A key to our success at helping customers excel in manufacturing is working in partnership with an elite group of core suppliers. As your partner in productivity, our goal is to find the best solution for your application. This month we are featuring our Core Supplier Weiler, and a Case Study on a Metal Foundry. In this article, we find out how Weiler Tiger Aluminum Oxide Grinding Wheels helped this customer was able to achieve a 48% reduction in their production cost.
 
Save over 40% on Abrasive Spend

Product: Weiler Tiger 9 x 1/4" Aluminum Oxide (AO) Grinding Wheels
 
Challenge: A Northwest Metal Foundry that manufacturers rock crusher teeth from White  Iron Chrome requires finishing work by grinding away seams, vent tubes, and excess material. White Iron chrome is a very hard material, rated 4 times harder than Carbon steel on the Hardness Brinell (HB) scale.

 
End User Comments:
"Tiger grinding wheels are aggressive
and maintain their grinding edge
hroughout the life of the wheel"
With competitors wheels, 5 operators, grinding 8 hour shifts, 6 days a week used 600 wheels per month. On average, 3 parts were completed per wheel.
 
Solution: After testing several grinding wheels, the foundry converted to Weiler Tiger Aluminum Oxide 9" grinding wheels. By converting to Tiger grinding wheels the foundry was able to finish 5 parts per wheel, saving approximately $1,100 per month. In addition, grinding time was reduced.
 
Result: The metal foundry's consumable abrasives cost went from $2.18 per finished part to $1.15 per finished part, a 48% reduction. 


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Article Resource: Weiler
About JIS;
JIS, Division of Jergens, Inc. is Ohio's largest, most technical industrial distributor of industrial products, representing over 300 of the top manufacturers in the United States. With experienced staff at multiple locations, JIS is able to fully support a variety of applications for customers across the country. JIS is a Premier Autocrib distributor, creating a custom vending solution. The company's website offers online ordering capabilities to customers nationwide. JIS is a division of Jergens, Inc., the leading manufacturer of standard tooling components, fasteners, hoist rings, vises and other work holding equipment.