Lightweight Grinding Wheels


Featuring proprietary high-strength carbon fiber cores, CarbonForce vitrified cBN wheels are 75% lighter than heavier steel-hubbed wheels and provide the safety and performance-enhancing benefits of a precision superabrasive wheel.


This innovative new design reduces labor costs and strain on the operator and often eliminate the need for a crane because they meet most safe lifting weight limits. Wheels have been qualified to run at MOS of 31,496 fpm for wheels with an O.D. greater than 7.9 in.


The perfect combination of a robust, thermally stable, lighter weight core with vibration dampening technologies and an advanced vitrified cBN bond system means CarbonForce wheels require less operator intervention to control part quality. This dynamic combination reduces dressing frequency, while increasing wheel life.


The new Norton wheels provide dramatically reduced cycle times by allowing the operator to mount four CarbonForce wheels vs. one steel rim wheel onto a four-phase cam shaft for simultaneous grinding of all four lobes in one operation. Cycle time, changeovers, dressing frequency and labor costs can all be reduced by up to 75% by changing out all four wheels.


The lightweight design of CarbonForce wheels extends bearing, spindle and overall machine life and reduces power draw and energy consumption for acceleration and deceleration in linear and rotary movement. All wheels are also equipped with a steel bushing to ensure long life of the wheel bore.


All Norton CarbonForce wheels are made-to-order with a maximum diameter of 1,000 mm and a maximum width of 650 mm. Large, complex wheel set designs are available with CarbonForce’s compact, lightweight core.


  • Run Speed: 31,496 fpm
  • Maximum Diameter: 1,000 mm
  • Maximum Width: 650 mm
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