Monthly Archive: March 2018

Blotter Size vs. Flange Size- What’s the Rule?

rail saw

The proper use of blotters can aid in preventing wheel breakages. Blotters, by definition, are compressible washers that must be placed between an abrasive wheel and a mounting flange. These blotters are more than just cardboard or paper, but are designed to strict standards for material type, thickness, coefficient of friction, and compressibility. Use only…

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The Do’s and Don’ts for Handling, Storage, and Inspection of Grinding Wheels

Grinding wheel on track

Handle all grinding wheels with care. Remember there is no such thing as an ?unbreakable? grinding wheel. Be safe and follow the attached Do?s and Don?ts for handling, storage and inspection of grinding wheels. Do’s Do check all shipments of grinding wheels for possible damage in transit. Do report any damaged containers or pallets. Do…

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March Featured Supplier of the Month: Norton Abrasives

Our Featured Supplier for the month of March is Norton Abrasives. Our relationship with the abrasive manufacturer goes back to 1981 as we worked together to develop high quality products for the rail industry. This alliance serves the regional, contractor, and class one railroad markets in the United States and Canada, and has allowed us…

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