PFERD’s New Solutions Showcased at FABTECH 2018

PFERD recently attended the FABTECH 2018 show, from November 6-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. FABTECH is North America’s largest event for the metalforming, fabricating, welding, and finishing disciplines, showcasing the latest innovations in metalworking technology. FABTECH provides comprehensive education on the industry’s newest advancements and best practices, as well as networking opportunities across a wide spectrum of industries. This year’s event drew more than 35,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibitors.

At FABTECH 2018, PFERD featured new products being introduced to the market, and highlighted components in our PFERDVALUE® program with a focus on time saving solutions.

PFERD New Product Launch

PFERD unveiled a range of products designed for milling, grinding, and surface conditioning applications. Our product displays and live demonstrations showed how our new solutions increase time savings and boost profitability.

The new products we introduced at FABTECH 2018 included:

  • POLIVLIES® interleaved flap disc comprised of non-woven material combined with an aggressive ceramic coated abrasive
  • Our CC-GRIND®-STRONG grinding wheel, composed of stacked coated discs combined with bonded abrasive support
  • A CERAMIC SGP STEELOX 1/8” thickness grinding wheel, suited for light grinding and cutting in the pipeline industry
  • Our OMNI cut carbide burs designed for aggressive removal on steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and non-ferrous metal
  • The CERAMIC SG COMFORT hybrid grinding wheel, featuring a rough grinding wheel combined with a coated abrasive top layer for high stock removal (4.5” and 5” diameters available)

The PFERDVALUE® Program

Product demonstrations in our grinding booth and finishing station highlighted PFERD products featuring core elements of our PFERDVALUE® program.  Namely, ways in which we focus on operator health and safety and how we help our end users save time and maximize productivity—a core aspect of the program.

As always, the PFERD team greatly enjoyed interacting with all FABTECH 2018 show attendees and are excited for the resulting opportunities generated from our conversations and interactions.

To learn more about the new PFERD metalworking solutions introduced at FABTECH 2018 or to about our metalworking capabilities, contact us today.

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FABTECH 2016 – A Great Event for the PFERD Team!

Another FABTECH Expo has come and gone, and at PFERD we believe that 2016’s version was a huge success!  FABTECH’s importance in the fabrication, welding and finishing industries is reflected in the strong attendance both in number of attendees and in the vast number of geographical markets around the world visitors represented.  This year’s FABTECH drew attendees from 120 countries with a total of 31,110 visitors over the three day event.

PFERD at FABTECH

FABTECH gives us at PFERD an invaluable opportunity to meet face-to-face with end users.  We had several visitors this year that brought their metalworking challenges directly to our booth.  Not only does this give us an opportunity to use our expertise to solve problems, but it provides us with an opportunity to see some of the unusual applications our customers deal with on a daily basis.

FABTECH is a premier venue for us to highlight the breadth of our portfolio and demonstrate the innovative solutions we bring to users.  Unique, innovative products such as our  CC-GRIND®-SOLID grinding disc, POLIFAN-CURVE® flap disc and DUODISC® cutting and grinding disc were featured in our grinding booth where visitors saw firsthand how these products perform in true applications, and the benefits these products bring to their everyday tasks.

PFERD Grinding Booth at Fabtec

While we are well known for our grinding, cutting and surface finishing applications with hand tools, our brush station gave visitors a first-hand look at our power brush solutions for industrial applications on CNC and robotic machines.  Work pieces and videos highlighted deburring applications with our M-BRAD® composite brush portfolio which focused on overall value through optimization of work processes was a primary focus of our message to visitors.

The PFERDVALUE® program  which highlights how our products and solutions address concerns with operator health and safety, as well as delivering cost savings and productivity increases really resonated with attendees.  A fun and interactive way we were able to demonstrate factors such as noise, vibration, haptics and emissions was with our interactive ERGOCUBE displays.  These displays gave a simulated physical experience of how PFERD’s products improve upon these key areas of concern for operators in the metalworking industry.

PFERDVALUE® program

As PFERD is committed to being an innovative, solutions-oriented manufacturer, we look forward to interacting with both current and future end-users at the FABTECH show. It is an annual highlight of the imagination, innovation, and expertise of the PFERD team, and we can’t wait for FABTECH 2017!

PFERDVALUE® Program at FABTECH 2016

FABTECH is the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America.  This year it is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 16-18 and PFERD will be there exhibiting at Booth N2004.  As always we will have a strong presence highlighting our precision products and power tools, with a focus on our PFERDVALUE® program.

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PFERD Applications Specialist in the grinding booth

The PFERDVALUE® program was launched a few years ago to address increasing concerns regarding operator efficiency, health and safety as well as cost savings and process optimization.  It contains two core elements PFERDERGONOMICS® and PFERDEFFICIENCY®. At FABTECH 2016 we will have interactive demonstrations integrated within the exhibit that will display what the program is.

The two core elements of the PFERDVALUE® program:

PFERDERGONOMICS®: This core element of the program captures how PFERD solutions address the human factor with consideration to the health and safety of the operator and how consumables play a part in supporting the human factor.  We will be demonstrating this through interactive displays that focus on four primary concerns: emissions (such as dust), vibration (“white knuckle syndrome”), haptics (force/effort) and noise.  The focus will be to educate on these critical factors and to show process oriented solutions rather than merely products.

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Try our ERGOCUBES at FABTECH

PFERDEFFICIENCY®: The other core component focuses on work-in-process to ensure cost savings and productivity increases.  This part of the program relies on four basic tenets:  energy savings, waste savings, time savings and resource savings.  Reducing total cost rather than looking solely at the consumable cost is what this program highlights and is our target for every application.  Our high performance burs and M-BRAD® range of composite brushes in off-hand applications such as automatic cut-off, deburring and surface finishing are prime examples of PFERDEFFICIENCY.

Other innovative products that PFERD is known for including our POLIFAN®-CURVE flap discs will be on display and featured in our grinding and finishing booths.  POLIFAN®-CURVE is a  unique product that brings significant advantages to rough and finish grinding applications, and exemplifies several objectives of the PFERDVALUE® program.  With a patented configuration, the POLIFAN®-CURVE flap discs has three fully usable working surfaces as opposed to the single surface of conventional flap discs.  This design makes it the perfect tool for grinding fillet welds as well as unusual curves. Come see our live demonstration in the PFERD grinding booth!

Be sure to visit the PFERD team at BOOTH N2004 at FABTECH 2016, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest news on our show plans.  If you can’t make the show and want to learn more about the PFERDVALUE®   program contact us here.

How to Achieve and Maintain Value in Business

There are a lot of buzzwords that get thrown around in business. One of these words that we hear over and over is “value.” It’s something that means a lot of things to a lot of people—but what everyone agrees on is that it’s critical to success and customer satisfaction. At PFERD, value is an everyday goal; it’s something we aim to give every customer in a number of different ways.

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