Chicago Pneumatic has added nine new products to its range of CP3550 grinders and sanders.
Harald Odenman, product marketing manager at Chicago Pneumatic said: “The expansion to a 17-model range allows perfect matching of applications and tools. These innovative products score highly over competitors in terms of performance and ergonomics. Their superior power creates greater torque for faster material removal rates, making users more productive. Efficiency is further boosted by easier tool handling and control, with better comfort. This allows fast, precise work and reduces operator fatigue.”
A six inch angle grinder has been added to the existing five models with four to five inch wheels. Four new die grinders – two standard and two extended – join the previous angle die grinder. These come complete with an Erickson 200 collet for attachment of ¼ inch and six mm mounted points and carbide burrs. The two current five inch angle sanders are now complemented by two new tools for use with seven inch abrasive pads.
The other two additions are low-speed sanders, whose gearboxes generate high torque with reduced speed (3,000 rpm) for polishing or delicate applications. They operate with seven to nine inch sanding wheels or flapwheels and – like the angle sanders – give a choice of models with ⅝ inch or M14 shaft threads. Designed primarily for high-output work environments like foundries, casting plants, fabrication shops and shipyards, CP3550 series tools are also ideal for production and maintenance operations involving cast iron, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, alloys and composites.
Typical tasks include deburring, contouring, chamfering, fettling, weld seam removal, surface preparation, cleaning, polishing and finishing.
According to Chicago Pneumatic, tests against direct competitors using the CP3550 series with its 1.5 hp, 1100 W governed motor delivered material removal rates over 50 per cent higher – and in one case over 80 per cent.
Advanced features on all models include a rotating inlet swivel which enables free maneuvering and avoids hose knots. The streamlined safety lever found on each tool can be operated comfortably, even in thick gloves, and is easily directed downwards. Small diameter handles give a comfortable grip, while a thermally insulated composite over-sleeve avoids the discomfort of handling cold tools over long periods. Meanwhile, silencer foam technology reduces noise emissions.
Downtime for accessory changes on CP3550 angle grinders and angle sanders is reduced by a fast and simple spindle lock feature requiring just one wrench. Keyless angle grinder guard adjustment – unique amongst direct competitors – enables quick changes, even when wearing gloves, to suit different work positions and to deflect sparks safely.