Abrasive Finishing Systems Ltd.

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With many years’ experience in the abrasives industry, Abrasive Finishing Systems have both the knowledge and experience to be able to advise you on all your polishing and finishing needs.

AFS are the UK and Ireland operation for Cibo Abrasives, the market leaders in forward thinking technical solutions for all of your abrasive needs.

Abrasive Finishing Systems offer sales and technical advice by email, phone and via on-site visits to help with process and application solutions, with excellent support from a team of enthusiastic national distributors.

Our professional abrasive finishing machines, kits and abrasive products offer solutions to the most common finishing problems: weld removal, satin finishing and mirror polishing tubes, fillet welds and mitres. As well as having this range of knowledge and ability we also have extensive stock of standard sized products.

At AFS we work hard to fulfil your expectations by ensuring excellent customer service, selling only the highest quality abrasive products which will do the job and by providing training and product demonstrations on-site or in their fully equipped demonstration centre on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

Abrasive Finishing Systems are passionate about helping you achieve a perfect finish or improve your processes and have technical abrasive solutions to not only solve your problems but exceed your expectations.

Abrasive Finishing Systems Demonstration Centre

Demonstration Centre

At Abrasive Finishing Systems we pride ourselves on our extensive range of abrasives and machines designed to solve even the most challenging finishing problems.

Our demonstration centre is well stocked with machines and abrasives along with unfinished samples of pre- welded and flat stainless steel. In addition we encourage you to bring your own ‘live’ samples. We can demonstrate techniques such as weld removal, grinding, satin finishing and mirror polishing on flat and curved metals, on internal and external corners, on tube and pipe work using hand held and stationary machines and weld de-bluing.

The demonstration centre at AFS has 3 distinct demonstration ‘zones’:

Stationary Finishing Machine and Abrasives

For grinding, buffing and finishing stainless steel, aluminium, brass and other metal tube and pipe, whether straight or curved.

Garboli LPC300 can be seen in use on shaped tubing using PG730 compact grain and other coated abrasive and surface conditioning belts.

Hand Held Machines and Abrasives

This area includes portable machines for solving all of the common grinding and finishing problems:

Finitube for tube and pipe polishing with coated abrasive, surface conditioning and felt belts.

Finit Easy for fillet weld grinding using unitised, convolute and felt wheels.

Finimaster for satin polishing and brush finishing using a range of abrasive types which include coated abrasive and surface conditioning belts; cloth, combination and tex flap wheels and associated products such as the Inoxitape for creating that elusive perfectly mitred corner.

Inoxigrinder and Finipower stainless steel and variable speed angle grinders which allow a perfect polished finish on stainless steel due to the slower speeds available. These can be seen in use with the Rapid Combination Discs, ceramic and Trizact™ discs, unitised and felt discs.

Weld Cleaning

Do you ever suffer from weld blueing? We can demonstrate an easy and effective way to remove weld discolouration:

The Electro-Wand is used with an active solution which is slowly applied to the work-piece. Upon completion of the process the weld discolouration has been removed.

Please contact us by telephone on 01677 470795 or email sales@abrasive-systems.co.uk  and tell us which finishing problems you need to find a solution for and we will be happy to book you in to our demonstration centre.

nd tell us which finishing problems you need to find a solution for and we will be happy to book you in to our demonstration centre.

Time Saving Kits

Time Saving Kits from Cibo Abrasives: Complete Solutions In a Box - 6 Time Saving Kits designed to make the satin finishing and mirror polishing of stainless steel easy.

Each Kit includes detailed instructions, downloadable full colour process information and full length training video showing the process from start to finish. Showing the amazing results when using the Time Saving Kits.

Each Kit tackles a problem area, the difficult to get to corners in both mirror and satin finish.

InoxiClean Restore Products

InoxiClean Restore is a new 100% biodegradable fast and safe way to clean rust and other contamination from stainless steel, aluminium and copper. Simply spray on, wait for 5 minutes, rub and rinse or wipe clean and your surfaces will be deep cleaned, it's original appearance and lustre restored.

Because InoxiClean Restore is not harmful to man or the environment it is safe for use in kitchens, on industrial cookware, food containers and in swimming pools as well in tougher environments for example renovating and maintaining street furniture, machinery, vehicles and outdoor furniture.

It works as a deep cleaner, working far into the pores of the metal removing acid rain, soot, fine dust, corrosion, dirt, oil and other unwanted contaminants which can affect the look of stainless steel. But in addition InoxiClean Restore applies a protective layer which repels water and dirt, keeping it safe from corrosion and dirt for longer. For a better understanding of what causes stainless steel to rust and how the InoxiClean Restore products work.

The reasons to use Inoxiclean Restore product are it gives fast effective removal of rust and other contaminants while returning the metal to it orginal appearance and a lustre to stainless steel.

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