The brand with bite!

OVERVIEW:
Taipan Abrasives Group (TAG) is a cooperative of a number of companies across the globe. These companies cooperate closely in developing, marketing and distributing the Taipan® brand of industrial abrasive products. The Taipan Abrasives Group is founded on a very high standard of integrity; product safety, quality and reliability is the first priority.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Britain
  • USA
  • New Zealand

OBJECTIVE:
The Taipan Abrasives Group is committed to developing a comprehensive range of quality industrial abrasive products under the Taipan® brand and distributing this range through its expansive global network of members & partners.

MISSION STATEMENT:
The Taipan Abrasives Group will become a globally recognised supplier of industrial abrasive products, well respected by both customers and competitors for providing consistent quality, unique solutions and reliable supply.

SLOGAN:
The brand with bite!

ORIGINAL SERIES
The Taipan® Original series is an everyday range of industrial abrasives delivering reliable & consistent quality and exceptional value.

Taipan Original

PLATINUM SERIES
The Taipan® Platinum series is a premium range of industrial abrasives delivering exceptional performance and efficiency benefits, and unique solutions.

Taipan Platinum

MEMBERS AND PARTNERS:
Members and partners of the Taipan Abrasive Group service European, American and Australasian/South Pacific markets.

FOUNDING MEMBERS:

UK
Established in 1993, Grange Tool & Industrial is a family-owned company with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the supply of machinery and consumables to welding, steel fabrication and engineering industries in the UK. A company with high values of integrity and personal attention to detail; GTI is a customer-focused organisation. Constantly striving to have the best products available at excellent pricing means that GTI are always at the leading edge of new technology; introducing innovation to the industry; and have an ever-growing range of own-branded and exclusive products, carefully sourced to be the best. Tools, welding, engineering & industrial supplies is what we do – what we are is what sets us apart. TAG Contact: Mr Paul Gardner - paul.gardner@taipanabrasives.com

CANADA/USA
Taipan Canada is a modern company specialising in wholesale supply of industrial abrasives and cutting tools across North America, covering all provinces of Canada and also the USA. The industries serviced are Welding and Fabrication, Mining & Heavy industry, Oil & Gas and Ship building.
TAG Contact: Mr Ralph Beaumont - ralph.beaumont@taipanabrasives.com

AUSTRALIA
JWL Marketing Pty Ltd, trading as Weldclass Welding Products, is a family owned business established in 1980 and is dedicated to supplying the industrial market of Australia. Weldclass Welding Products promotes Taipan Abrasive Products through a comprehensive network of distributors (retailers) covering all states of Australia and a supplying variety of industries including: engineering & fabrication, mining & heavy industry, agricultural, & construction.
TAG Contact: Mr Darren McDonald - darren.mcdonald@taipanabrasives.com

NEW ZEALAND
Management of Euromarc Industries have been successfully providing equipment, accessories and service to the New Zealand agricultural and industrial markets for more than 20 years. Euromarc now supply abrasives New Zealand wide, from heavy engineering in the Mining sector, stainless fabrication for dairy and food, to the DIY market. Euromarc’s vision is to secure a major New Zealand market share by 2016.
TAG Contact: Mr Gus Broomhall - gus.broomhall@taipanabrasives.com

Safety

Warning: Improperly used abrasives wheels are dangerous and may cause death, injury or damage to property.

DO:

  • Always wear approved protective clothing (PPE), including safety glasses or a face shield, ear protection and respiratory protection when using any abrasive product.
  • Always handle and store wheels in a careful manner, and inspect them thoroughly for cracks or chips before using.
  • Always ensure machine operating speed does not exceed the maximum safe wheel speed.
  • Always check mounting flanges for equal and correct diameter.
  • Always use mounting blotters, when supplied with wheels.
  • Always ensure that work rest is properly adjusted (center of wheel or above, no more than 1/8"-3mm away from wheel).
  • Always use a safety guard that covers at least 1/2 of the grinding or cut-off wheel.
  • Always allow newly-mounted wheels to run at operating speed, with guard in place, for one full minute before using.
  • Always turn off coolant before stopping wheel, to avoid creating an out-of-balance condition.
  • Always follow safety practices issued by applicable health and safety authorities.

DON'T:

  • Don't use a wheel that has been dropped cracked or chipped.
  • Don't force a wheel onto the machine or alter the size of the arbor hole. Don't use a wheel that fits the arbor too loosely. If the wheel doesn't fit the machine, get one that does.
  • Don't exceed maximum operating speed established for the wheel.
  • Don't use mounting flanges that are warped, nicked or sprung, or are not clean and flat.
  • Don't tighten the mounting nut excessively.
  • Don't grind on the side of the wheel, unless the wheel is specifically designed for that purpose.
  • Don't start the machine until the wheel guard is in place.
  • Don't jam work piece into the wheel.
  • Don't stand directly in front of a grinding wheel when grinder is started.
  • Don't grind material for which the wheel is not designed.