ADI and RBM solutions for glass derive from historic vocations. From their very beginnings, the two companies identified a core focus in the development of a range of extremely advanced and exclusive tools. It is precisely thanks to this strategy that Surfaces Group enjoys a position of leadership also in this sector.
The range of ADI products for the glass industry includes cup wheels, employed on straight-line and double edging machines, and peripheral tools, created for CNC machine applications, including metal bonded and resin bonded types. ADI also offers specialised expertise in the solar power and automotive industry, in which the production of special glass and demands for ultra high speed execution have led to the development of highly advanced grinding wheels and the formulation of special binders, for which ADI holds the registered trade mark, and the adoption of specific concentrations of diamond powders.
Conversely, RBM is specialised in polishing wheels, with more than 26 formulations made in a range of shapes and grits. RBM produces rubber, resin, polyurethane and cerium wheels for edge and arris polishing. RBM has been operating in the polishing sector since the early 1960s, gradually acquiring a reputation for its expertise in this delicate process.
The strengths that led to the ascendancy of Surfaces Group in the sector are precision and speed of execution, absence of defects, and consequent reduction of manufacturing rejects. Apart from these benefits, Surfaces Group offers longer lasting tools, maximum profile retention and higher productivity. All this translates into optimised Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), so potential clients are not just looking at the price of the tool but at the total cost to manufacture the finished product. It is here that Surfaces Group products flaunt their winning credentials.
Surfaces Group can also supply clients with customised solutions, developed to comply with specific requirements, the result of truly unique experience and innovative flair.