Walter Surface Technologies unveils ZIP+ XTRA,
the new cutting wheel for heavy duty steel and stainless steel applications

May 26, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies introduces ZIP+ XTRA, a new cutting wheel specifically designed to easily cut through steel or stainless steel in heavy duty applications.

The cutting wheel is a new addition to Walter’s ZIP line family of cutting wheels and replaces the existing ZIP+ due to increased performance while keeping the same value. The ZIP+ XTRA features Walter’s exclusive, patented rib design to reduce friction on the surface for faster and cooler cutting. It is 1/16” thick, which allows it to last longer, and cut through heavy duty applications with safety and precision. With these added features, this new cutting wheel is the ideal solution for metal fabricators, manufacturers and contractors who are looking for a fast, smooth and efficient cut for their most demanding applications.

The ZIP+ XTRA comes in Walter’s exclusive protective packaging designed to preserve the wheel’s physical properties until ready for use so that performance and safety are kept at the highest standards possible.

Through extensive laboratory test, ZIP+ XTRA was found to provide the most amounts of cuts than other comparable cutting wheels on the market. That is because the ZIP+ XTRA is designed with a new formulation of zirconium grains that are more durable against the toughest materials.

“The product is called ZIP+ XTRA because we wanted to emphasize that this cutting wheel is extra safe, extra strong and extra tough”, said Marc Brunet-Gagne, Product Manager at Walter Surface Technologies. “With this new formulation, we are able to produce a product that can cut through the most demanding cutting applications with ease and therefore reduce costs associated with wheel changeover as well as costs related to the amount of wheels used throughout the year. In addition, the ZIP+XTRA produce less dust when compared to other competitive wheels, making this wheel a safer solution for workers and the work environment.”

The ZIP+ XTRA is available now in 4 ½” and 5” diameters.

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About Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metal working industry. From high performance abrasives, power tools and tooling to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the company is established in 7 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. International headquarters is in Montreal and US headquarters is located in Windsor, Connecticut. Key certification and awards include ISO 9001: 2008, Wall Street Journal Award; Deutscher Material Preiz; American Eagle Award; CleanTech Cleaning Technology Award.