3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 217EA uses proprietary microreplication technology in which micron-graded aluminum oxide particles are formed into tiny pyramids of abrasive mineral and then coated on a JE-weight rayon backing. As these pyramids wear, fresh, sharp mineral is continually exposed to produce a consistent cut and a predictable, fine finish.
- Microreplicated pyramids wear away to continually expose fresh mineral for a consistent cut throughout the life of the belt
- Flexible JE-weight cotton cloth backing flows over contoured surfaces for consistent finishing
- Consistency and long abrasive life make this belt great for use in robotic applications
- For intermediate finishing and fine polishing prior to plating or buffing
- Ideal for light pressure applications, allows abrasive to break down and maintain cut and produce consistent finishes
- Produces finer finishes than conventional coated abrasives
- Grinding aid helps prevent heat-related warping and discoloration
What is the 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 217EA?
The 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 217EA is a sanding belt that features a unique structure of multiple layers of abrasive minerals designed to last longer and provide consistent finishes.
What do the letters and numbers in A6 JE-weight mean?
"A6" refers to the grit size of the abrasive mineral particles, with A6 being equivalent to approximately 2400-3200 grit. "JE-weight" indicates that the cloth backing has been specially treated for durability, making it ideal for tougher applications.
How big is each belt and how many come in a case?
Each belt measures 2 inches wide by 118 inches long. There are 50 belts per case.
What does Film-lok and Full-flex mean?
"Film-lok" refers to the easy-to-use attachment system on these belts, which allow for quick changes without having to remove any hardware. "Full-flex" describes the specialized design of these belts, which allows them to conform more easily to contours and curves while still maintaining their aggressive cutting power.
The 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 217EA is designed to provide consistent finishes on hard metals such as carbon and stainless steel. The abrasive and resin structure is formulated to break down under medium pressure, keeping fresh, sharp mineral cutting. Additionally, this belt features a grinding aid that helps prevent heat buildup, warping, and discoloration. The JE-weight, durable cloth backing provides control, conformability, and effective medium-pressure grinding. The resin bonded abrasive provides heat resistance and helps prevent delamination.Ideal for Robotic Finishing and Polishing
3M™ Trizact™ abrasives are ideal for robotic metal polishing, delivering the most consistent, refined cut and long abrasive life. These abrasives can consistently deliver near-mirror finishes while also reducing changeouts and downtime in robotic cells. This helps maximize the efficiency of the cell, allowing you to produce more parts per belt.Runs Smooth, Finishes Consistently
The 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 217EA features a film media splice that minimizes "chatter marks" and ensures smooth running and consistent results. Proprietary Trizact™ abrasives produce a finer finish, achieve results faster, and last longer when compared to conventional abrasive products.