Railroad industry professionals understand that maintenance of way (MOW) is endless labor, particularly when it comes to maintaining the rail itself. Though rail steel is tough, it inevitably succumbs to the stress it endures. Obviously, this creates a need for repairs and maintenance.
To avoid a shortened service life or even derailment, workers often reprofile sections of track with the help of grinding stone wheels for sale from trusted sources. Grinding stones can serve a wide range of functions in MOW, from removing potentially hazardous corrugations to optimizing rail profiles. Most notably as they relate to welding, grinding stones assist in the production of continuous welded rail and ensure the rail profile in correct.
This is especially useful considering continuous welded rail (CWR) is the ultimate goal of track production; grinding stones are precisely what makes that possible, which is why Industry-Railway Suppliers is proud to offer high quality grinding stone wheels for sale.
Our Norton grinding wheels are available in a variety of abrasive grain types and bonds to increase grinding performance and improve wheel life. The stones are specifically designed for railroad track applications for an optimum cost/performance balance and value, and you can rest assured that the quality will be uncompromising no matter which grinding stone you select.
At Industry-Railway Suppliers, we know what it takes to equip railroad professionals with all the tools they need to complete new production of track as well as repairs because we have been doing it since 1966. We understand the importance of grinding stones, such as Norton grinding discs and more, that provide a flush, seamless weld for optimal track performance, so thats exactly what we supply. No matter how precise your project needs are, you can trust that Industry-Railway Suppliers has grinding disc offerings to meet your specifications.
The PlanarMet 300 bench top planar grinding machine utilizes a fixed abrasive stone for rapid sample grinding and accommodates specimen holders up to 7in [178mm] in diameter. View Video
To some, it may seem that once a section of track is laid, the hard work when it comes to a railway is done. At Industry-Railway Suppliers, we know that maintenance of way (MOW) requires continuous upkeep.
Rail steel endures significant stress; if the deterioration to the track caused by that stress isnt properly addressed, it can lead to a significantly shortened service life, and even potential derailments.
Given whats at stake, its no wonder that rail grindingthe process of resurfacing or shaping rails through abrasionhas been integrated into industry best practices for decades, making grinding wheels and stones an important component in any maintenance of way program.
Grinding wheels are often fitted to a rail grinder machine, or they can be affixed to hydraulic, gas or cordless grinders. In any case, they aim to improve a rails profile and surface during wheel-rail contact. Grinding is a highly effective form of maintenance that leaves railways significantly safer. Modern technology even aims to grind rails in such a way that vibrations and noise can be reduced.
Both railroad workers safety and companies investments (freight companies invest billions in MOW projects every year) are riding on the quality of grinding equipment used on a project, and thats why Industry-Railway Suppliers is proud to offer Norton Grinding Wheels for sale. Norton is a global leader in advanced abrasive technology.
IRS is committed to providing the very best technology available because we know what it takes to achieve long-term success in this field; weve been providing tools of the trade to railway professionals since 1966, and we plan to continue providing superior products with outstanding service for many years to come.