How to mount a wheel
- Inspect the bonded abrasive wheel carefully for any evidence of damage that may have occurred in transit, handling, storage, or prior use.
- DO NOT mount a bonded abrasive wheel on a machine with the power sourced engaged.
- DO NOT use a bonded abrasive wheel on a machine with an RPM rating that exceeds the maximum speed stated on the bonded abrasive wheel.
- Ensure that the bonded abrasive wheel fits properly on the machine, and the machine is equipped with the appropriate guard for that bonded abrasive wheel, per A.N.S.I. B7-1*
- Verify if flanges are required for use with the particular bonded abrasive wheel.
- If so, check the flanges for wear, debris, burrs, etc. every time a bonded abrasive wheel is mounted.
- Ensure that the flanges are of the proper diameter. Flange diameter must be a minimum of one quarter of the diameter of the bonded abrasive wheel.
- For Type 1 bonded abrasive wheels, ensure that the flanges are of equal diameter.
- For Type 1 bonded abrasive wheels with diameters of 10″ and larger, ensure that a wheel blotter is used on each side of the bonded abrasive wheel, between the flange and the bonded abrasive wheel.
* – Refer to A.N.S.I. Safety Code B7-1 for detailed information on the proper mounting and guarding of bonded abrasive wheels.