With the addition of nine new products, Chicago Pneumatic has created a comprehensive range of grinders and sanders meeting managers’ need to increase productivity while offering operators comfort. Its expanded CP3550 series promises high-quality finishes with minimal effort, thanks to powerful and easy-to-handle metal-working tools offering intensive industrial durability at an accessible price.
“The expansion to a 17-model range allows perfect matching of applications and tools,” says Harald Odenman, product marketing manager at Chicago Pneumatic. “These innovative products score highly over competitors in terms of performance and ergonomics. Their superior power creates greater torque for faster material removal rates, making users more productive. Efficiency is further boosted by easier tool handling and control, with better comfort. This allows fast, precise work and reduces operator fatigue.”
The New Additions
A 6-inch angle grinder has been added to the existing five models with 4-to-5-inch wheels. Four new die grinders – two standard and two extended – join the previous angle die grinder. These come complete with an Erickson 200 collet for attachment of ¼-inch and 6-millimeter mounted points and carbide burrs. The two current 5-inch angle sanders are now complemented by two new tools for use with 7-inch abrasive pads.
The other two additions are low-speed sanders, whose gearboxes generate high torque with reduced speed (3,000 rpm) for polishing or delicate applications. They operate with 7-inch or 9-inch sanding wheels or flapwheels and, like the angle sanders, give a choice of models with 5/8-inch or M14 shaft threads. Designed primarily for high-output work environments like foundries, casting plants, fabrication shops, and shipyards, CP3550 series tools are also ideal for production and maintenance operations involving cast iron, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, alloys and composites.
Typical tasks include deburring, contouring, chamfering, fettling, weld seam removal, surface preparation, cleaning, polishing and finishing.
Delivering High Power
The CP3550 series with its 1.5 hp, 1100 Watt governed motor delivers high power compared to many direct competitors. In tests against those products, material removal rates using CP3550 tools were over 50 percent higher – and in one case over 80 percent.
Advanced features on all models include a rotating inlet swivel – found on no other comparable tool at this power level – which enables free maneuvering and avoids hose knots. The streamlined safety lever found on each tool can be operated comfortably, even in thick gloves, and is easily directed downwards. Small diameter handles give a comfortable grip, while a thermally insulated composite over-sleeve avoids the discomfort of handling cold tools over long periods. Meanwhile, unique silencer foam technology reduces noise emissions.
Downtime for accessory changes on CP3550 angle grinders and angle sanders is reduced by a fast and simple spindle lock feature requiring just one wrench. Keyless angle grinder guard adjustment – unique amongst direct competitors – enables quick changes, even when wearing gloves, to suit different work positions and to deflect sparks safely.
A Complete Range For High-Quality Finishes With Minimal Effort
“With CP3550 series tools you get a lot of power, performance and ergonomic features at an affordable price,” says Odenman. “They also save on operating costs, thanks to a 1,000-hour maintenance interval and a tough construction designed for long life and reliability in demanding industrial applications. Best of all, you can now meet all your grinding and sanding needs through one complete range of compatible pneumatic tools which give you a great finish quality with great ease.”
About Chicago Pneumatic
Since 1901, the Chicago Pneumatic name has represented reliability and attention to customer needs, as a global manufacturer of power tools, air compressors, generators, light towers, and hydraulic equipment for professional and industrial applications. It represents products that are engineered for high performance. In addition to pioneering design, high-impact technology and durability, Chicago Pneumatic means customer value. Chicago Pneumatics’ team of people start every single day with a passion to research, develop, manufacture and deliver new products that are meant to meet your needs not only today but tomorrow as well. Chicago Pneumatic has consistently practiced their brand promise — People. Passion. Performance. At Chicago Pneumatic, our goal is to deliver best-in-class global service and local support to our vehicle servicing, industrial and construction customers through a dedicated product portfolio and a strong network of authorized distributors.