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Professionals Beware: Use Your Abrasive Belts Safely

A Safety Guide for Operators on How to Grind Safely with Abrasive Belts

  • 19 December 2016
  • Author: FEPA
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Professionals Beware: Use Your Abrasive Belts Safely
Paris, France - Abrasive belts, used in various industries, can be dangerous and cause serious injuries to workers and end-users, especially in cases of misuse or operator error. According to safety experts in the abrasives industry, the overwhelming majority of actual accidents are due to operators failing to conceptualize the dangers that come with using abrasive products, as well as to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. Typical mistakes include but are not limited to: (1) assembly and tool tightening, (2) storage conditions, or (3) extreme and inappropriate use of abrasive tools or machines.

EN 13743 Revision - “Safety Requirements for Coated Abrasives” Voted By CEN

The New Standard Voted by CEN

  • 13 October 2016
  • Author: FEPA
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EN 13743 Revision - “Safety Requirements for Coated Abrasives” Voted By CEN

Paris, France - The revision of the EN 13743 was approved today by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). The changes concern mainly:

  1. The opening of the scope to abrasives coated with diamond and cBN grains and combination of coated and non-woven abrasives
  2. Modifications in table 5: dimensional limitations and maximum operating speeds
  3. The inclusion of sanding discs to different backing materials (not only fibre discs)
  4. Editorial amendments and standard and bibliographical references
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