Mirka is upgrading its DEROS sander with the latest technology to safeguard users from HAVS (hand arm vibration syndrome), challenging the status quo in the marketplace by developing innovative products and tools to resolve key issues in production environments. 

The new Mirka DEROS has an integrated vibration sensor and is equipped with Bluetooth low energy technology which can be connected to a mobile device with the new myMirka app.

The myMirka app is available to download free of charge through both the Apple Store and Google Play. It indicates vibration levels on a colour-graded scale, and advises on how to lower the vibration if required. Additionally, the speed can be visualised in a separate graph. An in-app purchase will enable users to track the daily vibration in relation to European standards.

The Mirka DEROS has a low profile design, so the hand is close to the vertical surface, delivering good control over the sanding process. Its long body encompasses an ergonomic grip, which assists in reducing arm fatigue, minimising the risk of HAVS.

Craig Daycock, managing director of Mirka UK, says: “With our tools, we always aim to put the user first, from the design of the product to the high quality finish it offers, and the enhanced Mirka  DEROS is no different. The app development is the next stage in our continued investment in our product ranges and will assist in providing businesses with an insight into how sanding methods influence vibration levels.”