Our Automated Deburring plant has a combination of bowl type and rectangular type vibratory finishing machines. We also have corn cob dryers utilizing bowl and auger type dryers. The vibratory equipment ranges in size from 2 cu. ft. to 100 cu. ft.
The combination of the media provide the necessary elements to successfully finish the part. The bowl type vibratory finishers have an eccentric mounted weight mounted inside the center section of the bowl. This weight provides the spiral vibration action necessary to deburr and clean parts.
The vibratory action can be adjusted to control metal removal and feed rate for separation of media from parts. The media and the parts move around the bowl in a circular spiral motion. A typical ratio of media volume to parts volume could be 3:1 to 6:1 depending on the part configuration and desired finish.
There are many media choices in the configuration and material substance. These choices include aluminum oxide, metal, plastic and ceramic. The configuration can be of any size and shapes; such as cylindrical, triangular, rectangular, etc.
Media is selected to produce the desired result. For example, plastic media could be used for light to medium deburring and would also be suitable as a pre-treatment for painting applications. For burnishing and minor edge-breaking-case hardened steel, media could be used.
Chemical compounds and rust inhibitors are added at a metered rate to facilitate the cleaning action. Each system has a simple control panel. Certain aspects of the process must be controlled: RPM, media attrition, and media size and shape to prevent lodging in holes and crevices. Our large 50,000 sq. ft. facility with 7 docks and two shift operations enables Automated to turn parts in 24 hours. The plant is ISO 9002 registered and, of course, service is the name of the game.
Our Automated Deburring plant has a number of parts tumblers. These machines range in various sizes. Parts are placed in the tumbler along with water, media, cleaning compounds and rust inhibitors.
Tumblers are generally used for medium to large, less-fragile stampings as a pre-treatment for the next operation. This method of deburring and cleaning really compliments our vibratory finishing and shot blasting operation.
Vibratory and Tumbling Equipment: