Receipt and Storage of Grinding Wheels
Receipt of Grinding Wheels Upon receipt, grinding wheels should be examined to see if they show any signs of damage such as chips, cracks or discoloration. Damaged wheels must NOT be used.
- Do not subject wheels to humidity, water other liquids, freezing temperatures or sudden temperature change.
- Small wheels up to 4" diameter, together with cones, plugs, mounted points and wheels may be stored in suitable bins, drawers or boxes.
- Type 2 cylinder wheels, type 6 straight cup wheels, type 12 dish wheels and type 13 saucer wheels should normally be stacked on flat sides with cushioning material between them.
- Thick rim and hard grade cylinder and straight cup wheels should normally be stored on the periphery.
- Soft grade, straight cup wheels, and all type 11 taper cup wheels should be stored base to base and rim to rim to prevent chipping of edges and cracking of walls.
- Thin plain wheels, such as cutting off wheels or saw sharpening wheels should be stacked on a flat surface of steel, or similar rigid material.
- Other plain or shaped wheels of appreciable thickness are best supported on their periphery in racks. The racks should provide cushioned, two point, cradle support to prevent the wheels from rolling.
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