December 6, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Xcavator with Comfort Max technology, a uniquely engineered grinding wheel that reduces grinding time while increasing operator comfort and overall plant productivity in industrial metalworking applications.

The Xcavator integrates the latest advancements in Type 27 depressed centre grinding wheels. By incorporating Comfort Max technology at the hub of the wheel, it helps minimize vibration and provides operators with more comfortable, ergonomic working conditions, without sacrificing performance and safety.

“Grinding is one of the toughest, most demanding tasks in the metalworking industry because of the excessive noise, dust and vibration,” says Marc Brunet-Gagné, product manager of bonded abrasives at Walter Surface Technologies in Pointe-Claire, Que. “With Comfort Max technology, the new Xcavator reduces operating vibrations by up to 15 per cent when compared to its predecessor. This allows for a smoother, more comfortable grinding experience, which helps to reduce fatigue and vibration-induced pain in the hands and arms of the operator — all without sacrificing performance.”

Tested on some of the world’s hardest metals — including tungsten carbide and tempered steel — the Xcavator helps ensure optimal power transfer from operator to working surface. It also features Walter’s UHR (ultra-high removal) multi-layer manufacturing technology to prevent edge flaking, keeping the wheel symmetrically round for added safety and longer life.