Grinding wheels – reinvented.
Grinding wheels are tried and tested, and seem irreplaceable in certain applications in spite of their drawbacks in terms of ergonomics and efficiency. Yet PFERD, the Marienheide, Germany-based specialist for work on surfaces and cutting technology, supplies numerous modern and highly efficient alternatives for most applications.
“The CC-GRIND product family isn’t only superior to classic grinding wheels in purely ergonomic terms, but also in terms of performance. It’s a given that tool performance in terms of achieving the highest possible stock removal in the shortest possible time is still the primary concern for users,” explains Marco Steinwand, Product Manager for cut-off and grinding wheels at PFERD.
“In the meantime, however, customers are also increasingly paying attention to ergonomic factors. After all, there is more and more desire to reduce vibration, noise and dust pollution, while simultaneously improving tool handling. Users want to work with modern tools that protect their health while enhancing their efficiency.”
With its SOLID, FLEX and STRONG (newly added) variants, the PFERD CC-GRIND product family offers numerous options to ensure that the ideal tool is always at hand for every application and every worker.
“Anyone who attaches importance to aggressiveness and the very fastest work progress will be ideally served by the CC-GRIND-SOLID and CC-GRIND-FLEX variants with VICTOGRAIN, the new high-performance abrasive grain from PFERD. Overall, CC-GRIND-SOLID grinding discs already boast stock removal rates which are 100% higher than conventional grinding wheels. The VICTOGRAIN variants boast a performance that is a further 100% higher. These discs, which are named CC-GRIND-SOLID SGP STEEL for steel and CC-GRIND-SOLID SGP INOX for stainless steel (INOX), also far surpass the performance of other tools in the market,” says Steinwand.
“The STRONG variant is a new addition to the CC-GRIND product range. At PFERD, it’s only the products that boast particularly long tool lives and high stock removal rates that bear the name ‘STRONG’,” says Steinwand.
“Due to its three layers of abrasive, CC-GRIND-STRONG offers a tool life that is around three times longer than the classic CC-GRIND-SOLID variant. In addition, it boasts all the ergonomic benefits of the CC-GRIND family. Noise and vibration are reduced by 50% and dust by as much as 70%.”
In addition, PFERD offers an innovation for users who don’t want to stop using grinding wheels despite these persuasive statistics. The new CERAMIC COMFORT hybrid grinding wheel combines a layer of abrasive on an underlay with a classic grinding wheel. Due to the combination of the abrasive layer with optimally oriented grain and a grinding wheel with high-grinding performance, the CERAMIC SG COMFORT enables very fast work progress,” continues Steinwand.
“Furthermore, the very long tool life enables the number of tool changes to be reduced, which is conducive to profitability. The wheel can still be used just like a conventional grinding wheel, and its special construction offers ergonomic advantages as a result of considerably lower levels of noise emission and vibration than conventional grinding wheels.”
“Grinding wheels – reinvented” was adopted as a slogan for these developments, according to Steinwand.
For further details contact PFERD South Africa on TEL: 011 230 4000 or visit www.pferd.com