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Safety first

Grinding and cutting tools can be dangerous when they are not used properly. Many grinding processes require the rotating tool to work at a very high speed. Accident prevention regulations can help to protect the user. In addition, all suitable measures must be taken to make grinding tools as safe as possible so that they can withstand extreme mechanical and thermal loads. For PFERD it is a matter of course that investments have to be made in testing equipment and the training of responsible employees. In 2007, for example, PFERD developed a cutting-edge side load testing device and had it officially approved for use and certified by the material testing institute of NRW (MPA).

PFERD tools meet the highest safety requirements

Thousands of accidents with hand-held grinding tools are registered around the world every year. Accident statistics prove that a significant number of these accidents are caused by poor tool quality. The German tooling industry association (Fachverband Werkzeug e.V. [FWI]) assumes that around 3,500 accidents at work in Germany every year are due to low-quality tool copies in the industrial sector.

As one of the leading manufacturers of grinding tools, PFERD meets the requirements of national and international laws, standards and guidelines. Quality and product safety in terms of the health and safety of the users of our tools are our absolute top priority. Our standards go beyond the toughest regulations and carry the quality seal of the oSa (German organisation for the safety of grinding tools), of which PFERD is a founding member. Specialist retailers also benefit from this, because according to the device and product safety law (GSP for short) that has been in force in Germany since May 1, 2004, retailers are also subject to more stringent liability claims. PFERD's recommendation: only sell safe tools with the oSa mark.


Trade fairs

As in previous years, PFERD will be exhibiting its products on numerous trade shows.

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