London, England: Foley United is adding three new grinders to its range, including its first spin only grinder – the ACCU-Spin 622 SO.
A mission to offer a machine for every budget has seen Foley United raise the minimum expectation for grinders on the market by following its own in-house standards of ‘Good. Better. Best’.
This follows the principle that sharpening cylinders through spin only grinding is ‘Good’; sharpening cylinders and removing taper is ‘Better’, and sharpening cylinders, removing taper and adding relief to OEM spec is ‘Best’.
A Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, Foley United says it’s advancing spin grinding to a new level of speed, simplicity and unmatched performance.
The new ACCU-Spin 622 series is packed with design features only available from Foley United.
The Patented Rear Roller Mounting System locates the reel by the rear roller, minimising issues that can arise when locating the reel by the front roller and is standard on all Foley United table top reel grinders.
The Live Shaft Spin Hub design effectively and efficiently produces a sharp edge in a shorter time.
A huge benefit of the new 622 series is that all the features from the SG and SGR models can be added to the base unit as an aftermarket purchase, if and when they are wanted. These features include the LED Gauging that gives the operator an easy visual adjustment process ensuring the removal of taper and a perfect cylindrical grind every time.
Also available is the Auto-Index Relief Assembly. This has long been recognised as a labour-free system that allows hands-free blade-to-blade indexing, making the final step to returning reels to OEM specs a simple, effortless process.
This trio of reel grinders all provide a high level of health and safety with the machine doors greatly reducing noise during grinding whilst simultaneously reducing any risks to health by preventing exposure to dust and vibration.
For Ian Robson, Managing Director at Foley’s United Kingdom distributor, ProSport UK, the introduction of the new machines has given his customers a far greater choice when it comes to finding a grinder to match their needs and budget.
“I think the most important thing about the new 622 series is the minimum standards have been raised,” said Robson. “Spin only grinding has been popular for a long time and whilst Foley are big advocates of relief grinding they now provide the best professional spin grinder on the market.
“Allowing customers the option to add to the base model gives greater flexibility in terms of budgets and grinding requirements. There’s already been a lot of positive feedback about that as we now offer even greater choice, with more Foley models for every budget and every grinding method.”
Joining the new machines is the economical but full featured ACCU-Sharp 618 precision reel grinder. As well as the ability to do touch-up spin, it also can perform gauging and relief grinding and has an optional bed-knife grinding attachment.
The 618 is the perfect entry level grinder and is the ideal choice for operators with a limited budget or smaller operations that perform limited grinding or as an alternative to purchasing used equipment.
The final addition is the ACCU-Pro 661 AT/MT bed-knife. Like the 618, it has all the features required of a professional grinder but at a lower price point. Two versions are available – the AT (automatic traverse) and the MT (manual traverse).
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