Mass Finishing Compound
The compound is an integral component in the vibratory finishing process. Burnishing and polishing becomes impossible without the application of the appropriate compound, and this also effects standard deburring applications. The compound maintains the media’s abrasive qualities in order to assure the abrasive efficiency of the process. Application of compounds can be done either automatically at previously established dosing levels by an integrated metering pump, or added manually to a process. Specially developed compounds are made available for specific materials and tasks.
- Cushioning of the grinding process for delicate work pieces
- Adhesion prevention of flat work pieces which tend to stick together
- flat work pieces which tend to stick together • Corrosion protection
- Brightening and smoothing
- Removal of oxidation layers
Mass Vibratory Finishing
Vibratory finishing allows a large quantity of parts/components to be refurbished at the same time. This process is determined by the interplay between finishing machine, chips, compound and water. During this process the chips act on the parts/components like numerous little files which operate continuously in multiple directions. This typically replaces hand deburring or manual refurbishment of components individually.
Circular vibrators are the most widely used mass finishing machines. All over the world, they have become an indispensable tool in the metal processing industry. These multi purpose finishing machines can be used for a multitude of components and finishing objectives.
They can be used either as low cost “stand alone” machines or in interlinked, fully automated production systems. Its applications range from rough cut-down applications all the way up to generating a pre-plate surface finish or high lustre “super finish”. GT provides a full range of Walther Trowal vibratory and mass finishing applications, which have been through an extensive array of research and development to bring customers modern, high performance and reliable circular vibrators.
Mass Vibratory Finishing Media
Due to the numerous processing possibilities of vibratory finishing technology, it is necessary to choose from a multitude of different media to suit every unique component in order to achieve the best possible result.
GT offers a comprehensive range of vibratory finishing media with different grinding and polishing performances in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Media composition can range from ceramic, plastic, metallic to even organic. The two most common classifications of vibratory finishing media are Ceramic & Plastic.
Ceramic – Ceramic vibratory finishing media can be used for processes varying from heavy grinding applications to fine polishing processes.
Plastic – Plastic media is mainly used for gentle surface finishing, especially for softer, non-ferrous materials such as die castings. They are selected according to the required grinding performance and desired surface smoothness