Impressive concrete grinding performance with a remote controlled Schwamborn grinder
Schwamborn sets standards in health protection with remote-controlled machines and optimised dust reduction
Machining floors, walls and ceilings is a mechanical process that inevitably generates dust. This is not only hazardous to health, but also means that it is harder and harder to find workers who enjoy performing this activity.
Furthermore, in order to maintain productivity, necessary renovation work in industrial halls must increasingly take place during ongoing operations – the "Schwamborn System" now offers new and impressive solutions for all of this.
Dust reduction on construction sites is one of the top issues of our time. After all, high levels of dust concentration endanger the health of workers and result in increased cleaning effort. This leads to unwanted and excessively long interruptions of operations and construction delays.
The most obvious and best solution is to prevent the dust that inevitably arises from the work from escaping to the outside in the first place. "Basically, this was the last technological weak point of modern grinding technology. Because due to the increasingly differentiated grinding tools, such as diamonds or pads, which are tailored to specific substrate conditions, as well as the ever-increasing surface performance of hi-tech grinding machines," emphasises Schwamborn CEO Eckart Schwamborn, "a high level of efficiency is now almost guaranteed with a perfect configuration of machine and tool."
In recent years, Schwamborn has therefore focused more and more on the subject of health protection and ergonomics with its own research and development department. The result has been, firstly, the development of remote-controlled grinding machines such as the Schwamborn DSM RC series, which not only reduce workers' levels of exertion but also their dust exposure by keeping them away from the grinding process.
The next step was to develop new industrial vacuum cleaners and dust extractors whose performance and thoroughness can result in dust reduction of up to 99.999% via a three-stage HEPA filter system. The industrial vacuum cleaners in the Schwamborn STS range are all equipped with these high-performance particle filters. Almost all models even have H certification and meet the highest standard.
"In the end, however, it was not the machine performance of the vacuum cleaners that was the problem here either," explains Eckart Schwamborn, "but primarily the connections between the machine, dust separator and vacuum cleaner, which rarely withstood the dynamic movement of the grinding machines." Therefore, as a final step towards optimising dust reduction, Schwamborn has developed a machine-hose adapter system that reflects the reality on the construction site and is easy to implement in practice. "Our new suction system is a considerable workload easement on the construction site. This increases the likelihood that it will actually be used in practice," explains the CEO, of the Swabian mechanical engineering company, alluding to the often neglected handling of dust reduction on construction sites. This is not least due to the often impractical handling and the time required.
The system consists of a very easy-to-use click system, anti-static hoses and a robust quick coupling system for hose extensions. In combination with remote-controlled grinding machines and powerful industrial vacuum cleaners, a system has thus been created that enables the best possible dust reduction, even during heavy grinding work, with all the advantages described.