Focusing on continuous product development, enabling customers to make efficiencies and control costs while delivering a high quality finish, Mirka UK will be presenting a host of sanding and polishing innovations at W14 in October at the NEC in Birmingham on stand 6E619.

For the first time at W14, Mirka will be presenting its air sanding technology. The Mirka Pneumatic Random Orbital Sanders (PROS) are effective and durable tools for professional sanding.

They are ergonomically designed and made from lightweight, hi-tech materials to create tools with optimal strength and user comfort.

These machines are built for maximum dust extraction at low suction power and have a low noise level even when operating at their 12,000rpm maximum.

Deros, the world’s lightest electric sanding machine in its class, featuring a brushless motor combined with patented driving technology, will be available to test drive.

The sander plugs into an ordinary power supply, making it easy to move around, and is suitable for multiple sanding operations producing a highly effective smooth finish. 

It delivers a rapid, efficient, consistently powerful performance comparable to a conventional 500W electric machine, even under heavy load, and is economical to use, reducing energy costs.

Its ‘closed construction’ prevents dust from entering the motor, avoiding typical wear and tear damage experienced by electric machines. Deros’ low profile delivers good control over the sanding process and its two-hand, ergonomic grip – effective for heavy sanding applications – combined with its low noise and vibration levels, reduces arm fatigue and minimises the risk of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. 

Mirka’s next generation dust-free Abranet Ace will be on display, designed to increase production and speed for tougher, more demanding sanding applications in a variety of industrial sectors, whilst reducing costs. 

With a grit range of P80-P800, this premium net product features ceramic grains that deliver a faster, more aggressive sanding operation.  The improved robust grain impregnation prolongs the life and ensures fewer sanding defects and less grain breakage. 

The tougher velour backing provides better disc grip adhesion and enhanced edge wear, making Abranet Ace more effective and longer lasting – and its highly visible reverse side print pattern is much more user-friendly.

The high gloss solutions kit will be demonstrated on Mirka’s stand offering a quick, simple and cost-effective system that enables customers to high gloss a range of lacquered surfaces and solid surface materials. 

The kit offers two processes – a single compound polishing method involving more sanding; and a two-compound polishing process involving more polishing. Both procedures can achieve a 95-98 gloss following the simple pictorial chart included in the kit. 

The set contains everything required for ‘the complete solution’ from the patented Microstar film discs, polishing compounds, microfibre cloths, Abralon finishing discs, mops and pads through to the correct backing pad for the polisher.  Customers can also purchase a Mirka 180mm professional polisher in a case to accompany the kit at a reduced rate when purchased together.

Also on show will be Mirka’s Ultimax wide belts, which are manufactured using a groundbreaking new production process called Selective Coating Technology (patent pending).

This features a series of tiny cavities designed into the abrasive material which work to prevent clogging efficiently.

This innovative new technology, along with special abrasive grains, produces aggressive performance and excellent edge wear resistance while keeping the sanding surface cool. Together these features ensure a longer lifespan and reduced material usage per job. The belts are available in grits P80-P180, P240-P320.

In addition, Mirka’s new abrasive film product, Microstar, designed for mattening and paint rectification of top- and clear coat applications, will be on display in belt format.  Microstar has a special stearate layer and a smooth film backing. 

Used for dry sanding only, this product has a high quality finish and lasts longer as it doesn’t clog as easily as traditional products. It produces a fine scratch pattern that is easy to polish out and is recommended to be used with a 5mm interface pad.