Who should use the Scan Combifex 18?
The Scan Combiflex 18 is part of the family of 18-inch grinding and polishing machines from Scanmaskin. At 210 lbs it is perfect for mid-size jobs where extra grinding power is needed.
The Scan Combiflex 18 is great for light coating removal as well as grinding and polishing of concrete, terrazzo, and natural stone surfaces. This unit can also be used for grinding hardwood floors when equipped with our wood tools and sanding pads.
Although conditions will vary greatly from job to job, most contractors have been pleased to report production rates of around 300 to 550 square feet per hour.
What are the power options?
This 110V model runs on just 15 amps, making it ideal for use on residential jobs.
Is it easy to use?
When it comes to using the machine, the controls couldn’t be simpler. Just press the green button to start the machine, and the red button to stop it.
Simple twist knobs control the direction and speed of the spinning heads. You can easily switch the direction of the grinding heads to ensure longer life and even wearing of your diamond tooling. This maximizes their use and saves money in the long run. You can also adjust the speed between 300 to 1,100 RPMs, letting you dial in the perfect cutting rate.
Don’t I need more horsepower?
When it comes to choosing a grinding machine, many contractors mistakenly think that horsepower is most important. Don’t be fooled.
Scanmaskin engineers discovered that most grinding equipment is terribly inefficient. They rely on tension belt systems that need to make up for the loss in power by having larger motors that produce more horsepower. But because of their inefficient design, all that extra power isn’t directed at the floor—it’s also directed at the operator who has to lean against the machine and fight it as it kicks and bucks.
Scanmaskin equipment features a highly efficient patented drive system that uses less horsepower but delivers more torque on the floor—not on your hip!
Why do you make such a big deal about the drive system and grinding heads?
The unique free-standing planetary drive system of the Scan Combiflex 18 requires very little maintenance and provides improved torque for great grinding and polishing performance. Simply put: it’s superior engineering that delivers better results on every job.
The 3-head planetary system holds up to 9 tools. Unlike other systems that require a screwdriver, Allen wrench, and hours of struggle to attach tooling, the Scan Combiflex lets you easily tap on and tap off your tools.
Another unique engineering element of the Scan Combiflex 18 is that the heads feature spring steel disks, not rubber flex systems like most other grinders on the market.
After thorough side-by-side testing, Scanmaskin engineers discovered that the spring steel disks were far superior to the traditional rubber flex systems found on most other grinders. They provide increased durability and better, more consistent grinding. They can be configured to increase or decrease head flexibility as well, something rubber flex discs can’t do.
Spring steel disks are perfect for any type of grinding application, from aggressive surface prep to providing that fine finishing polish.
What maintenance will this machine need?
The Scan Combiflex 18 is designed to not only be durable, but to also require very little daily maintenance.
We recommend opening up the control box before each job to check for accumulated dust. If any dust is present, use a moisture-free air system to blow it out. This helps keep the motor clean and prolongs the life of the machine.
We recommend replacing the belt every 2 years or 5,000 hours. However, these belts are rated for up to 10,000 hours, so this is simply a precautionary recommendation that will help reduce maintenance costs and downtime in the long term.
When it comes to changing belts, by the way, Scanmaskin makes the process incredibly easy. Unlike other grinders that may take 6 to 8 hours or even require a professional mechanic to change the belt, Scanmaskin belts can be replaced in as little as one hour.
Is it easy to transport?
The Scan Combiflex 18 can be quickly and easily disassembled for transport. Simply release the quick disconnects to separate the grinding head from the handle.
The grinding head features solid steel handles, which make it easy to grab and lift the unit into a van, SUV, or even the trunk of a car.
How tough is this machine?
When we describe this machine as durable, we’re not exaggerating.
Unlike other units that feature plastic or fiberglass parts, the Scan Combiflex 18 is made from solid steel – right down to the dust shroud. This unit resists dents, chips, and cracks, ensuring that it far outlasts the competition.
What about dust control?
Dust can be a major issue for other systems when it comes to dry grinding applications, but not for Scanmaskin equipment.
All Scanmaskin floor grinders feature a dust shroud made from solid steel. You won’t find duct tape on a Scan Combiflex unit. Unlike other grinders with shrouds made from plastic or fiberglass, our dust shrouds won’t chip or crack, and they do a far superior job of controlling dust and debris.
The Scan Combiflex 18 also has an adjustable thick rubber dust skirt, so you can position it flush against the floor, creating a better seal.
Lastly, the unit features a dual vacuum port for more efficient dust collection.
The combination of these features makes for virtually dust-free grinding and polishing. The result is a cleaner work area that takes less time to clean up and is safer for the operator and building occupants.
|RPMs||300 - 1100|
|Manufacturer Model Number||524515|
|Warranty Information||This product from Scanmaskin Sweden AB comes with a twelve month warranty. If the product does not function satisfactorily during this period, Scanmaskin will return the product to full working order for normal use which the product is intended for – with no charge for labor or spare parts, according to the following conditions: 1. The warranty only applies to persons that have legal right to the equipment during the warranty period. 2. The manufacturer's undertaking is limited to the repair of defective parts or the replacement of these according to the manufacturer's assessment. Costs and risks for transport as well as dismantling and reinstallation of the product / products and other direct or indirect costs, associated with the repair in question, are not covered by this warranty. 3. Periodic inspections, adjustments, maintenance work and changes are not covered by the warranty. 4. Scanmaskin is not liable for any damages to grinding discs or other similar equipment. original components, or incorrect use and installation. 5. The warranty only applies to material and design deficiencies and does not apply in the following cases: a. Damage caused through accidents, carelessness, changes, use of spare parts or grinding tools that are not original components, or incorrect use and installation. b. Damage caused by lightning, water, fire, vandalism, incorrect mains voltage, incorrect ventilation or other causes that lie outside of the manufacturer's control. 6. Scanmaskin reserves the right to modify the design – or make improvements without obligation to change previously manufactured products. 7. All warranty repairs must be carried out by Scanmaskin or by a Scanmaskin authorized repair workshop. Costs for repairs, carried out by an unauthorized workshop, will not be reimbursed by Scanmaskin. If such repairs damage this product these are not cover by the warranty agreement.|