Industrial honing and lapping machines are used to sharpen blades, gears, and other components on industrial equipment. They are also used to remove material from these components so that they can be properly shaped. The machines use a variety of methods to achieve the desired results. They can use a diamond or abrasive wheel to grind the component down to the correct shape. Alternatively, they can use a series of rods that move back and forth over the component, wearing it down.
Honing and lapping machines produce a very high level of wear on the parts that are used. Injuries can result from the machines moving around unpredictably, from accidental contact with the grinding wheel or other moving parts, or from the extreme heat generated by the machine.
The most common type of injury is a cut caused by the machine blade. Other injuries can include: hand, arm, and shoulder pain; numbness; tingling; and even blindness. If you have been injured by a honing or lapping machine, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention.
If you have been injured by a honing and lapping machine, you should contact an attorney. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.