PFERD is an industry leader in the development, production, support and distribution of premium tool solutions for work on surfaces including cutting, grinding, milling, polishing, cleaning and finishing.
As a major player in the abrasive industry within South Africa and on the African continent, PFERD is committed to continuous research and development to improve the quality, safety and ergonomics of its high-performance abrasives.
“PFERD tools produce less noise, vibration and emissions while requiring less effort to get the job done. Our innovative tool solutions enable businesses to optimise their processes and improve overall operational efficiency”, explains Dennis Phillips, National Sales Manager at PFERD-South Africa.
PFERDEFFICIENCY strives to deliver increased productivity and improved economic efficiency. It refers to the fact that PFERD products save energy by getting the job done quicker and decrease processing time due to their higher stock removal rates while generating significantly less waste—ultimately utilising resources sustainably.
“We continually improve our manufacturing facility and processes to ensure efficient utilisation of resources to sustainably produce the highest quality tool solutions that our customers depend on.
In addition, being a founder member of the Organisation for the Safety of Abrasives (osa), PFERD is committed to producing premium quality products that offer the user maximum efficiency, safety and comfort,” explains Phillips.
PFERD-SA, established in 1968, has five sales and distribution offices across SA and services the entire sub-Saharan Africa region.
An industry leader with a focus on training
The PFERDAcademy in Kempton Park offers free training to operators of abrasive equipment. “We believe the continuous training of operators enhances their performance and plays a direct role in the efficiency of the complete manufacturing process, explains Phillips”.
The PFERDAcademy’s grinding and cutting training addresses challenges such as operator fatigue, incorrect tool handling, material cross-contamination, consumable and machine incompatibility as well as non-adherence to labelled guidelines.
Phillips explains the aim is to correct operator behaviours that may result in injury, tool damage and loss of production time.
Product Innovations on display at Electra Mining Africa ’22
With over 9,000 products for surface preparation, finishing and cutting, PFERD offers a solution for various applications within a variety of industries and these innovations are on display at EMA’22.
“EMA is the premiere event to connect with customers – new and existing. Customers can see our high-performance tool solutions for themselves and the value it can add to their operations,” explains Phillips.
The PFERD Sales Managers and Technical Sales Advisors are available to discuss potential solutions to application problems as well as how the products can help improve operational efficiency.
Innovations such as the High-Speed Torus Cutter; a high-performance milling tool for stationary and robotic aluminium milling applications, will be on display.
Also on display will be the CC-Grind Robust—a modern, high-performance and ergonomic alternative to conventional grinding wheels. It features high-performance, triangular-shaped, ceramic abrasive grain that achieves a very high stock removal rate while significantly reducing noise and vibration.
Phillips concludes, ‘’PFERD tools offer users maximum benefit and optimum cost-effectiveness. We are committed to premium quality products while being a reliable supplier who operates with sustainability in mind”.