Meister’s New HPL Wheels Extend HPB Technology!

Intrinsic lubrication delivers faster grinding without burning...

According to Dr. Peter Beyer, Meister Abrasives’ CEO and Chief Technologist, the new HPL super abrasive wheels are a significant extension of the Company’s proprietary HPB (High Performance Bonding Technology).  It departs from conventional approaches to manufacturing wheels with lubricating properties that rely on fillers that can clog the wheel’s pores and are less likely to distribute lubricating properties evenly.

Meister’s NEW HPL Wheels rely on premium grade CBN crystals fixed within a durable, porous, intrinsically lubricated bonding matrix to allow substantially faster grinding of difficult materials without sacrificing quality due to wheel loading and/or part burning.

Applications for the new HPL abrasives technology include:

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) ball nut track

  • Deep bore grinding with limited coolant access, such as fuel injection nozzle components.
  • Blind-end bore grinding such as lash adjusters and tappets.
  • Heavy-stock form-grinding applications such as electronic power steering (EPS) ball-nut tracks.
  • Creep-feed grinding of tool steels and superalloys.
  • High stock removal out-of-round grinding for punches.
  • Any application where the concentration of oil and lubricant are less than ideal or the flow of coolant is impeded, as is the case with deep bores.

Dr. Beyer indicated that R&D for this technology has been going on for about 18 months. He said, “Early adapters in Europe and the United States have tested dozens of application-specific HPL recipes with excellent results. Although the extent of performance improvements varies from application to application, I can say that our customers rarely switch to a new technology for existing production grinding applications if they are not realizing a 25% or better improvement in productivity.”

HPL (High Performance Lubrication) CBN grinding wheels are available for both internal and external grinding with mesh sizes ranging from 60 to 1200.

If you have an application that could benefit from our new HPL wheels, talk to a Meister Applications Engineer

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