Specialist in the manufacture, assembly, sales and support of diamond tools and equipment Diamond Products, says that it has noted a significant increase in the sale of its Diamatic range of equipment and vacuum dust control systems since launching these products at the bauma Africa trade fair in September last year.
Diamond Products directors Brian Clark and Darryl Gray tell Engineering News that this success has been achieved despite the competitive nature of the local capital equipment industry, which is under pressure “from inferior, cheap Chinese products”.
Clark notes that the equipment is being used by several flooring contractors to grind and polish concrete floors in many different applications throughout Southern Africa.
He highlights that Diamond Products, which is the sole licenced distributor of the Diamatic floor preparation equipment, supplies the equipment to the local and broader Southern Africa markets from its distribution centre in Jet Park, on the East Rand.
“Diamond Products supplies a full range of grinding and polishing equipment, including diamond tooling, such as Quickchange polishing pads. We also supply various professional floor polishing companies and specialist epoxy flooring applicators. The rand values of these contracts vary from project to project, depending on the size of the floor,” Clark adds.
Technical Specifications and Benefits
The Diamatic floor preparation, grinding equipment and vacuum dust control systems, which are imported from the Netherlands, are available in various forms – ranging from single-head 220 V electric systems for small jobs applications to triple planetary head 380 V systems for large projects,” says Clark.
Gray adds that the easy-to-use Diamatic grinders are designed for dependability, while providing efficient, cost-effective results, with minimal environmental impact.
“The Quickchange range of consumables, in conjunction with the Diamatic systems, delivers optimal surface preparation in several applications, including the pre-application of coatings, the removal of old coatings, the cleaning and removal of paint and glues, as well as the grinding and polishing of concrete, asphalt, natural stone and terrazzo,” he points out.
Clark states that Diamond Products offer a complete solution for improving the aesthetics and functionalities of concrete surfaces in residential and architectural applications, as well as of commercial and industrial sites.
Moreover, he emphasises that the Diamatic surface preparation equipment offers the major benefit of being dust free during an operation that entails the equipment being connected to any of the Diamatic dust collectors.
“This factor is important, as it expands the possibilities and application fields in which Diamatic equipment can be used, particularly in areas where dust would not be tolerated or where the dust could have hazardous implications,” says Gray.
He adds that the company has developed its range of dust collectors to work optimally and also to allow for total safety when using the collectors’ complete high-efficiency particulate absorption filters on hazardous materials.
He adds that Diamatic equipment is simple and robust, with the training of operators in the techniques of correctly polishing and grinding only taking a day.
Additionally, Clark notes that Diamond Products also offers a full range of Quickchange diamond floor pads to accompany the Diamatic equipment range.
“The pads are specially designed to fit a universal adaptor plate that fits not only the Diamatic range but also the majority of other grinding machines in South Africa. The pads use industrial diamonds, which ensures it lasts longer and creates smoother finishes,” he adds.
Clark says the universal adaptor plate offers customers a high-quality alternative at a discounted rate, which could reduce the overall cost of floor polishing projects by up to 30%.
“Another advantage of the Quickchange diamond floor pads is the simple, quick and effective change system, ensuring reduced labour when changing diamond grits, thereby ensuring a healthier working environment for floor-grinding operators,” Gray concludes.