Key Benefits

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

  • Lowest consumption
  • Highest productivity, lowest cost
  • Consistent abrasive performance
  • Reduced wear
  • Reduced dust and waste disposal
  • Local technical support

The Ervin technology for high carbon steel abrasives is the most advanced in the world. We manufacture to third party international specifications in Glaubitz, Germany.

This ensures AMASTEEL shot and grit is a consistently high quality martensitic abrasive. Continuous quality control, in combination with the cutting-edge production process, optimises durability and cleaning power.

After-Sales Support

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

Specifications AMASTEEL

Chemical Analysis

C0.80 - 1.20%
Mn(S70 to S110)0.35 - 1.20%
(S170)0.50 - 1.20%
(S230 and above, all grit sizes)0.60 - 1.20%
Si0.40% MIN
S0.05% MAX
P0.05% MAX

Hardness

S Shot & Grit40 - 51 HRC (390 - 530 HV)
M Shot & Grit47 - 56 HRC (470 - 610 HV)
L Shot & Grit54 - 61 HRC (570 - 720 HV)
H Grit≥ 60 HRC (700 HV)

Microstructure

Uniform tempered martensite

Density

Shot ≥ 7.0 g/cm³
Grit ≥ 7.3 g/cm³

SHOT mm 2.800 2.360 2.000 1.700 1.400 1.180 1.000 0.850 0.710 0.600 0.500 0.425 0.355 0.300 0.180 0.125
SAE 7 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 80 120
S780 AP 85%
MIN
97%
MIN
S660 AP 85%
MIN
97%
MIN
S550 AP 85%
MIN
97%
MIN
S460 AP 5%
MAX
85%
MIN
96%
MIN
S390 AP 5%
MAX
85%
MIN
96%
MIN
S330 AP 5%
MAX
85%
MIN
96%
MIN
S280 AP 5%
MAX
85%
MIN
96%
MIN
S230 AP 10%
MAX
85%
MIN
97%
MIN
S170 AP 10%
MAX
85%
MIN
97%
MIN
S110 AP 10%
MAX
80%
MIN
90%
MIN
S70 AP 10%
MAX
80%
MIN
90%
MIN

GRIT mm 2.800 2.360 2.000 1.700 1.400 1.180 1.000 0.710 0.425 0.300 0.180 0.125 0.075
SAE 7 8 10 12 14 16 18 25 40 50 80 120 200
G10 AP 80%
MIN
90%
MIN
G12 AP 80%
MIN
90%
MIN
G14 AP 80%
MIN
90%
MIN
G16 AP 75%
MIN
85%
MIN
G18 AP 75%
MIN
85%
MIN
G25 AP 70%
MIN
80%
MIN
G40 AP 70%
MIN
80%
MIN
G50 AP 65%
MIN
75%
MIN
G80 AP 65%
MIN
75%
MIN
G120 AP 60%
MIN
70%
MIN

Special sizes are available upon request.

Specifications

SHOT: SAE J444 & J827
GRIT: SAE J444 & J1993

AP = All Pass
MIN = Minimum
MAX = Maximum

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Steel shot blasting

Ervin can come to your assistance if you require world-class steel shot blasting solutions. Steel shot blasting is the ideal surface preparation method and is commonly used to remove sand, scale, rust, oxide, previous coatings and more. Steel shot blasting goes by many different names and is also referred to as shot blasting and abrasive blasting. The process often takes place in a blast room and automatic wheel machine and can be used to clean, strengthen and prepare metal. Surfaces can also be cleaned with grit before they are coated. Shot blasting is an environmentally friendly option that is used in a wide range of industries including the automobile sector, aerospace, rail and many more.

A cleaner, smoother surface

Steel shot blasting ensures scale, rust and other coatings are completely removed from a surface so new coatings can adhere to the steel. You can expect the coating to fail unless it is added to a clean and properly prepared metal surface. In steel shot blasting, steel is fired against the surface with compressed air or by machine blasting. Steel shot blasting is ideal for cleaning, smoothing and roughing a surface. The shots are delivered at high velocity so the right results can be achieved.

What happens during steel shot blasting?

During the process, small particles between 0.125-3mm in diameter are propelled against the surface. The bigger the pellets are, the rougher the surface will be. Opting for smaller shots will give you a smoother and more polished finish. Chilled iron grit can be used for certain metals but is not a suitable match for softer surfaces like aluminium. There are two main shot blasting technologies in use today, and these are wheel blasting and air blasting.

Our rich heritage

Ervin can help you achieve shot blasting solutions of the finest calibre. We have a century of experience behind us, having been first founded by John F Ervin in the early 1920s. The company remains in the family, and this is just one of many reasons why so many clients and customers choose us when they require shot blasting solutions from a brand they can depend on. We are more than happy to work with you to help you find the right cast steel abrasive (either steel shot or steel grit) for optimal steel blasting efficiency. When designing all of our products, they are carefully monitored to meet international standards and have production centres across Europe and the USA. Our solutions are delivered direct to customers via a robust network of trusted distributors.

Talk to Ervin today

When you opt for Ervin steel shot blasting solutions, you can expect to achieve a long-lasting finish of the highest quality. More and more big-name customers are choosing Ervin when they require steel shot blasting solutions. We are very confident that we can help you achieve your aims. We are here to help you meet your steel shot blasting requirements, no matter how complex or ambitious they are. To speak to a member of our sales team today simply give us a call, use our solutions finder or complete the short form on our website.

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