If you have ever worked with metal parts, you know that it can be difficult to remove burrs and sharp edges by hand. Not only is this a time-consuming process, but it can also cause repetitive stress injuries to the hands of the operator. To eliminate this problem, metal finishers can use a vibratory deburring machine to reduce manual labor and provide a superior finish than is possible with the human touch.
The vibratory deburring machine uses tumbling and vibration to remove the excess sharp edges from metal parts, leaving them with a more polished finish. The process works by placing the parts inside a container with tumbling and polishing media. An off-center revolving weight is then mounted on the tub, producing an effective shaking action that scrubs the tumbling and metal parts together, removing burrs and sharp edges and creating a smooth finish.
These machines are ideal for industrial finishing applications because of their size and power. They are commonly used in CNC milling and laser cut / waterjet cutting operations. The deburring process can be run either in a continuous flow mode or in a batch operation. This allows the operator to process a whole lot of parts at one time without having to worry about the finishing process being interrupted by other machine operations.
Vibratory deburring machines are highly efficient and can improve surface finishes up to 15 times faster than manual polishing. They can be used for a wide range of tumbling, burnishing, deburring, cleaning and degreasing applications. This includes but is not limited to edge deburring, blending, burnishing, super-finishing, radiusing, descaling, degreasing and rust inhibition.
Many manufacturers offer customization options to their customers to meet their specific needs. This allows metal finishers to have a system that is tailored to their needs, making it easier to use and providing them with a return on their investment. Some of the most popular customizations include automation, wash and rinse bars and rust inhibiting stations.
This is just one of the many reasons why vibratory deburring machines are so popular in a number of industries. They are cost-efficient, durable and work well for a variety of jobs. They can even replace expensive hand deburring methods and deliver results that are impossible to match by the human hand. Plus, they can be set up right next to CNC machining centers and not disturb the operators. Vibratory deburring machines also seldom breakdown and are easy to keep in working condition with very little maintenance needed.