Dotco adds to surface prep line

  • March 29, 2017
  • ReMaTec News
  • Business Technical

Dotco Tools has launched a new line of sanding tools as part of its surface preparation portfolio for a variety of industrial applications. Material removal is a key part of many remanufacturing activities, and the manufacturer says that its range is designed to reduce operator fatigue. Dotco, part of Apex Tool Group, has added new random orbital and geared sanders, which it says give superior finishes on composites, solid surfaces, fiberglass, metal and stone, making them ideal for auto body, industrial and marine applications.

“Our new line of Dotco sanders is designed for operator comfort,” says Dave Bigg, Apex global product manager - pneumatic assembly and material removal. “We offer low profile, comfort grip and with wrist support that improves the feel and manoeuvrability of the orbital sander. This allows operators to work harder, for longer periods of time without wrist fatigue.” Built with hardened alloy steel cylinder and coated aluminium end plates to reduce the weight of the tool and further enhance its durability, the random orbital sander weighs 1.77lb and is 3.3" high. It generates .3 HP of sanding power and 12,000 rpm, which Dotco says means “operators can complete projects faster”. For heavy-duty levelling, sanding and blending, Dotco has introduced a two-handed geared sander. This will help tackle issues such as removing small welds, the company says. Both lines are available in central vacuum and non-vacuum options.