New machines blast off

Blastrac has introduced grinders, scarifiers and a walk-behind scraper.

The Blastrac POD-2000 is a virtually dust-free grinder, with patent-pending Point of Development technology that allows grinding dust to be collected immediately. The machine features high-velocity dust ports that rotate with the diamond tooling. While other diamond grinders allow dust to get airborne, POD technology lets air constantly circulate through the diamond tooling, keeping the diamonds clean and cool and extending their lifetime by 25 to 30 percent. Because dust is collected as it forms, no cleanup is required. The POD-2000 gets within 2 inches of walls, grinding 500 square feet to 700 square feet an hour with a 22-inch cleaning pass.

The new Blastrac BMG-2500MKII plug-style diamond grinder offers an improved dust control system and a new line of beveled segment diamond plugs that reduce vibration when grinding. The machine also cuts down on scratch marks when polishing. The dual-head machine cleans, planes, removes coatings and polishes. An optional slicing attachment is used for removing elastomeric and rubberized coatings and adhesives. Twin grinding heads produce a 22-inch grinding path, helping the machine’s production rate exceed 600 square feet per hour.

Also, the Blastrac BMG-435MKII planetary grinder is now available with new tooling and tooling-mount improvements. The new line of metal bond diamond consumables offer increased production rates and longer life. As for scarifiers, Blastrac has launched a new line of four performance-tested scarifiers that are economically priced. The scarifiers remove oil and other contaminates, smooth uneven surfaces and trip hazards, and cut safety grooves in ramps and concrete walkways. Each includes a quick lift-off feature and microdepth control. The 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch scarifiers are available in gas or electric, while the 7-inch is electric only.

Finally, the Blastrac BS-180 is the first walk-behind floor scraper developed for removing hardwood and ceramic tile flooring. The scraper is self-propelled with forward and backward range. Blade sizes vary from 2 inches to 16 inches, and the tool can remove 600 square feet of ceramic and hardwood flooring per hour.

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