Bringing German Precision and Expertise to the US Large Diameter Cut-Off Wheel Market

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 .

Large Diameter CutOff Wheel
PFERD Large Diameter Cut-Off Wheel

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

PFERD Large Diameter Cut-Off Wheel Account Manager
PFERD National Account Manager Tim Lee

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 ldco@pferdusa.com

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The Products You Need This Construction Season

While it seemed like warm weather would never get here, it’s finally feeling like spring and summer. Though many people are looking forward to vacations and downtime this time of year, there are certain sectors where things are just heating up. In fact, we’ve officially entered construction season.

Construction Worker
Construction Season 2017

For travelers and consumers, construction season may simply indicate delays and detours. But for industrial pros and folks in the construction industry, it’s a time for growth and reinvestment.

In-Demand Products for Construction Season

DUODISC® Combination Cutting & Grinding Discs

For professionals looking to boost efficiency this summer, the DUODISC® lets operators perform cutting, light deburring and surface grinding all with one wheel . These wheels conform to US and international safety standards and are perfect for cutting and grinding steel and stainless steel. For full details, see the product page.

CHOPSAW Cut-Off Wheels for Electric Chopsaws

Chopsaw cutting
Chopsaw cutting through metal

If you’re using electric chopsaws, make sure your cut-off wheels are in good condition. There are a number of options to choose from, and can vary depending on the type of material that will be used.

PFERD chopsaw wheels are available in a wide variety of reinforcement styles and bond types, making it easy to cut anything from sheet metal and tubing to heavy rebar and solid metals.

Cut-Off Wheels for Circular Saws

Just like your chopsaws may benefit from new cut-off wheels, so too can your circular saws. Check to see if your current wheels are in good condition. If they’ve seen a lot of wear, consider replacing them. We supply a number of high quality cut-off wheels for circular saws, which include diamond-shaped bores as needed. Look for products that are designed for your specific material needs, including those for masonry or stainless steel.

Heavy Duty Maintenance Brooms

Brooms and cleaning supplies are an important “tool” in construction and contracting, since keeping a clean work space is key. Depending on the type of surfaces

Heavy Duty Maintenance Broom
Sweeping Up Debris

you’re working on, or the types of debris you’ll encounter, you’ll want to choose a broom made to accommodate that job. For example, fine floor sweeps are recommended for cleaning smooth concrete, while heavy floor sweeps are better-suited for rough pavement and factory floors.  Make sure you’re using the right type of broom for each job.

With the right tools and supplies, you can keep things moving smoothly this construction season. Don’t wait for things to break down before you put in an order for new equipment. Have an ample supply with back-ups ready, or better yet, replace old components before a break down occurs. You’ll be saving time, money, and stress by planning ahead. For more information or any questions, feel free to contact us so we can assist you in your product selections.