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Tumbler Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial tumbler manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source tumbler manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These tumbler companies can design, engineer and manufacture tumbler to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these tumbler manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of brass tumblers, glass tumblers, and plastic tumblers.

  • Addison, IL 708-343-6900

    When it comes to tumblers we have some of the best available on the market today. We are dedicated to bringing only the best in quality, reliable service to our greatest asset, our clients. The fact that we’ve been in business for over twenty years contributes greatly to our place in the worldwide market. For your convenience however we focus on North America, Central and South America. In doing this it guarantees that we are everywhere you need us to be! Email us today for more information.

  • North Kingstown, RI 401-398-0045

    OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. is a world-class supplier of mass finishing equipment and supplies. Our primary products include centrifugal disc, drag and stream finishing machines to meet all of your deburring, polishing, grinding and honing requirements. Put us to the test by taking advantage of our free, no obligation sample processing.

    OTEC Precision Finish, Inc.
  • Kalamazoo, MI 269-344-3878

    As a leader in vibratory finishing equipment since 1965, CLM VibeTech offers the best features in today’s mass finishing industry, designing & producing a full line of industrial vibratory finishers. We also service & restore nearly any brand. Many styles of deburring to polishing equipment, drying machines, combo machines, secondary equipment & all the media & compounds to complete your process.

    CLM VibeTech, Inc.
  • Brea, CA 866-204-7068

    De-burring parts using abrasive blasting cabinets is a very common solution to an old problem, it can be batch loads using tumble barrel blasting machines, manual siphon or direct pressure models and even micro models using direct pressure or siphon delivery. Flash de-burring rubber using plastics is also very common with our Hailstorm model. Media Blast has a full range of models for each and every type of abrasive delivery system allowing us to remove almost any burr.

    Media Blast & Abrasives, Inc.
  • Warminster, PA 267-803-2851

    With our commitment to excellence, we are determined to bringing you only the best tumblers available. Our qualified technicians work constantly to enable us to bring you the most advanced products available on the market. With over two and half decades of experience we are sure to be able to help you find the right products to suit your needs. We have made it our personal mission to ensure only the greatest service for our valued customers. Email us for more information or visit our website!

    Finishing Associates, LLC
  • New Milford, CT 800-423-0697

    At A. E. Aubin, we offer a full range of deburring equipment that that has been trusted by multiple industries since our founding in 1959. Our experts will work with you every step of the way to determine the best deburring equipment for your application. Turn to us today for high quality solutions!

    A.E. Aubin Company
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Choosing the Right Tumbler

Tumble polishing is a technique for smoothing, polishing ordeburring finished materials; a tumbler is the medium in which this all takesplace. A tumbler is most commonly thought of as a barrel or drum that is turnedhorizontally on its side. This is called a rotary tumbler. A rotary tumblerrotates or revolves on two parallel revolving shafts. This kind of tumbleroffers distinct advantages and disadvantages. Rotary tumblers are often easierto load than other types of tumblers and they range in capacity of just acouple pounds to large industrious ones that may handle several hundred pounds.These tumblers are commonly thought of first because the same technology thatis used in large industrial facilities is used in children’s’ rock polishers.These polishing machines require minimal attention and are a great way topolish stones and metals. Some disadvantages may be that these tend to takelonger time sometimes weeks at a time and they can be quite noisy. Although,many machines include a rubber lining used to help minimize noise.

The other most common type of tumbler is a vibratorytumbler. Unlike the rotary tumbler a vibratory tumbler barrel remainsstationary through out the tumbling process. Vibratory tumblers generally comein two varieties one being mechanical; these use a motor to maintain thenecessary vibrations. The second type is electrical which uses magnetic energyto keep the machines shaking. In a vibratory tumbler objects retain theirshape. For example if you put a cube in a vibratory tumbler, it’s going toremain a cube, where as if you put a cube in a rotary tumbler it eventuallywould have its edges worn smooth. With vibratory tumblers they are able to getresults quicker generally than rotary, but then again that’s all relative towhat you are tumbling. Either type of tumbler you go with is going to shake,rock and roll your parts to whatever the desired smoothness may be.

Tumblers

Tumblers are one of the main components of finishing equipment and deburring equipment, the barrel or drum in which the objects to be finished are placed. The two main types of tumblers are rotary tumblers and vibratory tumblers, and both are used extensively in parts finishing and polishing operations. A tumbler can come in many different sizes depending on its intended application. Tumblers for stone polishing hobbyists will be smaller than those used for industrial parts cleaning.

Tumblers are barrels with a plastic or rubber lining that is typically removable for easy cleaning or replacement. Lining the barrel helps to reduce the noise produced by tumbling or vibrating. Tumblers use tumbling media or deburring media in the process of finishing in order to create friction with the unfinished metal or plastic parts, jewelry, rough stones etc. Common types of abrasive media include steel, plastic pellets, ceramic particles, walnut shells and corn cob media, which all have different levels of hardness and abrasion. When the abrasive media is placed inside the barrel, the friction created by the motion of tumbling helps to burnish, polish and clean the parts’ surfaces. Industrial manufacturers use rotary tumblers with wet media for mass parts cleaning, polishing and cement mixing, while vibratory tumblers are used with more abrasive media for mass finishing and deburring.


Rotary tumblers are hexagonal or cylindrical tubs that spin horizontally, causing the parts and tumbling media to mix and be cleaned, polished and deburred. The speed of rotation depends on the size of the barrel, and the hardness of the materials, and the level of finishing desired for the parts. Vibratory tumblers use the motion of vibration to cause friction between the abrasive media and the parts. A cyclonic downward motion is caused by the vibration, and the resulting friction causes deburring and polishing. Construction of tumblers needs to be considered in light of barrel capacity, both in terms of load and volume and engine size and the resulting speed of motion or vibration. Tumbling can be a long process and therefore it is important that the motor responsible for the tumbler is able to handle continuous duty. Motors often come with a cooling option to avoid overheating.  Tumbling can be a dry operation, or a lubricant such as water can be added to encourage polishing. In which case, tumblers will have a drainage capability to allow for the removal of the liquid and grit. Although small rotary and vibratory tumblers are largely becoming the tools of hobbyists, industrial parts manufacturers and machinists still use tumblers for mass finishing and cleaning.



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