The expansion of the Master range of cut-off wheels allows the company to offer better suited cut-off wheels to markets such as the foundry industry.

Previously the Master range has included cut-off wheels up to 300mm in diameter. Now the range includes reinforced and non-reinforced wheels all the way up to 1700mm.

Paul Batson, managing director, said: “There has been a gap in the Master product offering in when it comes to both hot pressed wheels and larger cut-off wheels. This addition to the range provides our customers a more complete range of abrasive consumables from our economical range."

The hot pressed Master cut-off wheels are designed to provide efficient cutting of gates and risers in the foundry industry. These wheels are reinforced and they provide outstanding performance for most foundry cut-off applications but are exceptionally productive for the cutting of large gates and risers where heavy feed pressures or heat build-up within the cut make cold pressed wheels unsuitable.

The wheels have rilled sides for cool, free-cutting action providing less operator fatigue and more cuts per hour. High-strength fiberglass is moulded into the wheels offering high resistance to breakage. The new hot pressed straight and depressed centre wheels are available for swing-frame and chop-stroke machines, with diameters ranging from 406.4 to 762 millimetres.

The new Master cut-off wheels are also available in Poland, mainland Europe and Mexico from Master Abrasives’ sister companies, and through the company’s distributors throughout the rest of the world.