Set-Up/Diagnostic System helps user set up sander properly.

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Wide Belt Sander Set-Up/Diagnostic Device(TM) enables users to correctly set up, monitor, and readjust sanding head relative height and side-to-side settings. It can routinely monitor and adjust pinch roll and hold down shoe settings. Three models include: analog gauge, digital gauge, and digital readout with remote indicator. All feature 5 1/2 in. measuring head with spring loaded plunger, detachable 3-section handle, and heavy duty base.

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Carter's New Wide Belt Sander Set-Up/Diagnostic Device(TM) Improves Quality, Cuts Belt Costs

Grand Rapids, MI. - Carter Products has introduced a new product called the Wide Belt Sander Set-Up/Diagnostic Device(TM). They claim it will help contain abrasive belt costs by enabling users to correctly setup, monitor, and readjust sanding head relative height and side-to-side settings. It can also be used to routinely monitor and adjust pinch roll and hold down shoe settings, thereby avoiding a multitude of problems in processing material and achieving better, more consistent quality.

The concept was developed by Howard Grivna, President and founder of Sanding Systems Consulting and currently a consultant to the 3M Company. Long recognized as an expert in the sanding processes field, he is now involved in a working relationship that grants Carter exclusive rights to manufacture and market his new technology.

In his experience, Grivna found that 90% of multi-head sanders are improperly set up, resulting in high abrasive costs, poor quality, and waste. The new Wide Belt Sander Set-Up/Diagnostic Device, developed to address this problem, is offered in three versions in price ranges to meet various needs. Each come with a 5½" measuring head with spring loaded plunger, a detachable 3-section handle and heavy duty base. Patents are pending on each item. An invaluable Widebelt Sander Set-Up Guideline booklet is also included.

ANALOG GAUGE MODEL. Includes high precision rotating dial scale.
DIGITAL GAUGE MODEL. With highly visible LCD readout scale and electronic zeroing function.
DIGITAL READOUT WITH REMOTE INDICATOR includes measuring head with electronically linked easy-to-read LCD remote readout head and electronic zeroing.

In the future, Carter expects to introduce other mechanisms that deal with sanding. Carter has been a leading producer of woodworking machinery accessories since 1929. The company pioneered the advantages of guide line lights in the 1950s and laser lights introduced in the 70s. Besides the Wide Belt Sander Set-Up /Diagnostic Device, the current product line includes Industrial Band Saw Guides, Wheels and Tires; Band Saw Guide Conversion Kits for most popular saws; Stabilizer® Guides; Laser Guide Line Lights; 2-D Laser Projection Systems; Inspection Lights; the award-winning Flip-Pod® Vacuum Piece-Part Holding System for CNC Routers and other machine accessories.

For further information on their extensive product line, contact: Carter Products Company, Inc., 2871 Northridge Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 (616) 647-3380 o FAX: (616) 647-3387 o E-mail: or visit their website at:

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