Kalamazoo Industries adds abrasive wheel speed calculator to web site
Kalamazoo Industries has added an abrasive wheel speed calculator to its web site to enable users to determine the edge speed (SFPM) of a wheel as it wears down, or to determine the RPM required to achieve a given SFPM for a wheel of a given diameter. Users enter the diameter of the wheel and choose either SFPM or RPM. The result appears in a pop-up window.
Maintaining edge speed is critical to achieving a clean cut without scorching. The target is about 12,000 SFPM for dry cutting and about 8,000 SFPM for wet cutting. Most saws with a given new wheel diameter with deliver these respective speeds. As the wheel wears down, the diameter is reduced, resulting in a slower edge speed. By calculating wheel speed an operator can better determine the life left on the wheel.