z-web quick-lok discs

Z-WEB Surface Conditioning Quick-Lok Discs: Product Spotlight

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Surface Conditioning Quick Change Discs are designed with an extremely fast abrasive action and long life in blending, light deburring, and light stock removal applications. Our Surface Conditioning Quick-Lok discs material is from our Z-WEB® brand. Z-WEB products are made in the USA and feature a non-woven, three-dimensional design for high performance applications on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and exotic alloys.

Our Surface Conditioning Quick Change Discs are suitable for applications on mild steel, stainless steel, titanium, and alloys. The Surface Conditioning Quick Change Discs can also come prepared in a Performance Coating, thus increasing the cut rate and extending product life by reducing heat transfer. For more information on our different options, check out the products page, and check out a case study below where our MED grade discs helped an aerospace manufacturer with their bottom line.

The open backing structure for our Surface Conditioning Quick Change Discs are custom designed for conversion of hook and loop discs as well. The high stock removal rate and fast cutting action is best for aggressive finishing applications. The structure is also extremely resistant to loading.

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Getting the Most Out of our Product

Undersize Holder

Over 95% of Quick Change disc sales are for 2” or 3” discs. We recommend using a 2” disc with a 2” holder. However it is common practice to use an undersized holder such as a 1” or 1½” holder with a 2” disc to enable the disc to flex and contour around the workpiece for our Quick Change Discs.

Hardness of Holder

Some methods to change the flexibility of the discs are slotted edges, multiple plies of backing, and variable stiffness backing where the edges are designed to be more flexible than the center. Our Surface Conditioning Discs are available in CRS, MED, FIN, VFN, and S UFN.

Choice of Backing

ARC typically uses 0.8mm fiberboard as the standard Maxbak backing, ARC also has a lighter, more flexible backing as a on the AO/X+ Flexible discs, and our Surface Conditioning Quick-Lok Discs provide perfect flexibility for fitting on a backing. For increased rigidity, ARC has a line of “Resin Fiber Disc” Quick-Loks available in aluminum oxide and zirconia.

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