How Sparx Works _ Commercial
At the heart of the Sparx Skate Sharpener is a 40mm diameter grinding ring. The Sparx Grinding Ring is a replaceable component inside the machine that shapes the Skate's blade into a concave profile so that the skater can glide easily across the ice while also being able to stop and make turns.
60Sharpenings per average ring
12Hollow Options AvailableA micro-chip inside every grinding ring monitors its life, telling you when it should be replaced by alerting the sharpener's interface display.
Our patent pending skate clamp design perfectly aligns the skate to the grinding ring, eliminating the challenges posed by varying blade types and thicknesses.Skate CompatibilitySize Compatibility
*Adapter required. Not compatible with all blades
The Carriage moves the Grinding Ring across the skate blade with consistent pressure, translation speed, and RPM. This consistency ensures a smooth surface finish and that all skate blade profiles (a.k.a. rocker) are preserved from the first sharpening to the hundreth and beyond.
Protective Slot Covers
The simple to use Protective Slot Covers cradle both ends of your skate to provide a completely safe sharpening experience.
As an added safety precaution, LED lights on the Slot Covers will flash if they have not been fully closed around the skate and the sharpener will fail to operate until they've been closed.
Interface & Electronics
Custom electronics developed specifically for Sparx help make it easy and safe to operate.
Continuously controls and monitors sharpenings and safety features.
Simplified User Interface
A simplified user interface allows Sparx to be intuitive: Adjust number of sharpening cycles, Monitor the life of your Grinding Ring, Receive safety alerts, and Sharpen all from the control pad
Integrated Filtration System
Dust accumulation is inevitable in skate sharpening. But we've got it covered. Literally.
Enclosed is a removable tray and Particulate Filter that collects and filters dust, keeping your Sparx Sharpener and its surroundings clean and tidy.
Alignment of the Sparx Sharpener is typically performed once when the machine is first set up and then checked over time to ensure that the system hasn't drifted. Unlike existing skate sharpening machines, Sparx doesn't require a skate to be sharpened to confirm and adjust the alignment. There is also no need to realign the machine when swapping out Grinding Rings or sharpening skates with different blade thicknesses.