Polishing of Automotive Wheels

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R 150/2 DL vibratory system with two external motors mounted on processing bowl
R 150/2 DL vibratory system with two external motors mounted on processing bowl

 

Alloy Wheel polishing has been significantly improved by optimising both the processing times and final results. These improvements have been achieved by mounting two motors on the process bowl, providing a stronger and uniform circulation of the grinding and polishing media.

Conventional machines have only a single motor in the centre and on more complex designed alloy wheels, additional machine inertia is desirable.

At the start of the finishing process, the work pieces are bolted  into the vibratory processing bowl. This secure connection ensures that the processing media reaches the smallest cavities in the work pieces without lodgment. Furthermore, it facilitates an intensive “rubbing” action between media and work pieces resulting in a highly-effective processing and achievement rate.

Conventional machine with only one motor in the centre
Conventional machine with only one motor in the centre

As an option, this machine can be equipped with a pneumatic valve lifting device. This allows the vibratory media to automatically exit the machine, which greatly facilitates the work piece handling.

Applications of R 150/2 DL vibratory system:

  • Wheels
  • Impellers
  • Hydraulic pump housings
  • Rotationally symetrical components

Process Steps:

cutdown

 

Step 1: Cutdown (heavy grinding)

 

 

smoothing

 

Step 2: Smoothing (fine grinding)

 

 

polishing 

Step 3: Polishing (high gloss finish)

 

 

Click here for further information on alloy wheel polishing

 

SANDRA PHOTPost written by
Sandra Banks
Personal Assistant / Digital Marketing

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