While perhaps a bit of a niche market, the demand for large cut-off wheels is increasing due to the strengthening of the US steel industry. Applications such as cutting of solid metal in rolling mills, rail manufacture, foundries, and other large-scale cutting operations, call for a highly specialized product that is custom engineered for each specific process and material. Leveraging our engineering expertise in abrasives and industry experience in various global segments, PFERD has brought this capability to the US market .
We’ve recently expanded our North American offering in large diameter cut-off wheels to a product range that has been popular overseas. While we do offer a range of wheels for stationary cutting applications in our standard US offering, large diameter wheels require specific know-how and made-to-order competencies. PFERD’s prowess in this area was recently highlighted at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany where we featured manufacturing capabilities of cut-off wheels up to 2,000mm (about 6½ feet). “In the large market, there are only 4 companies in the world that can make the 2-meter diameter cut-off wheel,” said National Account Manager Tim Lee. “We’re one of a very elite group in that respect.”
Tim has been tasked with the job of building awareness for this capability across North America. The need for an industry expert that can talk
the talk with the end user, identify the requirements of the specific application, and communicate that to the engineering team, is crucial. With 28 years in the abrasives industry, Tim is an experienced leader in this field and can solve problems that customers themselves may not be unaware of. His expertise in this sector is extremely valuable when identifying and delivering solutions for these complex applications.
PFERD’s combination of engineering expertise, manufacturing capabilities, and industry knowledge in the unique and often challenging application of large diameter cut-off wheels enables us to deliver the solutions needed in the steel industry. To learn more call us today or email our industry expert directly at email@example.com