A trade fair success, product highlights for every kind of grinding task in the sheet metal working production process, and an innovation prize for VSM ILUMERON: the 25th international technology fair for sheet metal working, EuroBLECH 2018, was an all-round success for VSM.

Three solutions for very process step
At Stand E125 in Hall 13 of the exhibition centre in Hanover, VSM presented the new solutions for every process step in sheet metal working: VSM ACTIROX, which was exhibited as the AF890 fibre disc, is optimised for stock removal and therefore ideal for all rough grinding tasks. The geometrically shaped ceramic grain ensures exceptionally aggressive grinding of steel, stainless steel and carbon steel. This makes it ideal for bevelling and levelling welded seams.

VSM COMPACTGRAIN Plus also attracted a great deal of interest. The long-term abrasive KK791Y, which was specially developed for surface grinding, achieves outstanding results when it comes to intermediate and finish grinding of sheets and coils. It creates a uniform surface finish with an even scratch pattern and consistent stock removal. The improved bonding of the grain ensures full utilisation of the grit. This extends the service life of the belts significantly and thus improves productivity. KK790Y, which is somewhat more densely distributed than KK791Y, is the right product for cylindrical grinding.

Award-winning innovation: ILUMERON
The new ILUMERON abrasive belt is the first choice when it comes to finish grinding and a perfect surface finish. Visitors were able to experience its special properties first hand at the trade fair stand, where it was shown in action in a grinding robot. It sets a completely new surface quality standard with extremely high gloss finishes when grinding plates or sheet metal. ILUMERON demonstrably increases finish grinding productivity, since grinding and polishing can take place in a single processing step. This new technology earned VSM the "Award zur EuroBLECH" innovation prize in the category of surface engineering. The prize is awarded to the most innovative companies and exhibited products in the industry. "Naturally it is something very special for us to be awarded a prize at the world's leading trade fair for the sheet metal industry at our home location in Hanover," says Sales Director for Germany René Vogt. "This year’s EuroBLECH was a successful event in all respects, with extremely knowledgeable visitors and many interesting discussions at the highest level."

EuroBLECH takes place every two years, so the next event will be in October 2020. VSM is sure to be exhibiting there once again. In the coming year, VSM will be present at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart. 

About VSM

With 150 years of experience, VSM AG is one of the leading companies in the international abrasives market. Its core expertise lies in the production of coated abrasives. VSM develops high-end solutions for abrasives, which have to meet the specific requirements of specialist retailers, trade professionals and industry. We always put our customers first. Our network of subsidiaries and sales partners gives us a presence in more than 70 different countries.

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