Weiler Abrasives recently announced the next evolution of abrasives — Tiger 2.0 zirconia alumina and aluminum oxide cutting, grinding and combo wheels. Designed for demanding metal fabrication industries like shipbuilding, pressure vessel and heavy equipment fabrication, these abrasives help cut through inefficiencies, safety issues and labor shortages that prevent companies from doing their best work.
“We understand that our customers’ production environments are ever-changing and many are challenged with doing more work with less labor. We listened to their feedback to determine what they want and need in their abrasives,” said Tony Hufford, category manager – Metal Fabrication at Weiler Abrasives. “The result is wheels that offer fast cut-rates with extended life that we developed through countless hours of trials and validation to provide the best product to market.”
In addition to offering fast cutting speed, Tiger 2.0 wheels last up to 40 percent longer to increase efficiency in operations’ cutting and grinding applications. The wheels feature an award-winning blotter design that includes a patent-pending Optimum Use Line. The line is a visual indicator that helps the operator use the wheel to its full life. This innovation reduces changeovers, allowing for greater productivity while also reducing waste and abrasive spend. In some cases, users experience three times more efficiency than with their previous abrasives.
Tiger 2.0 grinding wheels feature anti-chipping technology, an advanced bond formulation that reduces uneven edge wear and chipping to improve safety and the user experience and extend wheel life.
Tiger 2.0 wheels are available in Type 1, Type 27 and Type 28 options. These wheels range in size from 4 to 9 inches and are intended for use on portable angle grinders.