‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ couldn’t be more true than when watching the latest video highlighting the speed of MIRKA’s all new LEROS.
When it comes to the ability of the new MIRKA LEROS to slash sanding labour time, it’s not rocket science, it comes down to simple maths. Using the formula, pi r², to calculate the area of a circle, it’s easy to workout that the 225mm head of the LEROS actually sands over double the surface area, at any one time, compared with a conventional 150mm orbital sander. Cick here to watch the short video of the LEROS in action versus the MIRKA DEROS electric 150mm random orbital sander. Then, simply scale up those substantial time saves when sanding bigger surface areas.
Speed high or low
As well as being specifically designed for tackling larger surface areas, LEROS’s other ‘party trick’ is that it can reap those time savings whether the surface is high or low. Short for ‘Long Electric Random Orbital Sander’, that huge 225mm sanding head is mounted on a long, ergonomically designed shaft that gives it plenty of reach and even has an optional extension shaft if you need more length. Typically, this means the operator keeps their feet firmly on the ground where they can move quickly and effectively around the job, thus avoiding potentially hazardous elevated positions. LEROS is powerful and torquey, too. It’s driven by a 350W brushless electric motor and features 180° flexibility and a 5mm random orbital movement that delivers a perfect scratch pattern for automotive paint preparation applications. Weighing in at just 3.5kgs, it’s super easy to operate and manoeuvre. Thanks to the dual suction points and balanced, ergonomic design, forces are transferred to the sanding head where vacuum helps keep it firmly against the surface so the operator just needs to guide the tool around.
At the end of the day, when faced with sanding a large, relatively flat surface, from a trailer, bus or tram to a boat, train or yacht, using a LEROS is now the productivity standard and this video proves it. If you are still not sure, contact your PPG Territory Manager or the PPG Customer Service Hotline on 13 24 24 (Aust) or 0800 320 320 (NZ) to organise a demonstration.
The LEROS is available from authorised MIRKA distributors across Australia and New Zealand.