HIGH ENERGY SYSTEMS

A separate classification of mass finishing equipment is high energy equipment.  High Energy Mass Finishing equipment differs from standard tumble barrels and vibratory systems in that the amount of force or energy imparted on the work piece is far greater.  Desired results are achieved in far shorter cycle times.  High energy equipment can be a great solution for parts of high value or parts that require a high polish or cut that cannot be generated by a standard vibratory or tumble system.

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Types of High Energy Systems:

High Frequency Finishing Systems

High Frequency Finishers are bowl type systems in which the machine provides a very high frequency of vibration while the parts are fixtured in the bottom of the work bowl.  Walther Trowal initially developed this process to process the complex geometries of automotive wheels.  Walther’s MV units are great solutions for parts that require a high level of polishing and are typically high dollar value work pieces.  Cycle times tend to be longer with High Frequency Finishers but can yield results that are difficult to achieve in other mass finishing processing.   Finishes typically only found in hand belting, or hand polishing can be achieved in these systems.  Polishing or cleaning of molds and dies are other processes that are ideal for an MV system.

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Centrifugal Disc Systems

Centrifugal Disc Finishers are bowl type systems in which the walls of the bowl are stationary and the bottom of the bowl, separated from the fixed walls, is a spinning disc.  The RPM of the disc can be varied to accomplish different levels of finishing depending on the process requirements.  These systems are available in stand alone, batch style units and are also available in completely automated systems.    Work pieces that lend themselves to disk finishing are typically smaller parts that require a high level of processing, or a long cycle time in a standard vibratory finishing mill.

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Drag Finishers

Drag Finishing is a simple concept.  A work piece is fixtured in a set position and dragged through a dead mass of media.  As the work piece is pulled through the media a tremendous amount of work is being done to the part. The fixtured work piece can stay in one position during the cycle or it can be set to index or turn during the cycle.  Typically drag finishing is a process used for high value parts.  Examples of parts that have been finished in drag finishers are orthopedic implants, aerospace components, boat propellers and furniture hardware.  When a desired finish calls for a high level of grinding or polishing, drag finishers can produce astounding results.

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Centrifugal Barrel Systems

Centrifugal Barrel machines are a high energy version of the very old style tumble barrels.  Typically there are a number of smaller barrels mounted between two turrets on a centrifugal barrel system.  As the main turret unit turns in one direction each barrel turns in the opposite direction.  The amount of g force generated in a centrifugal barrel system is considerable.  A centrifugal barrel system is a batch type system.  Loading and unloading these systems needs to be factored in as they can be somewhat labor intensive.  However they can produce very high polish results that simply cannot be duplicated in a standard, old style tumble barrel.

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