High Energy Finishing | Versa-Flow®
The Versa-Flow Spin-Finish machine is a very high energy finishing system.
The machine uses a spinning tub of media that is flexible enough to use differing medias, from a very aggressive abrasive to remove heavy burrs from a work piece to a very fine polishing media for producing a very high color or low Ra surface finish. The system can be run wet or dry.
Parts that are processed in the Spin-Finish are normally parts that: cannot have part-on-part contact; are high value parts; or where a lean manufacturing single part flow is needed.
The tub revolves at a range of speeds dictated by the need of aggression, the need of a more gentle action, or a light slurry. As the tub spins, it creates centrifugal energy and surface feet. The combination of the two create a dramatic combination of forces on the surface of the work-piece which is very effective in removing burrs and producing very low Ra surfaces. The centrifugal force produced by the spinning tub and weight of the media provides a form fitting abrasive mass moving around the work-piece.
How Versa-Flow Spin-Finish Operates:
- Parts are fixed using collets or special tooling on the spindle.
- Rotating spindle tilts parts into rotating mass/slurry.
- Part presentation to the mass is critical.
- Once process is complete, the part tilts out of the tub.
- Versa-Flow Spin-Finish is very well suited for several industries:
- Tool & Die
This is a very small sample of where Versa-Flow Spin-Finish can be used for solving finishing problems.
Dual RM System with Single Separation
Versa-Flow Spin Finish Machine – Transmission Part
Versa-Flow Spin Finish Machine – Gun Part