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TYROLIT: REVERSE, the ultimate grinding solution

Laminated glass grinding is a widespread application in the construction of architectural and structural façades. The need to regularly stop grinding machines to remove the built up plastic waste during the processing of laminated glass can, however, present a problem. Tyrolit shows us how it has solved this problem with, it says, the ‘ultimate’ solution – REVERSE.

Tyrolit has developed the ultimate solution to process laminated glass in an effective way, by equally reducing stress to the tool and the work piece.
To solve problems concerning tool and the work piece stress, which make processes less effective, Tyrolit product specialists have developed a wheel with a new concept and named it REVERSE.

The wheel features different slots angled in opposite directions – hence the name REVERSE – which are designed to break plastic waste into small fragments that can be easily drained away from the grinding area.
The regular and effective removal of plastic fragments has significant positive effects also on the diamond band of the grinding wheel. Once free of processing waste the wheels work with no overheating. This is an essential condition to obtain an enhanced finishing quality of the edge. It also reduces deformation and wear of diamond wheels, thus improving diamond tool life up to 30 per cent. Moreover, the new REVERSE wheels allow a 20 per cent faster working speed compared to the standard wheels.
Users working with laminated glass every day, will benefit not only from the faster working speeds, but also from the removal of the tedious resetting processes previously caused by machine stoppages.


All REVERSE diamond wheels – patent pending – are produced in Thiene, Italy where the global headquarter of Tyrolit’s Quartz Industries division is located. Quartz Industries provides tools and solutions for the stone, glass and ceramic industries.
Tyrolit is well-known as a leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for grinding and drilling for both architectural and automotive glass. All the glass processing tools are 100 per cent designed in Italy by the R&D department and carefully developed by the technical department to meet specific customers’ needs worldwide.
Over the last decades, Tyrolit has expanded its range of products for the architectural and furniture glass industry. This comprehensive range includes a wide assortment of tools for edge processing, milling cutters and core drills for both float and laminated glass. The applications range from double edging to vertical and horizontal CNC machines – just to mention a few. Moreover, Tyrolit is able to produce tailor-made and special products for specific needs.

The Tyrolit Group
Tyrolit is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grinding and dressing tools as well as a system provider for the construction industry. Headquartered in Schwaz (Austria), the family-owned business combines the strengths of being a part of the dynamic Swarovski Group with over a century’s worth of individual corporate and technological experience.

Tyrolit Vincent Srl

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