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Preventative Maintenance Enables Mass Finishing Equipment to Go the Extra Mile

Mass finishing machines are workhorses of industrial finishing operations, combining engineering expertise and often a hefty price tag. When preformed according to manufacturer recommendations, preventative maintenance can make a big difference in the length of time between design and decommissioning.

Not convinced? Think of your mass finishing equipment like a vehicle. What would happen if you never checked the air pressure in your tires, changed the oil, or replaced the brake pads? Eventually your vehicle would leave you stranded on the side of the road through no fault of its own.

Mass finishing equipment manufactured by a proven expert such as Rosler is just the same as a vehicle that didn’t get the care it deserved. Without preventative maintenance, your high-dollar investment will break down. However, by performing preventative maintenance according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, your equipment will operate like a well-cared for vehicle, extending the life and return on your initial investment.

Diesel or unleaded fuel, anti-lock or drum brakes, manual transmission or automatic, preventative maintenance varies by vehicle type. Here are considerations for preventative maintenance based on your specific mass finishing equipment type.

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Optimized Finishing Processes Can Reduce Operational Costs

You don’t throw your media out with the waste water, so why would you purchase new mass finishing equipment or muddle through with an inefficient process when optimization can extend the life and enhance the effectiveness of your processing equipment?

Whether a result of increased production needs or in response to poor performance, optimizing your mass finishing process is a great way to reduce operational costs and lower your equipment’s total cost of ownership.

A Proactive Approach

Revising a process to meet increased production demand is a cost-effective way to not only improve your processing times and results, but also increase and prolong your equipment’s usefulness.

Let’s say production has been steadily building over time. How do you know if it’s time to evaluate the process?

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8 Considerations When Purchasing a Rotary Vibratory Machine

Buying Mass Finishing equipment, as with all investments, can be a bit overwhelming at first.   There will surely be a number of suppliers and machine types available to you.  In order to ensure you get the best value for your money we recommend you consider the following when purchasing a rotary vibratory machine:

Movement– Appearances can be deceiving, don’t be fooled into thinking all machines are the same just because the look similar.  Always test the machine and its processing ability before you buy!  Test its amplitude, see how regular the movement is, is it consistently driving the same way?

Strength and durability – Check how heavy the machine is, usually you’ll find something costs less because it is made of cheaper and lighter materials.

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THE 9 MOST COMMON MISTAKES YOU NEED TO AVOID TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MASS FINISHING MACHINE

When maintained properly, mass finishing equipment can be very user friendly.

As a result sometimes operators can get into the habit of just turning them on each day and ignoring simple operating and maintenance rules.  Avoiding the following 9 mistakes that operators commonly make will help you get the most from your equipment:

  • They let the media level drop, often with the aim of saving money or so they can get more work pieces in. This changes the ratio of work pieces per media though and can affect process times, unloading ability, can cause components to damage each other, and can result in the required finish not being achievable.

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Tips to optimize your surface finishing process – Tip #3

 

Tip #3 – Optimum operating conditions

Once a mass finishing process has been established by the selection of machine, media and compound, the system must be constantly monitored and, of course, properly maintained. The good news is, this is quite easy! By following a few simple quality control rules, the process will remain absolutely stable, producing the desired finishing results for many years:

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Tips to optimize your surface finishing process – Tip #2

Tip #2 – The need for processing trials

Of course, the selection of the right machine, media and compound can sometimes be a bit intimidating. Not only does a mass finishing user have to choose among a wide variety of machine types and sizes, they must also pick the right media from hundreds of media types, shapes and sizes. And on top of all this Read more about processing trials

Tips to optimize your surface finishing process- Tip #1

Tip #1 – The work pieces are always at the center

The development of any surface finishing solution always revolves around the work pieces. Their material, size, shape and above all, the finishing objectives, determine what type of finishing process must be selected.

The work piece size is especially important. For example, the deburring and edge

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

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of vibratory 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 Water And Compound In The Machine.

4. Regularly Check Your Drains.

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6. Check The Machine Is Running The Correct Way.

7. Check The Machine Lining Is In Good Condition.

8. Check You Are Following The Process Parameters.

9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same.

Shot Blast Tips

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of shot blasting:

1. Regularly Check That You Have Enough Abrasive In Your Machine.

2. Regularly Check That Your Abrasive Working Mix Is Correct.

3. Check That The Abrasive Condition Is Good.

4. Ensure Contaminants Are Removed.

5. Monitor Your Abrasive Removal Size.Wear Parts

6. Regularly Check Your Wear Parts.

7. Check Your Blast Pattern.

8. Check Your Blast Wheel Amp Efficiency.

9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same.

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 Water And Compound In The Machine.

4. Regularly Check Your Seal Gap.

5. Too Many Parts In The Machine.Media in machine

6. Check The Machine Is Running The Correct Way.

7. Check The Machine Tub And Spinner Are In Good Condition.

8. Check You Are Following The Process Parameters.

9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same.