March 25, 2014
Abtex Corp. has built what it says is the largest Tri-Ten deburring system. Designed for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts, the system operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, with an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts.
The machine can be bulk-fed by an operator or robot, or fed directly by the upstream press. The infeed conveyor 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 to help improve part processing efficiency.
Three planetary heads remove the burrs on parts from 0.02 to 0.12 in. thick. Three flap discs on the first head remove the primary stamping burr. Six abrasive filament brushes on the second and third heads eliminate secondary burrs and provide the specified edge radius.