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Weldcote Offers New High-Quality Slitter INOX-Prime Grinder Wheels for Precise and Quick Cutting

New Slitter Wheels offer excellent cutting speeds per cut with minimal burr and smoother finish.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA – December 2019 – Weldcote, a division of Zika Group, introduces its new, high-quality Slitter INOX-Prime grinder wheels that offer excellent cutting speeds per cut with minimal burr and a smooth finish.

Weldcote Slitter wheels are available in 4-1/2-inch and 6-inch sizes with a standard 7/8-inch arbor hole. Designed for precise and quick cutting on high-quality steel, these thin abrasive wheels constructed of high-quality, mono-crystallized grain are manufactured in Germany using a patented manufacturing process.

“Due to the world-class, patented German manufacturing process, these new slitter wheels that we offer are the highest quality, contaminate-free wheels on the market,” said Joe O’Mera, CEO of Weldcote. “Our Slitter wheels provide a precise and quick cut.”

Ideal for applications on carbon-based steels and stainless steel, Weldcote Slitter wheels are contaminant free and offer excellent work finish without altering the work surface. They are ideal for use in aeronautical, nuclear and food industries.

U.S.-Made Korner Premium Flap Discs Available in Zirconia and Ceramic from Weldcote

Premium Korner flap discs allow users to grind aggressively in corners and other tight spaces.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA – November 2019 – U.S.-made, premium, right-angle, Korner zirconia and ceramic flap discs are now available from Weldcote, a division of Zika Group.

The flap discs feature a unique design where the abrasive material wraps over the edge of the flap disc, allowing the user to grind aggressively into corners and other areas that are tight fits, including fillet welds.

Weldcote Korner flap discs are available in both high-quality zirconia and ceramic grains that promote fast metal removal. With a poly-cotton backing for superior flexibility, the zirconia Z-PRIME version is available in 4-1/2-, 5-, 7-inch sizes and in grits ranging from 36 to 80. The ceramic C-PRIME version, featuring a strong, polyester backing for longer life, is available in 4-1/2-inches and in grits ranging from 36 to 80.

Both flap disc materials are offered with a patented 5/8-11-inch built-in hub and with a standard 7/8-inch arbor hole and both feature a compressed shape that was developed to increase product life and reduce inventory costs for the end user.

Smaller, 2- and 3-inch size mini roll-on versions of the Z-PRIME zirconia flap discs are also available in six grits of each size, ranging from 36 to 120.

“The design of our line of Korner premium zirconia flap discs has key advantages for end users, including enabling them to grind aggressively in corners and tight spaces,” said Joe O’Mera, CEO of Weldcote. “Our roll-on versions of Korner Z-PRIME flap discs will outlast competing quick change discs by up to 6 to 1.”

Ideal for applications on carbon-based steels and stainless steel, Weldcote Korner flap discs are lightweight and easy to control, which results in less gouging of metal material.

Weldcote Offers New, Quick-Change, Ceramic C-PRIME Discs

U.S.-made line of high-quality, quick-change ceramic discs provides higher metal removal rates at faster cutting speeds.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA – October 2019 – Weldcote, a division of Zika Group, offers its new lines of Quick-Change, Roll-On and Turn-On ceramic C-PRIME discs for applications on steel, stainless steel, ferrous and nonferrous metals.

Used for finishing, grinding, deburring and blending applications, Weldcote’s high-quality Quick-Change, Roll-On, ceramic C-PRIME discs are manufactured of an improved ceramic grain structure that is available in seven grits ranging from 24 to 120 in its two-inch size disc and six grits ranging from 24 to 120 in its three-inch size disc. Its Quick-Change, Turn-On, ceramic C-Prime discs are available in six grits ranging from 36 to 120 in its two-inch size disc and three grits ranging from 36 to 80 in its three-inch size disc.

Using an improved manufacturing technology, Weldcote has developed a proprietary ceramic abrasive grain with a finer crystalized structure that offers longer life, more aggressive grains and improved self-sharpening features when compared to traditional ceramic products. The ceramic grain improvements provide higher metal removal rates at faster cutting speeds with lower grinding temperatures and less friction.

“Our new Quick-Change ceramic discs provide users with longer life and a higher rate of material removal,” said Joe O’Mera, CEO of Weldcote. “The coated discs, which can be quickly and conveniently changed out, are constructed entirely in the U.S. with a proprietary new material that provides more aggressive performance.”

