Deburring machinery are machines that are used during the secondary machining process in order to achieve a smooth final surface. This can be after a number of different manufacturing techniques such as drilling, forging, stamping, molding, machining, or just about any other form of material manipulation that leaves behind a rough and unfinished surface. The reason being that these processes often leave behind a raised edge, sharp edge, bump, burr or seam that can sometimes interfere with the overall task of the object. This interference could lead to operational damage, or even injury. This is why having proper deburring machinery is crucial for a wide range of industries and applications.
There are a number of different processes at play within deburring machinery, from buffing and polishing to vibratory finishing. All of which are utilized in order to remove any burrs or imperfections on the surface of a part or product. Deburring machinery itself is a rather broad term as you can find large, industrial sized machinery all the way down to small hand-held pieces of machinery which get the job done within certain applications. These hand-held tools are great for products or intricate parts which are rather fragile and would risk damage by going through an industrial sized deburring machine which has everything from wheels to belts and vibratory tools. Deburring works on a wide range of materials from metals to even wood, no matter what material you are working with it is important to achieve a smooth finish in order to prevent injury and ensure that the product will be able to perform within its own application to the best of its abilities.
Industrial washers are parts washing equipment that use methods such as water, ultrasonic blasts, agitation, and aqueous chemical solutions to effectively clean parts. It is possible to design these washers to function as a multi-stage process that encompasses cleaning, deburring, drying, surface treating, and powder coating all in one. There are other pieces of parts washing equipment that function as an aqueous, single-step parts washing tub. Other types of industrial parts washers utilize non-aqueous solutions such as vibration cleaning, laser ablation, acoustic cleaning, and vapor cleaning when aqueous cleaning is not appropriate or possible.
Until recently, the majority of aqueous parts washing solutions have been chemical based. However, new regulations regarding the safety of workers and the environment have been on the rise. These regulations have led manufacturers to use organic solvents much more frequently. Another method of parts cleaning that has been increasing in popularity is ultrasonic cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaning is a new and innovative method that significantly cuts down on costly and harmful waste, because ultrasonic cleaners require only a fraction of the amount of solvent concentrations that traditional parts washers use. Ultrasonic cleaners use tiny air blasts against the parts’ surface. These air blasts enable the machine to effectively clean crevices that other cleaners cannot reach. Ultrasonic cleaning is used by various industries whose products have little to no tolerance for parts contamination, such as the automotive industry. Manufacturing automotive parts requires the utmost precision. Contaminants such as shavings, oil, grease, and foreign chemicals can be a costly hindrance to the smooth operation of machinery, and at the very worst, a danger to those who operate them. Industrial parts are capable of thoroughly cleaning parts and saving money. Therefore, industrial washers are a necessity in the process of manufacturing quality parts. Other industries for which industrial parts washers are essential include electronics, dental, surgical, and medical parts washing.
The term "sandblast equipment," or blaster/ machinery, applies to a wide variety of tools and equipment designed to use sand (or a similar material) to clean or resurface industrial products and components. To do this work, sandblasters participate in the process of sandblasting, also known as blast cleaning. Sandblasting is an abrasive blasting process that propels materials at a high pressure and high speed to smooth out rough surfaces. Note: Sandblasting has become the blanket term for all media blasting processes, though it technically refers only to media blast processes that use sandblasters and silica blasting media.
Ultrasonic cleaning equipment consists of a number of specialized cleaning machines that are used to clean a variety of parts and products. They harness the power of ultrasonic sound frequencies provided by transducers to convert electricity into intense frequencies that cause the formation and implosion of minuscule bubbles in a liquid cleaning medium. The bubbles perform a scrubbing action that reaches into grooves and hidden parts of products that are immersed into an agitated fluid. The frequencies of the sound waves are used in the ultrasonic cleaning equipment to adjust the size and amount of cavitation or the formation and collapse of the bubbles.
Ultrasonic cleaning equipment has multiple benefits, including accuracy, consistency and speed. Ultrasonic cleaning equipment is also more environmentally-friendly than using chemical solvents or hazardous chemicals. Unfortunately, tightly bonded soils, greases, and contaminants cannot always be removed with the use of ultrasonic cleaning equipment alone but combining aqueous cleaning techniques with ultrasonic cleaning technology has been found to be an effective and environmentally-safe method of cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaning equipment is capable of cleaning individual parts as well as multiple items simultaneously and is used in a variety of both commercial and industrial applications. Jewelry cleaning, window blind cleaning and golf club cleaning are all completed with commercial ultrasonic cleaning equipment. Industrial applications include automotive parts, critical and precision cleaning and pre- and post production cleaning.
All ultrasonic cleaning equipment consists at the least a transducer, a generator and an immersion tank. The tank ranges in sizes from small and portable to industrial tanks. They may be long and narrow or rectangular depending on the application. The parts that require cleaning are placed into the tank which contains an ultrasound conductive fluid. There are three commonly used cleaning mediums: hot water cleaning, which uses a heated water stream; aqueous cleaning, which uses a water-based ultrasonic cleaning solution and solvent or vapor cleaning, in which the solvent is evaporated then condensed onto the surface of the parts. The process begins when there is cavitation. Cavitation is caused by the transducer which, depending on the equipment used, is either mounted directly in the tank or placed inside during operation. When the transducer introduces ultrasonic sound waves into the stainless steel tank, countless minute imploding bubbles release both energy and heat to provide a highly efficient method of scrubbing exposed and concealed surfaces of the immersed parts. There is a direct connection between how the frequency and the number of implosions which allows for a high level of control; high frequencies ideal for the removal of very small particles without harming the surface of the parts and equipment being cleaned.