Surface Finishing System Shortens Cycle Times
Rosler’s Surf finishing machine uses an automated surface finishing process designed for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing and polishing of components with complex geometries.
Rosler’s Surf finishing machine uses an automated surface finishing process designed for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing and polishing of components with complex geometries. The system’s fully automatic processing is said to shorten cycle times and provide high process stability and repeatability. The company says the machine precisely finishes targeted surface areas to 0.04 micron Ra. The Surf system enables fully automatic dry or wet processing of components such as toothed components and gears or automotive components like connecting rods, cams and camshafts.
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