Casadei-Busellato has introduced the Libra 35 RTC 110 wide belt sander, featuring a 43” working width and two heads for sanding solid wood and veneer panels.
Casadei Machine product and distribution manager Thomas Tuck says the new machine is an update of the Libra 30. It’s been designed to accept a variety of materials and is especially suited for small- to-mid-sized shops tackling a wide range of work.
“Right now, a lot of customers are on a limited budget, so when they purchase a machine they want to make sure it’s going to do what they need to do now plus whatever is coming down the road in the next five years. For example, a residential manufacturer who is starting to do some millwork or a door manufacturer who’s adding cabinet parts,” says Tuck.
The machine’s flexibility is because of the second head, a combination drum and elastic segmented platen, that can be used for calibration and rough and finish sanding, according to Tuck. The platen gives users the ability to sand a range of materials with different hardness properties, such as soft veneer to red oak. The first head is a steel drum.
The machine sells for $31,250.
Contact: Casadei-Busellato. Tel: 336-854-1211. www.casadei-busellato.com
This article originally appeared in the September 2012 issue.