New grindings pads that re flexible and used for hand-held grinding machines have been launched for industrial applications.
A new range of flexible grinding pads for use on hand-held grinding machines has been launched by Diamond Products, specialists in the manufacture, assembly and sale of diamond tools and equipment for industrial applications.
Brian Clark, Director at Diamond Products, notes that this new range of flexible, metal dot pads, consists of round diamond segments housed in a flexible rubber pad and operate on the same system as the company’s range of flexible polishing pads.
“The system uses a rubber backing pad which has Velcro on the front and is screwed onto the grinder,” he explains. “The flexible polishing pads attach to the front of this backup pad making for ease of change between grit sizes. Until now, if a job required pre-grinding, a cup grinder was used.”
The pads are available in four different grit sizes, 30 grit, 60 grit, 150 grit and 300 grit and can be used for grinding off excess material, to remove foreign material on the concrete surface and for pre-grinding before commencing with polishing.
According to Clark, the flexible grinding pads are suitable for floor grinding, tool mark removal, and preparation for decorative concrete resurfacing. “They offer the user a faster grinding speed and longer product life,” continues Brian. “They are also ideal for use on concrete, granite, marble and terrazzo and are ideal for marble work because, unlike a cup grinder, they do not have rigid segments and therefore leave a far smoother finish on rounded surfaces.”
Brian also highlights that the new range of flexible grinding pads from Diamond Products form part of the company’s ever expanding flooring and polishing range. The flexible grinding pads are currently only available with a diameter of 100 mm for use on small grinding machines, however, the product range may increase in the future. “Before introducing larger grinding pads to the market, we will first determine the demand,” he concludes. “There are several operations that make use of larger pads, and we might expand the range depending on the demand from the local market.”