All Lampiflex products are designed according to the European safety regulations established by the F.E.P.A. (European Federation of Abrasive Manufacturers) and the highest quality standards.

The quality of the products and the safety of the operator are a priority for us and it is therefore essential to use the abrasive devices correctly. Improper assembly and use can cause serious accidents to the operators and those in the vicinity. The safety managers must instruct the operators in regards to checks, assembly, use and safety standards as well as any risk the may incur due to improper use of the products.

It is therefore recommended to scrupulously follow the recommendations given here.

Upon receipt, carefully check the packaging and all grinding wheels to ensure that they have not been damaged during transport. Handle the grinding wheels with extreme care and attention, if there is even a single suspicion that a grinding wheel has suffered some impact, abuse, or other cause, contact the manufacturer. Store the grinding wheels in a rational way and make sure that stocks are rotated regularly. Remember that resinoid wheels must only be used WITHIN THREE YEARS from the date of manufacture. See the expiry date printed on the product ring or directly on the label. The grinding wheels must be stored in dry rooms, where they are not subject to significant temperature changes (between 15 and 30°) and are not subject to frost and humidity, (between 45/75%.) Do not accumulate the grinding wheels excessively to prevent excessive weight can crack them.

Identify the grinding wheel you want to use, make sure that the expiry and/or validity date shown on the label or on the central washer has not been exceeded, if the grinding wheel has expired, do not use it, even if it appears intact on the outside. Carefully check the grinding wheel to ascertain that it has not undergone deterioration or breakage, in this case do not use it: read the label carefully and follow the indicated glove, make sure that the grinding wheel is suitable for the work to be performed, The grinding wheels must be mounted generally with flanges having a diameter of no less than 1/3 of that of the grinding wheel. Exceptions are the reinforced wheels with depressed center (Type 27, 42) which must be mounted respectively with flanges such as to be contained in the central depression, and the flat wheels up to a diameter of mm.230 (Type 41). The flanges must be made of steel and comply with what is indicated on the FEPA code. Do not alter the hole of the wheel, do not force it on the shaft and check that the play is not excessive. Check that the electric tool retains all the safety features in accordance with the regulations in force, and that its speed does not exceed that indicated on the wheel label; generally the speed of use for the “BF” reinforced abrasive discs is 80 m/s in any case marked on the label with a red band. Do not use the grinding wheel at a speed higher than that indicated on the label. Adequately tighten the flange on the disc in order to avoid slipping, without exceeding, in order to avoid possible breakage or trauma. Only use machines equipped with regular protective hoods (see FEPA code and CEN-EN-68). If the tool does not comply with the law and above all is not equipped with regular protective hoods, absolutely refrain from using the abrasive wheel and notify the safety manager.

Before starting to use the grinding wheel, let it spin idle for at least 30 seconds, checking that there are no people in the trajectory of the rotation plane. Do not use cutting wheels for deburring operations. Do not use the grinding wheel for any purpose other than for which it was manufactured. During cutting operations with stationary machines, check that the piece to be cut is firmly blocked by the piece-holding device. In cutting and grinding operations with portable machines, the workpiece must be firmly fixed. Pay extreme attention during machining so that the material to be machined does not block the wheel due to gravitational effect or other; Do not force the wheel excessively against the material to be worked avoid excessive pressure without attacking the product to be worked, but approach the piece in a light and progressive way, absolutely avoid that the wheel blocks due to excessive pressure, this could cause breakage of the grindstone itself. When cutting, keep the wheel straight. During grinding operations, keep the wheel at an angle of at least 20/30° with respect to the workpiece. Shorten processing times especially with thin grinding wheels (minidiscs). Do not use the wheel below the diameter of 80 mm. Avoid using wheels that are undersized (for diameter and thickness) compared to the material to be machined. When switching off the tool, wait for the wheel to come to a complete stop before setting the machine down on the bench or floor.

Do not perform cutting and grinding operations near flammable materials. Circumscribe and demarcate the work area with suitable shelters in order to protect workers who are nearby; direct any sparks away from your body and nearby persons. Strictly follow what is indicated on the label. Always use adequate personal protective equipment: goggles, gloves, aprons, dust masks, the use of abrasive wheels can cause a noise equal to or greater than 85 dBA, therefore the operator must be protected with headphones or other suitable personal protection.

Use visors or goggles to protect your eyes

Wear earmuffs or equivalent protection

Use safety gloves to protect your hands

Wear a dust mask

Read the instructions

Do not use for side cutting/grinding

Do not use cracked or damaged discs