Polishing can be a dangerous occupation, and extreme care should be used when operating any Flap Wheel. If a wheel should disengage during use, it could cause serious injury to any unprotected body parts.
Improper use of running flanges can cause a Flap Wheel to disengage and cause injury.
All Flap Wheels must be run with a proper sized pair of running flanges. One running flange on each side of the Flap Wheel.
DO NOT USE RUNNING FLANGES THAT ARE TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG!
Running flanges should be the same size as the Flap Wheel center flange. Flap Wheel center flanges are either 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 8" or 10" in diameter.
Be sure that running flanges meet OSHA standards. Heavy duty bell type running flanges are available from Schaffner Manufacturing.
Prior to installation examine product for defects.
Arrows on side of the Flap Wheel should point in the direction of spindle rotation.
Excessive or unusual vibration would indicate the need for corrective action. Shut the machine down immediately, determine the cause and correct the situation.
Always use protective glasses and or face shields as recommended in ANSI Standard Z87.1 flange.
If you have any questions concerning the overall safety of a particular application consult your foreman or your safety department.