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PFERD wins top award at KITE

September 2023 News

PFERD-South Africa has been awarded the prestigious General Machinery and Equipment award in the International Company Design and Manufacture category for its innovative CC-GRIND ROBUST grinding wheel at the Innovation and New Product Awards at the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition.

PFERD’s CC-GRIND ROBUST is a modern, high-performance and ergonomic grinding solution developed with environmental sustainability, productivity and ergonomics in mind. The CC-GRIND ROBUST is an efficient alternative to conventional grinding discs, flap discs and fibre discs. Launched in South Africa in the first quarter of 2023, this innovative patented solution transforms metal stock removal processes to maximise productivity, cost effectiveness, and operational efficiency.

The advantages of the CC-GRIND ROBUST are that stock removal is significantly faster and the process noticeably more ergonomic when compared to conventional grinding consumables. The CC-GRIND ROBUST is significantly more durable compared to traditional fibre and flap discs, and achieves a far superior surface finish compared to traditional grinding discs. The product’s design and construction, which is focused on efficiency improvement and ergonomics, results in faster processing times, increased comfort, better safety, and significantly reduced levels of dust, noise and vibration.

The CC-GRIND ROBUST’s lightweight design and high stock removal rate makes it both energy- and cost-efficient. The product does not require any special equipment, and can therefore be used on regular angle grinders, making it ideal for everyday tasks on steel and stainless steel such as surface grinding, weld dressing, deburring, chamfering, and removing imperfections.

Entries to the 2023 Innovation and New Product Awards were assessed by independent adjudicator Eric Bruggeman, CEO of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC). Bruggeman says he was impressed by the capabilities of this innovative grinding wheel, its ability to make operations more efficient, and how it makes life easier for the operator.

“We are delighted that the CC-GRIND ROBUST, a product that PFERD is proud of developing, has been recognised at the highly respected Innovation and New Product Awards,” says Dennis Phillips, national sales manager at PFERD-South Africa. “The award is testament to the quality and performance that underpins this unique solution, which is unmatched by any other product in the market. As leaders in the development, production, support, and distribution of premium tool solutions for work on surfaces, PFERD has long been committed to excellence and innovation. Globally, the business is at the forefront of international metal fabrication developments, providing the advanced abrasives and tools needed by industry.”

For more information contact PFERD South Africa, +27 11 230 4000, info@pferd.co.za, www.pferd.co.za




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