In the last decade we can appreciate top quality alumina balls producers competing with poor quality alumina balls manufacturers or distributors who are selling poor quality products at a very low price, introducing in the market a new concept called “Low cost” alumina grinding media. This mentioned commercial strategy generates a lot of confusion and problems to the non-specialized end-users due to the great difficulty to distinguish the quality of the final product.
All high-end manufacturers should differentiate their high quality products from their low cost competitors. It is crucial to prevent the sector of high density alumina balls from these intruders, since not all products on the market meet minimum levels of quality, demandable to a technological product such as alumina balls.
The only way that manufacturers can facilitate this task for our customers is with the care, protection and enhancement of our brand. Something very common in other types of products such as technological equipment (computers, mobile phones…), cars or sportswear, where everyone knows the difference between different brands in terms of quality and price. Following the same line, producers of high density and range of alumina must fight to get positioned within a select group of brands.
In order to offer a high density and quality final product, it is necessary to achieve some premises that are not always available to all manufacturers: * extensive technical knowledge of ceramics and advanced ceramics * use of high purity raw materials with particular specifications, * technologically advanced machinery, * perfectly formed and prepared workforce, * optimal management of resources, * exhaustive control of different manufacturing processes, etc …
Achieving all these assumptions in order to get high quality balls, entails the increase of production costs to those manufacturers that focus on high standards of quality comparing the above mentioned “low cost” producers.
As manufacturers it is our aim to inform our clients and potential customers about this issue and try to help them discerning between different kinds of balls existing in the market today.
That is why the Technical Department of Hito Technical Industries offers its clients and potential customers all the necessary technical support in order to demonstrate high quality level of our products and facilitating the necessary resources and tips in order to get the best possible use of our products during the milling process. Our laboratory is well equipped in order to perform any industrial tests comparing different range of alumina grinding media.
In addition, Hito Technical Industries technicians usually travel to our customer plants to develop optimization studies and improve their milling processes, offering personalized attention unlike those low-cost producers.
Manufacturers/distributors of premium quality alumina grinding media should begin to unmask those Producers/ agents, which penetrate the markets with very low quality products that greatly damage the prestige of our output. In order to begin to perform this task, we have the most powerful weapon we have: our Brand.
Hito Technical Industries, as a world leader in the field of grinding media, with excellent inputs to the market (such as the development of Bauxite balls (BTC) and 82% alumina balls) has again revolutionized the industry, this time in the Cement sector, with the presentation of a ceramic ball to replace the steel balls for the fine grinding of the cement.
By replacing the traditional balls of steel by our ceramic balls, a great reduction of costs of the grinding process is achieved due to the reduction of electrical consumption, longer life of the grinding bodies and the improvement of quality of the ground product.
For further information on this new product do not hesitate to contact the Technical Department of Hito Technical Industries, S.L.