When Klaus Stöcker (Stöcker) started offering ready-to-install 3D-printed plastic and metal components to its customers, the job shop initially utilized manual post-processing methods. Due to the rapidly growing demand and stricter requirements for process stability and consistency of these operations, the company took a new approach when it purchased two automated systems from AM Solutions, a brand of the Rosler Group.
The initial purchase included an S1 for de-powdering and an M1 Basic for surface smoothing and homogenization. Based on excellent processing results, a second M1 Basic system was recently commissioned as a cost-efficient alternative to chemical smoothing.
Klaus Stöcker metal processing was founded in 1990 in Wermelskirchen-Dabringhausen, Germany. Since then, it has grown to employ approximately 60 team members and offers a wide range of services in the field of machining. This includes turning, milling, sinking and wire EDM, face and circular grinding, assembly, and measuring with state-of-the-art machinery.
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Trial and error are often the origin of innovation. As such, mass finishing and centrifuge technology have been advanced by building upon what worked and avoiding what didn’t.
With more than 80 years of experience, Rosler has extensive engineering knowledge and troubleshooting skills. An overview of the top three issues centrifuge water recycling systems experience along with possible remedies are summarized here. As always, trust a partner such as Rosler to consult on your specific issues.
Excess Oil in the System
Too much oil may be carried into the finishing system by the work pieces, for example, in stamping operations.
The excess oil will negatively affect the mass finishing process. The media might become “glazed” causing longer processing times and poorer finishing results. In addition, the finished work pieces may also be contaminated with oil residue.
Possible remedies include cleaning of the work pieces prior to mass finishing, for example, with an industrial washing machine, or switching to an alternative oil type that can be better emulsified by the compound for better discharge from the process water.
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Establishing and maintaining an effective and cost-efficient process water recycling system requires consideration of a few essential points. Without the proper compounds, additives, and monitoring, even a well-designed piece of centrifuge technology is bound to falter and, eventually, fail.
Rosler has extensive experience in mass finishing, including designing and manufacturing equipment, fine-tuning processes, and supplying the right consumables for a variety of processes. With our knowledge, preconditions and consumables can be calibrated for maximum process efficiency.
Special Recycling Compounds
Mass finishing compounds fulfill numerous tasks such as degreasing/de-oiling work pieces, burnishing/brightening surfaces, and providing a temporary corrosion protection. Above all though, the primary task of the compounds is to keep the media and work pieces clean to achieve the desired finishing goals and keep the mass finishing process stable.
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The mass finishing process creates waste water. This substance known as effluent must be properly processed for reuse or disposal. Centrifuge technology offers solutions for cleaning and/or recycling effluent.
Rosler offers a variety of options to process waste water including flocculation systems and the elimination of vibratory finishing sludge. Each type of waste has unique factors and considerations.
Flocculants for Water Circulation Systems
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