PORTER-CABLE unveiled the latest innovation in sanding today with its Low Profile Sander during the 2008 International Builders' Show (IBS) at Booth W1501 from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16 in Orlando, Fla. The new sander, models 390K, 392 and 394, feature a new patent pending ENDURATECH motor technology for improved productivity, durability and control. The ENDURATECH motor, rated at three amps, uses brushless technology that reduces the number of wearable components by 71 percent - giving the motor 5 to 10 times longer life in testing compared to traditional palm grip sander motors. Besides increased durability, the Low Profile Sander features two innovations for improved results: electronic load control and electronic motor braking. Electronic load control helps maintain pad speed by monitoring motor output and increasing power under load conditions whereas traditional random orbit sanders slow down as bias (or down force) is applied to the tool. In testing, the sander removed material up to 42 percent faster than traditional random orbit sanders. Electronic motor braking stops the sander almost immediately - 73 percent faster than traditional sanders during testing - so the user can safely set the sander down without waiting for the pad to stop. As for its unique shape, PORTER-CABLE borrowed from the low profile design of pneumatic sanders to leverage the ENDURATECH motor and reduce the tool's overall height. The lowered center of gravity places the users' hand 31 percent closer to the material being sanded for improved ergonomics and a smoother finish.