How to Reduce Your Sharpening Cost

HOW TO REDUCE YOUR
SHARPENING COST
When polled, 68% of companies advised they make
purchase decisions in the following order

Cost of the wheel

Life of the wheel

Performance of the wheel

If you purchase wheels based on these
parameters, you could be adding 34%
or more to your cost per part.
How can your diamond wheels
REDUCE your overall grinding cost so much?
Speak to one of our engineers to have them
explain to you what we can do to bring down
your COST PER PART using a tried and tested
formula that applies to all grinding applications.

Improve Your Wheel Performance 10-15%

Improve your wheel performance by 10-15%

 

Typical enhancements to Diamond wheel bonds
improve performance by 10-15% or more.

In a recent survey, 76% of customers are still
using diamond wheels that were developed
3 years ago or longer.

Statistics show that your cost per part
could be as much as 18% higher if the
wheel has not been optimized.

If you have been using the same wheel
specification for more than 18 months,
it is likely that you are not grinding as fast
as you could and your cost per part is
higher than it should be.

Using our proprietary Bond Development
Process ( B.D.P. ), each wheel formulation is
analyzed and enhanced on an 18 month cycle
ensuring wheels are manufactured with the most
technically advanced bond systems available.

You will never be grinding with old technology
with Eagle Wheels.

Reduce Your Grinding Costs

reducing YOUR grinding costs

The average cost of abrasives and
cutting tools in most businesses only accounts
for about 3% of manufacturing budgets. In the
pie chart below, we have broken down one
of our customer’s annual costs. As you will
notice, the impact of the price of the wheel
or increased wheel life yields insignificant
savings. The true savings can be found with a
wheel that increases stock removal rates and
productivity.

The production ability of the wheel is by far
more important than the cost of the wheel.
While the life of the wheel matters, because it
is an investment, having a wheel that removes
more material and produces more tools provides a much greater benefit. At Eagle
Superabrasives our aim is to build wheels
that can increase your production. Instead of
having a wheel that is five percent cheaper
or last twenty percent longer, having a wheel
made that grinds more saw blades per hour or
sharpens more cutters per hour will actually
produce more profit in the long run.

 

Cost Per Part

Decreasing Price
of abrasives

30% Discount
on Wheel

Reduces Cost per part
less than 1%

Increasing the Life
of abrasives

50% Increase
in wheel life

Reduces Cost per part
less than 1%

Increasing Overall
PRODUCTIVITY
of abrasive

18% decrease
in cycle time
per part

Reduces Total Cost
per part by
more than 14%

As the table above shows, the greatest way to
increase profits and productivity is to produce
a wheel that can grind faster and remove
more material. Eagle Superabrasives does
this by manufacturing custom wheels that are
designed with performance in mind. Whether
it be our CBN, CDX or Diamond wheels, we
have the wheels capable of increasing overall
productivity. Our proprietary wheel bonds
have been developed in house by our chemist
and engineers to allow higher feed rates and
maintain good surface finish, while remaining
competitively priced.
If you’re ready to increase cost and
productivity or just discuss how we can
build a more productive wheel for your
business, give us a call! Our friendly
and expert staff are knowledgeable and
eager to help!