Abrasive wheel composition and dimensions

The components in the abrasive wheel are the main body and the abrasive coating. The respective main body and the corresponding coating are selected appropriate to the application.
Factors such as centrifugal and grinding forces, heat generation and dissipation in the process, as well as adaptation to the vibration and damping behavior of the machine and workpiece must be taken into consideration when selecting the main body material (aluminum, steel, or ceramic).

The wheel diameter should be selected as large as possible.
At present, ELBE can manufacture wheels in the range from 3? ? 600? mm and offer a continuous coating up to a diameter of 300 mm.
Coatings above this size are usually manufactured in segments.

The abrasive coating varies in terms of coating width (U) and
coating thickness (X).
The width is very important to the performance and productivity of a wheel; it is largely limited by the clamping mechanism and machine, as well as the stability of the workpiece.
For grinding purposes, it is relatively insignificant whether the coating is thick or thin. It simply means how long or often a wheel can be used (number of workpieces per wheel). In heavy wheel consumption, a thicker coating is always more economical.