Abtex Corporation has expanded its Tri-Ten series of deburring systems to include a model that is designed to accept precision ground parts, in carriers, directly from a grinding, lapping or honing machine. All Tri-Ten machines are customized for Abtex application-specific abrasive filament brushes. The first system was sold to a major manufacturer of lapping and honing equipment. It will be used to demonstrate the higher productivity and time saving advantages of deburring multiple parts in carriers. Parts, in carriers, will be automatically conveyed from the lapping machine into the Tri-Ten deburring system.
As the magnetized belt grips the parts in their carrier, they are presented to the planetary head, where three 10-inch abrasive filament disc brushes deburr the upward facing surface. Edge break, surface finish and material removal are accurately controlled. In this system, the parts are then rinsed as they pass under a coolant shower, and then dried by an air knife before traveling over a demagnetizer. The parts, still in their carrier, are removed, flipped manually, and sent through the system again to deburr the opposite side of the parts. A system that deburrs both sides of the parts in a single pass is also available from Abtex. Abtex brushes may be specified with silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, ceramic or diamond filaments. All are mounted in the company's proprietary, molded, composite material.