The ALMCO spindle machine is a high-speed deburring machine for finishing single parts loaded one at a time or for several smaller parts fixed to a shaft. The machine holds the part(s) on a rotating spindle and lowers it into a rotating tub of media. This media may be plastic, ceramic, steel or granulated particles of many types. The media strikes the part as it rotates in the tub and deburrs the part. The media moves at up to 1000 surface feet per minute in relation to the part. This is a very aggressive process and often cycle times are less than one minute per part per spindle.
ALMCO SPINDLE SERIES FINISHING MACHINES
“2SF” models have two spindles and may produce two parts per minute from the machine. These machines are available in a basic unit that must be loaded by hand or the “RA” series that is typically fully automated with a robotic loading system. Typical applications are shafts, transmission components, gears, aerospace parts, medical parts, automotive parts, handgun components, bearing races, etc. These machines are custom configured to meet each customer’s requirements. The process is very repeatable, and these machines are often used for high-precision components.
ALMCO CFT SUTTON SERIES FINISHING MACHINES
The ALMCO CFT-Series holds one part on a large spindle and rotates this part in a vibrating tub of media. The typical process may run in one direction for several minutes and then reverse for the same amount of time to finish the features that were on the trailing edge while the part was rotating in the forward direction.
ALMCO CFCA SUTTON SERIES FINISHING MACHINES
The ALMCO CFCA-Series holds one part on a large spindle and lowers this part into a vibrating tub of media. The part oscillates over an 80 degree rotation instead of rotating continuously. This oscillation happens at up to 300 reciprocations per minute.
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