The new Weldcote Quick-Change, Coated, Roll-On and Turn-On ceramic discs eliminate the need for installation tools due to their twist-on-and-off attaching systems, which allows for rapid disc change and maximizes productivity by minimizing downtime.

The line is entirely made in the U.S., from design and lamination, to its die-cut and spin-weld processes.

Weldcote Offers ALU-PRIME Line of Premium Aluminum Flap Discs

Designed for aluminum, other nonferrous metals and blending stainless steel, U.S.-made line of high-quality aluminum flap discs is longer lasting and helps prevent material loading.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA – September 2019 – Weldcote, a division of Zika Group, offers its line of ALU-PRIME premium flap discs for applications on aluminum, other nonferrous metals and blending stainless steel.

Offering high value-to-price performance, Weldcote’s ALU-PRIME flap disc design allows the discs to work longer and more effectively before needing to be changed out. A second-tier calcium stearate reduces material buildup between grains, helping to prevent the aluminum from loading. The flap discs also allow the end-user to keep the work material cooler.

Weldcote’s ALU-PRIME premium flap discs are manufactured of high-quality aluminum grain available with grits of 36 and 60 and feature a tough, heat-treated, polyester backing. The ALU-PRIME flap discs are offered in 4 1/2″, 5″ and 7″ sizes, in a compressed profile design that was developed to increase product life and reduce inventory costs for end-users.

“Our proprietary flap disc design, combined with our innovative manufacturing equipment, gives our ALU-PRIME flap disc longer life at a great value,” said Joe O’Mera, CEO of Weldcote. “It’s constructed with calcium stearate to reduce material buildup and delay material loading.“

U.S.-Made Premium Trimmable Flap Discs Available from Weldcote

Trimmable flap discs allow operators to use discs longer, increasing life of product by up to 65 percent.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA – July 2019 – U.S.-made, premium trimmable flap discs are now available from Weldcote, a division of Zika Group.

The ability to trim the back plate on flap discs allows operators to use the discs for a longer period of time, increasing disc life by up to 65 percent. Constructed of nylon 6, the backing is durable, yet trimmable, and much more comfortable to work with than hard plastic. The backing also provides excellent flexibility, making it ideal for applications with corners.

Weldcote’s trimmable flap discs are available in 4 ½-, 5- and 6-inch sizes, in both high-quality C-PRIME ceramic grain and high-quality Z-PRIME zirconia grain that promote fast metal removal. Both flap disc materials are offered with a patented 5/8-11-inch built-in hub and with a standard 7/8-inch arbor hole and both feature a compressed shape that was developed to increase product life and reduce inventory costs for the end user.

“Our line of trimmable flap discs has some key advantages for end users,” said Joe O’Mera, CEO of Weldcote. “The nylon 6 backing, in particular, is more comfortable to work with and more durable than other flap discs, and our patented built-in hub contributes to the cost effectiveness.”

Ideal for applications on carbon-based steels and stainless steel, Weldcote trimmable flap discs are light weight and easy to control, which results in less gouging of the metal material.

Weldcote Announces C-PRIME and C-PRIME PLUS Line of Ceramic Flap Discs

U.S.-made line of flap discs an industry-first, poly-cotton backing with high-quality ceramic grain for strength and flexibility.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA – February  2019 –  Weldcote Metals, a division of Zika Group, introduced its line of C-PRIME and C-PRIME PLUS ceramic flap discs.

Weldcote’s C-PRIME flap discs feature strong polyester backing for aggressive grinding applications that do not require excessive flexibility. The C-PRIME PLUS flap discs feature an industry-first, poly-cotton backing with high-quality ceramic grain, which provides excellent stretch and flexibility while adding enough strength to maximize the aggressive cutting points of ceramic grain.

The ceramic grains in Weldcote’s line of flap discs contain a grinding aid for cooler running temperatures, which reduces the risk of discoloration and heat-induced deformations of the final workpiece. These ceramic grains are also self-sharpening, which allow them to be used for longer periods of time than similar flap discs on the market. The C-PRIME flap discs are available in 4 1/2″and 7″ sizes, and the C-PRIME PLUS flap discs are available in 4 1/2″, 5″ and 6″ sizes.

“The C-PRIME PLUS flap discs feature a proprietary compressed design that gives the user a tough edge, increased performance, and 50 to 60 percent higher stock removal rates over standard ceramic flap discs,” said Joe O’Mera, CEO of Weldcote. “These increased removal rates can provide significant savings and increased productivity for our customers in the field.”