New Equipment: June 2010
June 1, 2010
The new Lavina Pro line from Superabrasive features more horsepower and an improved operation and driving system to match the new level of performance and productivity. Along with the standard sizes of floor polishers, Braxton-Bragg will also carry the latest addition to the Lavina family of machines, the Lavina 7 Pro - a brand new corner machine.
Lavina floor polishing machines are planetary movement machines featuring 1, 3 and 6 heads. The planetary motion results from the friction between the tools and the floor, which allows the tools to spin either clockwise or counterclockwise. This way the tool will not force itself against the surface’s resistance. Instead, it alternates directions and jumps from high to low points rather than from low to high points.
All Lavina models except the corner edger can be used for wet or dry applications. The wet set-up is enhanced by a self-leveling skirt that prevents slurry from spraying out, a centrifugal force that removes the slurry under the machine and ensures a clean contact between the diamonds and the floor and water cycles that deposit the water on the periphery of the working area. The dry set-up is also complemented by a self-leveling skirt that prevents dirt/dust from spraying out and two hoses located at the bottom of the machine that absorb the accumulated dust and ensure a clean contact between the diamonds and the floor surface.
On all Lavina machines, the tools touch the rim of the skirt. This way, the only distance between the tools and the edge of the working surface is 5 mm or 1/5 inch (thickness of the skirt). Most other machines have a 2-inch gap, reports the manufacturer. The small 5-mm distance keeps operators from having to do the edges by hand or with an additional machine, thus saving them time and money, according to the manufacturer.
The Phantom SL3 from NSI Solutions is a “quick-change” abrasive system designed specifically for use with the Seam PhantomTM, but is equally useful for other purposes such as top and flat edge polishing. Features include: a dynamically balanced adapter to minimize vibration and a single attachment method, where once a pad has been used, it will always go on the same way, the manufacturer reports, eliminating the need to index the pads. Additionally, the Seam PhantomTM has the ability to be used with minimal water, and it facilitates pad changes when used with the Seam Phantom, as there is no need to back off the tool to switch to a different pad grit. The machine is available with 2-inch cup wheel for making a back bevel cut with Seam Phantom.
Flow International Corp. announces the launch of the Paser® 4 Ultra Component Life (UCL) abrasive waterjet cutting head. Designed by the company that invented abrasive waterjet cutting, the Paser 4 UCL improves cutting performance and lowers operating cost, the manufacturer reports.
Flow’s waterjet expertise, extensive testing and R&D have led to one of the latest abrasivejet enhancements - the Paser 4 UCL cutting head with a low profile water on/off valve, reports the company.
Whether the Flow pump is rated at 40,000 psi, 60,000 psi or even at Flow’s industry leading 94,000 psi, Paser 4 cutting technology delivers optimum cut quality, speed and operating efficiency. Orifice life is increased three to five times while abrasive consumption is reduced, resulting in substantial savings.