November 8, 2010
For surface finishing applications on pipe and handrails, CS Unitec's new Pipe-Max combination weld seam grinder and pipe sander makes weld seams invisible and can produce satin to mirror finishes on stainless steel, aluminum, and high-quality metals, the company states.
With a 14.5-amp, variable-speed (950- to 3,500-RPM) electric motor, the tool deburrs, grinds, and polishes closed and open pipe constructions from 0.375 to 12 in. diameter. It weighs 11.25 lbs.
The unit features a continuous sanding belt speed adjustment from 33 to 100 FPS to accommodate the pipe material, as well as a continuous belt-tightening adjustment to suit the pipe diameter.
A gas pressure cylinder system enables uniform grinding. The soft, elastic return roller allows the tool to adapt to pipe contours as well as flat surfaces. The drive roller has replaceable rubber rings to keep the grinding belts from slipping.