Contact Wheels


Quality-Made for Long Life and Dependable Service!

Conestoga Contact Wheel offers a full line of Contact Wheels to meet your specific grinding and finishing needs. Whether new, or Recovered, we fabricate our Contact Wheels to high standards of quality and accuracy. Conestoga‘s rubber Elastomers are designed to provide long life and dependable service! Our facility will also Recover any type of Contact Wheel, including Contact Wheels for major manufactures and brands of Wide Belt Sanding Machines.

New Contact Wheels are commonly available from 4″ to 16″ in diameter. Face widths are from 2″ to 6″, plain or serrated. Durometers range from 40 Shore A, for polishing and light sanding, to 90 Shore A, for more aggressive metal removal. All of our Contact Wheels are balanced before leaving our factory. We can also custom design and fabricate Contact Wheels to your specifications, tailored to work with your unique application.

Various stages of contact wheel manufacturing
Contact wheel on machine
Various complete contact wheels

How to Choose a Contact Wheel

The correct selection of Contact Wheels is as important as your choice of abrasive belt. Not sure what will best suit your needs? Check our Contact Wheel Analysis Chart below to compare. 

Contact Wheel Analysis Chart

SERRATED WHEELS: Faster cutting and longer belt life.
HARD WHEELS: Remove more stock than softer wheels, with a coarser finish.
SMALLER WHEEL DIAMETERS: Faster cutting, producing a coarser finish.

Higher speeds will produce a better finish, but caution must be used. Excessive speeds tend to harden a soft wheel. Always use the proper wheel hardness and machine speed.

Contact Wheel Options

Options for Contact Wheels include a selection of Coverings, Serration Configurations, Bore Types, Bearing and Bore Tolerances, Screw Holes, Core Designs, Keyways, Faces and more.

When ordering, have the following information handy to ensure you get the correct Contact Wheel to fit your needs:

• WHEEL DIAMETER | FACE WIDTH (same as belt width)
 Bore Size (measure shaft)
(hardness of rubber – see our Contact Wheel Analysis above)

Need help with your selection? Please Contact Us and we’d be happy to discuss options.