An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away by friction. While finishing a material often means polishing it to gain a smooth, reflective surface, the process can also involve roughening as in satin, matte or beaded finishes. In short, the ceramics which are used to cut, grind and polish other softer materials are known as abrasives.
Abrasives are extremely commonplace and are used very extensively in a wide variety of industrial, domestic, and technological applications. This gives rise to a large variation in the physical and chemical composition of abrasives as well as the shape of the abrasive. Some common uses for abrasives include grinding, polishing, buffing, honing, cutting, drilling, sharpening, lapping, and sanding.
PFERD is leading in the development, production and support, as well as in the distribution, of tool solutions for work on surfaces and material cutting.
In keeping with a tradition that dates back more than 200 years, PFERD operates as an independent, internationally oriented, family-owned company geared towards the long term.
PFERD tools offer the user maximum benefit and optimum cost-effectiveness. Its unlimited commitment to premium quality, its reliability as a supplier and its responsible use of resources all make PFERD a dependable and reliable trading partner that operates with sustainability in mind.
LUKAS-ERZETT GmbH & Co. KG, based in Greater Cologne area, is one of the technological leaders in the market for grinding, milling, cutting and polishing systems that specialises in the production and sale of tools, machinery and accessories, as well as expert consulting.
Since the founding of Klingspor in 1893 they have been leaving their mark on the history of leading-edge grinding equipment by introducing countless innovations. Their high-speed cutting-off wheels and grinding discs and their abrasive mop wheels and abrasive mop discs are only a few examples of major abrasive products that they managed to develop and successfully bring to market.