Finishing

The finishing technology area has information on blast cleaning machines, cleaning and degreasing machines, deburring machines, drying systems, grinders, ovens, polishing and sanding machines, painting equipment, powder coating equipment, and vibratory finishing machines.

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Gatto Industrial Platers launches large-parts zinc electroplating line

December 19, 2014

Gatto Industrial Platers Inc., Chicago, has launched its new large-parts zinc electroplating line. The new line’s tanks, which are 4 ft. wide, 7.5 ft. deep, and 27 ft. long, can accommodate parts weighing up to 8,000 lbs. According to the company, it is the largest zinc electroplating line in...

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Knotted-wire cup brush features taller inner-cup design

December 15, 2014

Osborn has introduced a redesigned, high-speed, knotted-wire cup brush. The taller inner cup forces the brush to be used on the filament tips, rather than bending. Features include high-quality AB wire, a threaded-nut connection, and an aggressive knot style. The brushes are suitable for...

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Sequa Corp. names president/CEO of Precoat Metals business

December 10, 2014

Diversified industrial company Sequa Corp., Orangeburg, N.Y., has promoted Gerard M. Dombek, current president of its Precoat Metals business, to president and CEO. Precoat Metals is a U.S.-based supplier of metal coating products for the consumer goods, packaging, appliance manufacturing,...

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Stringer bead brush designed for minigrinders

December 10, 2014

Weiler has introduced Roughneck® stringer bead weld cleaning brushes specifically for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders. Designed to perform surface preparation, root-pass weld cleaning, and interpass weld cleaning on small angle grinders, the brushes feature a high knot count and a short trim length....

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Heavy-duty brush removes slag, oxidation from steel pipe

December 4, 2014

Osborn has introduced the Tornado high-strength, aggressive-wire brush for heavy-duty applications. It removes slag, silicates, and oxidation from Sch. 100 and Sch. 120 steel pipe. The only 7-in.-dia., knot, stringer bead brush on the market, according to the company, it can penetrate into deep...

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Cutback brush performs three steps in standard coating removal process

December 4, 2014

Osborn has introduced a 114-knot cutback brush for angled removal of three or more layers of coating from pipe ends. The brush completes the three steps in the process of standard coating removal — cleaning the pipe edge, removing the pipe coating, and grinding the coating angle —...

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Deburring machines address finishing challenges

December 3, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. offers the Slugger GXE deburring machine for finishing tubes, profiles, and flat stock. Features include an eye shield, an integrated circuit breaker for motor protection, and an emergency safety stop switch. Adjustment of the gap between the wire wheel and workpiece table...

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Abtex launches Deburring Systems Group

November 24, 2014

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., a manufacturer of brush/machine deburring systems for the manufacturing industry, has created the Abtex Deburring Systems Group to help users streamline their deburring operations with machine vision, robotics, and other automation technologies. The division, which...

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Weiler Corp. launches new website as part of new brand identity

November 18, 2014

Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning based in Cresco, Pa., has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative that includes a new brand identity, facility expansion, increased staffing, and new training tools. To support the...

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Wall Colmonoy names managing director for European headquarters

November 18, 2014

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has appointed Steph Curtis as managing director for its European headquarters in Swansea, Wales. He joined the company in January 2014 after spending 30 years in strategic, operational, and...

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Ultrasonic parts washer models cover small to large parts

November 12, 2014

Fountain Industries offers EcoMaster® ultrasonic parts washers. Featuring full-wave, ceramically enhanced transducers, the washers are designed for industrial, automotive aftermarket, vehicle repair, and service applications. Three models are available for small to medium-sized parts: EM100US...

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Robotic finishing machine blasts shot or grit

November 11, 2014

Guyson Corp. has introduced a new version of its RB-RSSA-8 robotic blast system, designed for cleaning and surface preparation of machined aerospace castings using either shot or grit media. The system has a FANUC Robotics LR Mate-200iD 6-axis robot mounted on the reinforced back wall of the...

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Abrasive blend products available in discs, belts

November 10, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has launched a product line expansion of its Neon abrasive products. They feature a proprietary grain technology and a resin bond system for improved grain adhesion. The line includes fiber, flap, and cloth quick-change discs and file and narrow belts. They are suitable...

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CNC system delivers automated black oxide finishing

November 5, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the CNC TRU TEMP® finishing system. The nonpolluting, low-temperature process is available in an integrated programmable hoist and tank line to process iron and steel components automatically with a black oxide finish. The self-controlled tank line eliminates the...

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PPG receives three MCA Chairman’s Awards

November 3, 2014

The coil and building products group of PPG Industries, a coatings and specialty materials company in Pittsburgh, has received three 2014 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago. The North Scottsdale Park and Ride was selected in the metal roofing category. PPG...

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