The Rubberhog Customer Service team will review the Design Center information you provide. From the information you have submitted, a manufacturing drawing will be made, which will be forwarded to you for approval. If there are any concerns or questions about your information, we will contact you for clarification before creating the manufacturing drawing.
Because there are many factors involved in the choices involved in wheel selection, please feel free to contact us for assistance at any stage of the process. When you call or email for assistance, it is extremely helpful to have a few facts pre-established about your situation and requirements. This leads to generating the optimum recommendation, in the least amount of time. Very helpful items of information are:
The application for the rollers (offset printing, steel mill, plastic or foil lamination, etc.). The types of rubber used and the range of Shore “A” hardness (“Durometer”). Whether the rollers are newly-covered or are used rollers that are only being re-ground. The size of the rollers, and the amount of material usually removed by grinding. The size of the grinding wheel (please see the fill-in-the-blanks drawing from the “Design Center” for the most important dimensional factors). The rotational speed (RPM) of the grinding wheel. The surface finish (Ra) required. Whether the rollers are usually polished after grinding.
The Rubberhog Design Center forms are organized by Single-Grit, Dual-Grit, and Triple-Grit options. You need only fill in the blank dimensions, and select the coating or coating combination you want. Each form is accompanied by a chart which shows common coating selections for popular applications.
In addition to the Design Center forms for the three styles of traverse-grinding wheels, there are also forms for some common specialized wheel designs for plunge-grinding of grooves in rollers and belts.