NEW POWERMATIC DRUM SANDER
FEATURES INTEGRATED LED CONTROL PANEL AND FEED LOGIC
LaVergne, TN – Powermatic® meant business when it gave the tagline, Exceed Your
Expectations, to its new PM2244 Drum Sander. This sander is loaded with
sophisticated features, including an integrated LED control panel and Feed Logic to
prevent machine overload, while providing optimal finishing results.
“Powermatic’s new 2244 Drum Sander provides shop owners with a user-friendly,
production-class machine that consistently provides exceptional finishes,” said Katie
Davidson, Powermatic’s Product Manager.
The PM2244’s integrated LED control panel improves the operator’s experience by
providing a convenient snapshot of the status of the power, the belt speed and the
sanding depth. The digital readout can be conveniently set to display material height in
either inches or millimeters, and can be zeroed-out at any point to accurately measure
sanding depth. Separate indicators show when the conveyor belt is moving and when
the sanding drum is rotating.
The Feed Logic system continuously monitors the load on the drum motor and
automatically regulates the speed of the conveyor motor to maintain the highest feed
rate without overload. When the Feed Logic control is active, the words will flash on the
display panel and the conveyor belt speed will self-adjust.
Another distinguishing feature of the PM2244 Drum Sander is the Parallelism Fine
Adjust. This feature allows the table to be adjusted relative to the drum carriage and
eliminates the need to adjust the entire drum carriage.
The drum carriage of the PM2244 Sander is constructed of cast iron for maximum
strength and consistent performance. The steel hood has a 4-in. dust port to collect
sawdust at its source, which helps prevent excess dust from escaping.
The drum sander’s conveyor system is built for strength. Its precision-flattened,
reinforced-steel conveyor bed is equipped with a no-give power feed belt to provide a
flat sanding surface. Included infeed/outfeed tables provide 37-1/2 in. of support when
running longer work pieces.
Independent feed and drive motors allow maximum sanding control. The 1-3/4 HP,
single-phase, 115V, TEFC sanding drum motor develops 1,720 RPM. The conveyor
speed is infinitely variable from 0-10 FPM. An emergency stop provides quick shut-off
of the conveyor and sanding drum. Indicators on the LED panel blink until both
conveyor and drum have come to a full stop.
The PM2244 has a closed stand that provides storage space for abrasives, and
integrated, locking casters facilitate moving the machine around the shop. The sander’s
assembled dimensions are 42-1/4” x 37-11/16” x 49-1/2” (L x W x H). The machine
weighs 328 lbs.
For more information and to locate the nearest dealer for the Powermatic Drum Sander
(Model PM2244, Stock Number 1792244, $2,499.99), visit www.powermatic.com. The
PM2244 Drum Sander is covered by a 5-year warranty