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Flexovit Releases O.T.G. Abrasive Wheels

Flexovit USA has introduced O.T.G. – OFF THE GRID abrasive wheels designed specifically for cordless power tools. The new OFF THE GRID line includes O.T.G. depressed center grinding wheels, RAZORBLADE O.T.G. depressed center cutoff wheels, and ZIRC O.T.G. zirconia flap discs.

O.T.G. – OFF THE GRID abrasive products extend cordless tool runtime by 30% to 80% before requiring a recharge, compared to conventional abrasive wheels. The patent pending formulation and design delivers high metal removal rates comparable to Flexovit’s high productivity grinding and cutting wheels, while optimizing the available power.

O.T.G. – OFF THE GRID products will increase productivity and reduce battery change downtime on all metalworking and fabricating jobs where a cordless angle grinder/sander is the tool of choice.

Flexovit Celebrates 40 Years of Manufacturing in the USA

“Since making our first grinding wheel in July 1977, Flexovit has followed a course of continuous quality improvement and manufacturing innovation,” says Pierre Hawkins, Director of Sales and Marketing. “This year we are proudly putting the finishing touches on one of the most advanced grinding wheel factories anywhere in the world, right here in the United States.”

The company manufactures abrasive grinding and cutting wheels as well as flap discs at the plant in Angola NY. Flexovit USA markets an array of bonded & coated abrasives, non-woven abrasives, carbide burs, wire brushes, and construction diamond blades. Flexovit operates four distribution centers in the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering same-day delivery to authorized distributors throughout North America.

In 1995 Flexovit was the first American grinding wheel manufacturer to achieve ISO Quality Certification, and is currently working towards the latest ISO 9001 standard.

“Flexovit has overcome its share of challenges,” notes Hawkins acknowledging the hard work and expertise of a dedicated team of employees. As to the future, he relates, “Flexovit is very confident that that the combination of continuous quality and process improvement, a focus on the customer as partner, and the diligence of our exceptional workforce will result in growth for years to come, right here in Western New York State.”

For further information please contact Flexovit USA, Inc. at 1-800-689-3539.

Flexovit marks its 40th anniversary this year. Here’s how its facility appeared in the 1970s.