May 28, 2014
Abtex Corp. has designed and built its largest Tri-Ten deburring system for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts. It operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, resulting in an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts.
The machine can be bulk-fed (operator or robot) or fed directly by the upstream press. The infeed conveyor on the machine passes parts under a vision system before they enter the deburring stations. The vision system is programmed to stop the machine if parts are overlapped, stacked, or otherwise improperly loaded. The system also communicates with the upstream press, centralized coolant system, and downstream conveyors.
Three planetary heads remove burrs on parts from 0.02 to 0.12 in. Three custom-designed 10-in. flap discs on the first head remove the primary stamping burr. Six 10-in., application-specific abrasive filament brushes on the second and third heads eliminate secondary burrs and provide the specified edge radius.