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New Norton Red Heat Abrasive Belts and Discs Deliver Faster Cut Rate, Fewer Changeovers and Long Product Life.

Nortan | Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, has introduced the Norton Red Heat R983 product line of abrasive belts and discs that provides optimum resistance to wear with sharp cutting capabilities of a ceramic grain that defies premature dulling and ensures fast, efficient cutting.

The Red Heat R983 family of products features a "supersize" grinding aid lubricant that saves significant time changing over from slower-grinding, fast-wearing discs and belts. Red Heat decreases production time and cuts up to 40% faster than competitive products, increasing profitability.

Designed for grinding and polishing of Inconel, stainless steel, carbon steel and other metals, the Red Heat R983 suite of products includes flap discs and quick-change discs that are ideal for a broad range of applications in markets such as welding, MRO, transportation and aerospace. Red Heat also comprises a line of belts extremely well-suited for MRO, medical, aerospace, foundry, welding and transportation.

Due to the enhanced grain/bond adhesion, Red Heat products require less pressure that produces reduced operator fatigue, a cooler cut and quality finishes.  Red Heat's unique weave of Norton's new fiery-red Y-Plus weight and an engineered backing creates a greater surface area, allowing more adhesion points for maximum grain retention and less grain shed and edge wear, so belts and discs last longer and won't split, rip or stretch.

In addition, Red Heat has been designed to be more environmentally-stable with all performance-inhibiting dies and higher formaldehyde levels removed.

Norton Red Heat gets the job done right the first time and with a faster rate cut and increased throughput.  This product line allows you to work smarter not harder.

John Benkoczy, Senior Product Manager, Norton | Saint-Gobain

Norton Red Heat R983 Flap Discs are available in three shapes: type 23 conical fiberglass back; type 27 flat quick-trim plastic back, and type 29 conical high density fiberglass back, in sizes ranging from 4" x 5/8" up to 7" x 7/8".

Norton Red Heat R983 Quick-Change Discs offer tool-free, twist on-and-off fastening systems that make quick work of disc changes, minimizing downtime.  They are available in TS (Type II) and TR (Type II) in sizes ranging from 1-1/2" to 3".

Norton Red Heat R983 Belts are offered in a wide range of configurations that include file, portable, benchstand, backstand and wide belts, in lengths that range from 11" to 700," stand widths from 1/8" to 52" and grit sizes from P36 - P120. All Norton Red Heat belts are made to the user's exact requirements.

To learn more about the Red Heat R983 product line, click here

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