THE Preparation Group has developed a solution for removing old, problematic floor adhesives and other sticky substances in the form of PCDs, polycrystalline diamonds that attach to a hand grinder or walk-behind grinding machine.
The Group is a leading expert in preparing, polishing and cleaning surfaces. So, to move away from traditional grinding methods, which have a tendency to generate surface heat the company's PCDs are designed to scrape rather than grind to efficiently ‘lift’ the material.
They generate less heat so all cutting edges remain clear. This also halts the rendering of the surface residue, which makes it softer and stickier.
Kate Walshaw, Hire Group Manager, said: "An example of PCDs in use is when a customer was presented with 50m2 of thick combed white adhesive that needed to be removed to install a DPM and levelling compound.
"He needed a process that would smooth and clean the surface. We recommended a triple tooth PCD plate attached to his STG450 machine and the material was quickly and effectively removed."
PCDs are available to remove thin or thick adhesives and in disc, shoe or plate format to fit a five-inch or nine-inch hand grinder, the STG450 machine, 180 and 250 grinders and all machines with plates that hold standard grinding shoes.
They are also interchangeable with regular grinding shoes so in this way, a floor can be cleared of adhesives using the PCD’s, and then the cup discs fixed to the plate ready for grinding. To save time, the PCDs can be left attached in the background.
The Preparation Group’s PCD accessories have many additional uses over and above adhesive removal, including the removal of other soft thick materials from latex, screeds and certain asphalts.
Kate added: "For Hire customers, the PCD plate adds yet another dimension to the already versatile STG450 multi-tasking machine."
For further information or a demonstration, call 01522 561460 or email: [email protected]