AMACHROME ® STAINLESS STEEL SHOT ABRASIVE

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Ideal For

Applications

  • Aluminium die-casting
  • Zinc pressure die-casting
  • Aluminium profiles prior to coating
  • Granite, natural stone and precast concrete parts
  • Aluminium, brass and stainless steel forgings

Key Benefits

Some of the key benefits you can expect when using Amachrome are:

Highest durability

Lowest consumption

Highest productivity, lowest cost

Reduced wear

Rust-free and clean surfaces

Local technical support

The Ervin technology for stainless steel abrasives is the most advanced in the world. Our production in Sprockhövel, Germany, combined with the knowledge of our technology centre in Tecumseh, USA, makes AMACHROME one of the highest quality ferritic stainless steel shots.

Continuous quality control, in combination with the cutting-edge production process, guarantees consistently high performance.

CASE STUDY

AUTOMOTIVE

Increasing service life

After-Sales Support

Stainless steel abrasive is not a commodity. It is an essential component in a process that can be very costly if not maintained and supported on a regular basis.

Our trained technical support personnel are therefore at your disposal, at no additional cost. We can arrange to visit relevant plants as required on a regular basis to provide:

Advice on abrasive selection

A review of machine settings to ensure reduced wear and optimum abrasive consumption

Assessment of abrasive performance and work-mix configuration

Assessment of cleanliness and, if required, surface roughness on work-pieces

Advice on potential cost savings and productivity increases

“Anyone who pays attention only to the purchase price is making a big mistake. We are now working with the new Ervin blasting material significantly more economically.”

Michael Stipkovits

Purchasing Manager, Gföllner

“We’re delighted to have changed to using Ervin products because they have significantly reduced our costs in both in the blasting and coating processes. This helps us make CIE Automotive products more competitive in the automotive market.”

Mr Iker Bezares

Production Manager, CIE Automotive

“Preparation is especially important here. With Amagrit, quality and effectiveness are brought one step further forward.”

Christian Süß

Master Painter, Gföllner

“That’s by some distance the best stainless steel abrasive we’ve ever used.”

Marco Heinemann

Managing Director, KST

“Partnership with Ervin has provided a product that is economical yet quality driven.”

Mr José Carlos Da Rosa

Production Manager – Euro Roca SA

“Guaranteed quality and stability from our suppliers and partners is key to the continued growth and success of our company. Knowing that Ervin is still a family owned company gives me great confidence for the future.”

Mr. Mauro Camusso

Owner, Beltramo Fratelli

SPECIFICATIONS AMACHROME

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
C≈ 0.1%
Mn≈ 1.2%
Si≈ 1.9%
Cr≈ 18.0%
HARDNESS
New Material≈ 290 HV (29 HRC)
Operating Mix≈ 350 HV (36 HRC)
MICROSTRUCTURE

Ferrite

DENSITY

≥ 7.0 g/cm³

AMACHROME mm 3.000 2.000 1.700 1.400 1.250 1.000 0.800 0.700 0.600 0.500 0.400 0.355 0.300 0.200 0.140 0.090
300   5%
MAX
  90%
MIN
                         
200     5%
MAX
  90%
MIN
5%
MAX
                     
150       5%
MAX
  90%
MIN
                     
100         5%
MAX
  90%
MIN
                   
60         2%
MAX
      90%
MIN
5%
MAX
             
50             5%
MAX
    90%
MIN
5%
MAX
           
40               5%
MAX
        90%
MIN
5%
MAX
     
30                     5%
MAX
      90%
MIN
  5%
MAX
20                           5%
MAX
    90%
MIN
10                             5%
MAX
  90%
MIN

SPECIFICATIONS AMACHROME

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
C≈ 0.1%
Mn≈ 1.2%
Si≈ 1.9%
Cr≈ 18.0%
HARDNESS
New Material≈ 290 HV (29 HRC)
Operating Mix≈ 350 HV (36 HRC)
MICROSTRUCTURE

Ferrite

DENSITY

≥ 7.0 g/cm³

AMACHROME mm 3.000 2.000 1.700 1.400 1.250 1.000 0.800 0.700 0.600 0.500 0.400 0.355 0.300 0.200 0.140 0.090
300   5%
MAX
  90%
MIN
                         
200     5%
MAX
  90%
MIN
5%
MAX
                     
150       5%
MAX
  90%
MIN
                     
100         5%
MAX
  90%
MIN
                   
60         2%
MAX
      90%
MIN
5%
MAX
             
50             5%
MAX
    90%
MIN
5%
MAX
           
40               5%
MAX
        90%
MIN
5%
MAX
     
30                     5%
MAX
      90%
MIN
  5%
MAX
20                           5%
MAX
    90%
MIN
10                             5%
MAX
  90%
MIN

For product optimisation we reserve the right to change specifications.

Special sizes are available upon request.

MIN = Minimum

MAX = Maximum

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What is a stainless steel shot abrasive?

 

Perfect for tasks that require significant cutting or reshaping work, stainless steel shot abrasive is a high-performance type of abrasive material. This is used to ‘blast’ the surface of your desired material to prepare it for future treatment

Shot blasting involves the material in question being propelled at high speed towards the product being treated. This can be deployed in a device as heavy duty as an automatic wheel blast machine or handheld air blast systems.

This stainless steel shot is ideal for those working with non-ferrous products or more robust pieces that require a higher grade of treatment to ensure they are truly fit for purpose.

What can stainless steel shot abrasive be used for?

 

As stainless steel is a hard wearing abrasive material, it’s perfect for deployment in sectors where the material in question is equally hard to treat. This makes it ideal for die cast products and materials such as zinc and aluminium that are durable but need additional care to properly clean or repair.

This is particularly effective within the automotive industry, where the highest standards of surface preparation are required. Failing to do so will lead to a poor quality product, disappointed customers and loss of reputation. This makes choosing a hard wearing abrasive essential when it truly matters most.

The durability of the metal also makes it suitable for pre-coating tasks – something that’s crucial in the transportation and construction sectors. It can also play a helpful role when it comes to dealing with brass and stainless steel forgings, allowing you to achieve the finish you require without sacrificing quality or control.

It can also be used as an alternative to glass bead blasting abrasives and for aluminium rims sandblasting and painting.

 

What are the benefits of stainless steel shot abrasive?

 

Using our Amachrome product carries a number of benefits, some of which include:
High performance: Choosing a stainless steel metal reduces wastage and maximises effectiveness.
Cost Effectiveness: Selecting the right manufacturer and grade effects the total cost of the blasting process, not just the price of the abrasive.
Less dangerous than finer materials: The slower breakdown rate stainless steel shot abrasive eliminates the risk posed by high levels of fine dust from other types of material – ensuring that you and your team operate in a healthier environment.
Rust-Removal: Selecting a stainless steel material is prefect for removing rust from your surfaces and ensuring they are properly pre-treated for powder coatings or other uses you may have in mind for them.
In addition, at Ervin we will be able to supply follow up support – giving you guidance about the right material, process optimisation and approach to take for your project – ensuring the highest standards are maintained at all times.

 

Why choose us?

 

At Ervin, we fully understand the needs of the modern industrial marketplace and always provide our customers with blasting solutions that are robust and fit for purpose. If you want to find out what solution is right for you, try our solutions finder to ensure that your approach is right for your project.

If you need additional help, please do not hesitate to contact us and let our team know exactly what you need.