A customer who is a manufacturer of air compressors and pneumatic tools, was using a competitor abrasive for a WMW machine. This abrasive was a gear with a wheel life of 16 gears, with a surface finishing of 0.6 uRa Max. The material removal was 0.4 to 0.5 mm, and taken single cut 10 to 20 Micron.
We recommended our Topline gear with the same features. However, during the trial wheel cutting action, dressing frequency and surface finishing was satisfactory but the wheel life of Topline was 9.3% lesser, compared to the competitor. Therefore, according to the customer’s needs, we modified the rim and back thickness for future supplies.
The customer was satisfied with the wheel life of Topline, due to our modifications and placed a large order of the same product.