Abtex Corporation offers a two-head, high-productivity U Series system as part of its Tri-Ten line of deburring systems. The system’s second planetary head operates in tandem with the first, providing extra brushing time to completely deburr parts without sacrificing conveyor speed, the company says. Brush wear is automatically compensated via motor load feedback monitoring, which automatically adjusts motors to the proper depth of interference. According to the company, the system’s brush and turret speeds are independently and infinitely variable, and the ratio can be adjusted to eliminate “dead spots.”
Parts are placed on a magnetic conveyor at one end of the system and carried through the first offset planetary deburring head. Three 10" fiber-abrasive disc brushes deburr the upward-facing surface. Parts then pass through a second, identical planetary head and are captured by a turn-over conveyor that flips the parts for a return trip through both planetary heads. After both sides are deburred, the parts are demagnetized and passed under a rinse and air knife before exiting the system.
Parts are bathed with a spray of coolant as they move through the planetary head brushes for extended brush life. The system is equipped with mist collection and a coolant filtration system with a magnetic separator to capture fine metallic particles. A paper bed filter provides final filtration.