The usage time of a grinding wheel depends on several factors such as the material being ground, the hardness of the wheel, the speed of the grinder, the pressure applied during grinding, and the cooling method used.
Here are the general steps to estimate the usage time of a grinding wheel:
Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for the maximum usage time of the wheel.
Inspect the abrasive wheel for any visible damage, such as cracks or chips, before use. Do not use a damaged wheel.
Determine the speed of the grinder and the pressure that will be applied during grinding. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for optimal speed and pressure.
Start using the abrasive wheel and monitor its performance. If the wheel starts to slow down, becomes dull, or produces excessive heat, it may be time to replace it.
As a general rule of thumb, grinding wheels should be replaced after 100 hours of use or when they have lost 1/4 inch of their original diameter.
Keep track of the usage time of the grinding wheel and replace it as necessary.
Remember to always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and guidelines for safe use and replacement of grinding wheels. It’s also important to use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and gloves, when using grinding equipment.