Venice, Florida, April 4, 2016 – Draygon Inc. has introduced a new walk-behind grinder that promises to outperform competing grinders while keeping harmful silica dust out of the air and workplace.
Draygon, known for innovative approaches to modifying and improving equipment for the floor surfacing industry, has developed a powerful propane grinder with a modular plate system that can hold up to 12 diamond tools, and paired it with a light-weight but efficient dust extractor, to create a smooth, polished surface in less time while maintaining a dust-free workplace.
The grinding plates are designed to create a vortex that pulls dust up through the plates and into the dust extractor for dust-free dry grinding. Each plate holds up to 12 tools, and each tool can contain up to 10 segments. With as many as 120 diamond tool segments at work, the Draygon♦Shine works faster, never labors the motor, and creates a smoother surface. The faster grind speed and greater diamond contact on the floor surface creates more heat, so Draygon developed the driver plates to cool the tools for longer wear. Draygon♦Shine is available with 6 different quick-change tool systems The HD vented driver is available with magnetic mounts for a grind flat mill while the vented suspension hook tool holder will reach low spots on uneven floors..
The flexible design of the Draygon♦Shine allows a variety of uses, including surface prep for coatings, removing old mastic, glues and thin sets, and rough grinding to finish polishing of concrete, terrazzo, and natural stone. It is available with a 27”, 21″ or 17″ wide head, and includes an eight-gallon water tank for jobs that require wet grinding or additional weight.
Draygon paired the grinder with an S36 dust extractor and a C-3000 pre-separator from Pullman Ermator. The system is able to grind a lot of concrete, so the pre-separator keeps the job flowing and greatly reduces the need to clean or change the HEPA filters in the dust extractor. The S36 uses 3 HEPA filters tested to 99.9% @ 3 microns.
“Everyone who has seen the system in action has been amazed,” according to Draygon’s founder and president Ray VanKouwenburg. “They start out expecting that a fast grind will leave a rougher surface and more dust on the ground, but the Draygon♦Shine can go to a super polish with a smoother, flatter profile in a fraction of the time a conventional grinder/polisher would take”.
Draygon Inc. has consistently placed strong emphasis on worker safety and environmental responsibility. The Draygon♦Shine joins other Draygon innovations in the floor surfacing industry, including a propane-driven ride-on grinder available with wet or dry modes and a unique magnetic tool change system.
For more information about Draygon Inc. and the Draygon♦Shine system, call 1-800-724-3610 or visit the website at www.draygon.com.