Reverse forward

Tyrolit’s Reverse wheel for grinding laminated glass, keeps the work area free of plastic waste.

Laminated glass grinding is a widespread application in the construction of architectural and structural facades. The need to regularly stop grinding machines to remove the built-up plastic waste during the processing of laminated glass can, however, present a problem, the company said.

To solve these problems, which make processes less effective, Tyrolit developed a wheel that features different slots angled in opposite directions (hence the name Reverse), which are designed to break plastic waste into small fragments that can be easily extracted from the grinding area.

The regular and effective removal of plastic fragments also has positive effects on the diamond band of the grinding wheel. Once free of processing waste the wheels work with no overheating. This is an essential condition to obtain an enhanced finishing quality of the edge. It also reduces deformation and wear of diamond wheels, thus improving diamond tool life up to 30%. Moreover, the new Reverse wheels allow a 20% faster working speed compared to the standard wheels.

“Users, who are working with laminated glass every day, will benefit not only from the faster working speeds, but also from the removal of the tedious resetting processes previously caused by machine stoppages,” Tyrolit said.