Attributes • Available in Vortex® and A/O grains • XC, C, M, F, VF grit range • Recommended for; • Wide belts • Hook & loop discs, quick-change discs, rolls, specialties • Clean Bond Technology™ (no smear) • Stiffest, thickest backing • Excellent for deburring, heavy-duty finishing all metals
Norton Rapid Prep LF - A/O Case Studies– Finishing Aerospace Components • ApplicationFinishing of thrust reverser door panel • Material Aerospace-grade aluminum • Current Machine Pneumatic grinder • Competitive 3" x 1/2" x 1/4" spindle unitized wheel • Product • Norton Product 3-1/2" x 15-1/2" Rapid Prep LF - A/O coarse grit belt • Test Machine Pneumatic in-line expanding drum • Results Rapid Prep belt benefits: • Increased cut (MRR) • Improved surface finish • Decreased cycle time from • 20 minutes to 1 minute
Norton Rapid Prep LF Case Studies– Finishing Aerospace Components Application Blending mismatch and corner break on aluminum spars Machine Right angle grinder Competitive 7" aluminum oxide medium grit surface conditioning discs Product Norton Product 7"Vortex Rapid Prep LF coarse and fine grit discs and Rapid Prep LF - A/O medium grit discs Results Norton Rapid Prep discs resulted in $31K annual abrasive cost savings with longer life and will be used for numerous other applications Application Composite interior finishing at OEM Machine Right angle grinder Competitive 2" aluminum oxide medium grit quick-change discs Product Norton Product 2"Rapid Prep LF - A/O medium grit quick-change discs Results Norton Rapid Prep discs lasted 20% longer, decreasing usage from 80,000 to 64,000 discs/year = $8K annual savings
2. Norton Rapid Prep RF - A/O Attributes • Available in premium A/O grain • C, M, F, VF grit range • Recommended for: • All belts (except file belts) • Quick-change discs, specialties • Clean Bond Technology™ (no smear) • Regular flex, low stretch backing • Excellent for manual backstand, benchstand, and robotic operations • Refining and finishing all metals, where some flexibility is desired
Norton Rapid Prep RF Products • RF Belts • Thinner than RP LF belts • Low stretch material • More conformable • RF Quick-Change Discs • Thinner than RP LF discs • More conformable • New spinweld button fastening process for closer tolerances and concentricity RP- RF RP- LF
Norton Rapid Prep RF Belt Field Test Examples Excellent results on stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum.
Norton Rapid Prep RF - A/O Case Study– Finish Aerospace Components • Application Finishing aerospace latches, hinges, and hardware • Material Carbon steel and cast aluminum • Machine Pedestal grinder 1HP, 1725 RPM 7" contact wheel • Current 2-1/2" x 60"LS A/O medium and very fine Competitive grit surface conditioning belts Products medium grit on steel, very fine on aluminum • Norton Products Rapid Prep RF - A/O medium and fine grit beltsmedium grit on steel, fine on aluminum • Results Rapid Prep belt benefits: • Fewer belt changes • Increased cut (MRR) • Improved surface finish • Decreased cycle time • Norton lasted 2X competition
3. Norton Rapid Prep XF Attributes • Available in premium A/O grain • C, M, F, VF grit range • Recommended for: • File belts • Clean Bond Technology™(no smear) • Most flexible, low stretch backing • Excellent for all Dynafile® and other file belt operations • Refining and finishing all metals where most flexibility is desired. New flexible resin system New premium fast cut A/O grain
Norton Rapid Prep XF- A/O Case Studies̶ Finishing Marine Parts • ApplicationFinishing marine water filtration tanks • Material 304 stainless steel • Current Machine Dynafile II (20,000 RPM, 3/4"contact) • Competitive 3/4" x 18" medium grit A/O SCM Belt • Product • Norton Product 3/4"x 18" Rapid Prep XF- A/O medium grit belt • Results Rapid Prep belt benefits: • Increased life by 30% • Increased cut (MRR) • Equal surface finish • Decreased cycle time by 25%
Norton Rapid Prep XF Belt Field Test Examples Excellent results on stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum & titanium