Among our Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Belts, the Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Low Stretch Belt falls right in the middle in terms of its durability and flexibility. Its moderate strength makes it versatile and useful in many sequences — cutting aggressively without marring the substrate.
Designed for cleaning, finishing and light deburring
Given that the Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Low Stretch Belt balances durability with flexibility, it's a good match for cleaning, finishing and light deburring applications. It performs best on steel and stainless steel, carbon, titanium and nickel alloys, but it may also be used on aluminum, copper, brass and soft, non-ferrous metals. We offer the Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Low Stretch Belt in many variations, so operators can find the right belt for their unique project.
Minerals, Grades and Belt Types
We engineer the Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Low Stretch Belt using aluminum oxide and silicon carbide minerals. Combinations include: aluminum oxide medium (A MED), aluminum oxide very fine (A VFN), aluminum oxide coarse (A CRS), silicon carbide medium (S MED), silicon carbide super fine (S SFN), silicon carbide very fine (S VFN). Aluminum oxide cuts softer but lasts longer than silicon carbide. It's a good mineral for projects where a soft scratch is desirable — perhaps on softer metals or workpieces where gouging and undercutting are a primary concern.
Conversely, silicon carbide is a good match for projects where a coarser, more aggressive cut is desired. Moving along the spectrum of grades, choose a fine grade for finer finishes and medium or coarse grades for coarser finishes. Our Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Low Stretch Belt is intended for use in "low stretch" applications when a standard scrim belt is stretching on the machine or when less conformability is desired. The low-stretch belt is resistant to wear and sharp edges — rendering it useful in a variety of industries, from transportation to metal fabrication.
The belt is available in different types: file, narrow, portable, pump sleeve and wide & flat finishing. Operators should consider tools, surface area, contours and dimensions of a workpiece when choosing a belt. Narrow belts, for example, are commonly used in benchstand and backstand applications. Pump sleeves, on the other hand, are fitted around expander wheels and used for finishing large equipment that cannot be moved.
The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives
Nonwoven technology makes Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.
Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Belts
Overall, operators choose Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Belts for cleaning, finishing, blending and deburring. The non-woven material combined with abrasive grain is an ideal way to add a great finish or remove burrs while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece. Trust Scotch-Brite™ Belts to deliver fantastic finishes.