With a tag line like Exceed Your Expectations you better deliver some pretty amazing machinery and with a $2500 price tag the Expectations are going to be pretty high. From what we’ve seen the Powermatic PM2244 Drum Sander delivers well beyond just a high quality 22” drum sander. The LED control panel with digital readout and zero-out feature are nice to ensure accuracy. But the real feature that will truly give you a better final product is the Feed Logic which will actually detect overload and adjust the conveyor belt feed rate down to ensure the best possible finish. For more info on the PM2244 check out the videos below and Powermatic press release below that.
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.
Drum Length (In.) 22
Number of Sanding Drums 1
Drum Speed (RPM) 1,720
Drum Diameter (In.) 5
Conveyor Motor (HP) 1/30
Conveyor Speed (FPM) 0 – 10
Maximum Board Thickness (In.) 4
Maximum Board Width (In.) 44
Minimum Board Length (In.) 2-3/8
Minimum Board Thickness (In.) 1/32
Dust Port Outside Diameter (In.) 4
Motor Power (HP) 1-3/4
Motor Phase 1
Motor Voltage (V.) 115
Prewired Voltage (V.) 115
Motor Current (Amps) 14
Recommended Circuit Size (Amps.) 20