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The 9 critical points to check you get the most out of your centrifugal disc finishing machine and process

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of centrifugal disc finishing: 1. Regularly Check That You Have Enough Media In Your Machine. 2. Check That The Media Condition Is Good. 3. Check You Have The Right Amount Of … Continue reading

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Centrifugal Disc Finishing Tip 9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same

  Sometimes things change … including the starting condition of your parts. Worn tooling, changes in manufacturing methods or materials or investment in a new manufacturing machine can result in you no longer getting a result from your mass finishing … Continue reading

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Centrifugal Disc Finishing Tip 8. Check You Are Following The Process Parameters

  It is said that where a human being is involved in a process there is typically a 3% risk of error. This is because we lose focus, become distracted and invariably seek to find a way to make our … Continue reading

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Centrifugal Disc Finishing Tip 7. Check The Machine Tub And Spinner Are In Good Condition

Over time the polyurethane tub and spinner will wear. This will happen more quickly with highly abrasive process media and with sharper / heavier components and very slowly with polishing processes (providing the correct ratios of parts-to-media are adhered to).

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Centrifugal Disc Finishing Tip 6. Check The Machine Is Running The Correct Way

  Occasionally machines are disconnected and wired back in (following relocation, repair, etc…). When this happens machines can have the electrical phases reversed and can run backwards. Whilst the machine will process you will find the result isn’t as good … Continue reading

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Centrifugal Disc Finishing Tip 5. Too Many Parts In The Machine

  When your process is first established a full load of parts should be calculated (be it 5,500 or even 5,000). This number of parts will be equivalent to a volume which then be added to the media to fill … Continue reading

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Centrifugal Disc Finishing Tip 4. Regularly Check Your Seal Gap

  The seal gap between the moving spinner and stationary tub (bowl) allows the process water, particles and any contaminants to be carried out of the bowl so the process can operate and perform to its optimum capability consistently.

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