Finishing Machinery

What Works Best?

COMPARISON OF FINISHING MACHINES


Equipment in order of decreasing cycle time
MACHINES ADVANTAGES LIMITATIONS PICTURE
Tumbling Barrel • Low Capital Cost
• Low running cost
• Can use for dry process.
• Long process cycle.
• Chances of components damage.
• Noisy operation.
• In process inspection not possible.
• Separation of parts from media is cumbersome.
Vibratory Finishing Machine • Faster processing than hexagonal barrel.
• Can handle vary small to medium size parts.
• In-Process Inspection
• Inbuilt media to parts separation possible.
• Economical for general purpose work, heavy deburring, continuous processing, and continuous inspection.
• Full automation Possible.
• Batch or continuous operation.
• Cannot handle very long parts
• Noisy unless Sound Cover is provided.
Tub Finishing Machine • Faster processing than hexagonal barrel.
• Can handle small to very large and very long parts.
• In-Process Inspection
• Batch or continuous operation.
• Slower than Centrifugal and Disc Finishing Machines
• Noisy unless sound cover provided.
• External material handling generally required for large parts.
• High capital cost.
Disc Finishing Machine • Process time less than Vibratory Finishing Machine.
• Superior Finishes
• In-Process inspection
• Automation Possible
• Versatile, can handle fine finishing to heavy stock removal.
• Can handle precision and thin parts.
• Suitable for very small parts only.
• Higher Media wear rate.
Centrifugal Finishing Machine • Process time less than Vibratory & Disc Finishing Machine.
• Finishing better than Vibratory & Disc Finishing Machine.
• Can handle precision and thin parts.
• Versatile - can handle fi ne fi nishing to heavy stock removal.
• Suitable for small parts only.
• No in-process inspection.
• Loading & Unloading time is high.
• Cannot handle very long parts.