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CDMC Deburring Solutions Support the Manufacturing Industry

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Brush deburring process.

When you’re considering the addition of deburring to your manufacturing processes, we hope you think of the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC). Over the years, we’ve helped many businesses find innovative ways to improve their manufacturing processes through custom deburring solutions.

The process of deburring is a proven way to eliminate thin, rough ridges from metal materials as well as remove rough spots and burrs. The preventative act of deburring not only results in the creation of a better-quality output, it also generates a product that minimizes the possibility of damage to a machine and to the human tasked with using the machine.

The need for deburring machines translates across multiple sectors in the manufacturing industry. At CDMC, we’re proud to say our deburring processes, including abrasive brush machining, de-flashing, and descaling, continue to bring a range of benefits to a multitude of manufacturers that are looking to create better, stronger, more-reliable products.

Family-Owned and Operated

While many manufacturers know our work under the CDMC name, you might not know almost 27 years ago we originally got our start as On-Line Services, Inc. The company was founded by Eric Mutschler. Fourteen years after its founding, Eric sold On-Line Services, Inc. But understanding the importance of quality deburring solutions to the manufacturing industry, Eric later reinvested those assets in a new business in 2009. His investment went into Cleveland Deburring Machine Company, founded by his sons Adam and Christopher.

Knowing the benefits of a good thing, today CDMC occupies the same space in Cleveland where On-Line Services once stood. The Mutschler family understands the importance of offering top-notch deburring services that are simple and streamlined, never complicated.

Quality Stands the Test of Time

Quality work should stand the test of time, so while times change and technology improves, we believe there will always be a need for quality machine finishing solutions. Deburring remains one of the best and most cost-effective ways to minimize wear on parts, extend tool life and increase productivity. We know when tools and machines function more efficiently, our customers save time, money and manpower. Customer-driven, flexible deburring solutions are key to making this a reality.

In the coming years, CDMC will continue to look for ways to improve how we offer custom deburring solutions to our valued customers. This includes utilizing a local supply chain to make parts and assembling machinery in our in-house workshop. We believe efforts such as these allow us to maintain a level of flexibility that helps us meet the evolving deburring demands of the industry and its individual manufacturers. At CDMC, we understand our clients and their needs demand and deserve unique deburring solutions.

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A Reliable Deburring Solution is Important to Manufacturers

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When looked at in isolation, a thin raised ridge or a spot of roughness might seem like no big problem. With caution, these areas could be worked around and those dealing with the product could be extra cautious. What’s not considered is how a raised edge or rough area has the potential to compromise the productivity of a manufacturing line as well as jeopardize the safety of those working the line.

Deburring Solution

Therefore, finding a reliable deburring solution is so important to manufacturers. Deburring is a proven process to eliminate thin ridges from a variety of metal materials as well as eliminate rough spots and burrs that can cause damage to a machine and a human. Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) offers several deburring solutions to manufacturers and markets.

Deburring Needs

With the ability to build and configure deburring machine solutions for next to any application, CDMC recommends beginning your needs assessment by looking at some of the standard deburring practices such as gears, sprockets, powdered materials and fluid power parts. Once initial needs are determined, CDMC can help tailor a deburring solution to the exacting requirements of each customer.

Standard Deburring Practices

Fluid Power Parts are available in many sizes and shapes. These components include gearmotors, pump housings and pump gears. When considering a deburring practice, it’s important to consider the parts from many angles. To meet these varying angles, the deburring process must apply consistent brush pressure. This ensures the multi-faceted parts receive adequate preparation on all sides as well as above and below.

Gears are an essential element of machines. The use which dates back into the third century with applications by Greek mechanics. Consistent usage of gears creates burrs. This is true for several gears including a parallel axis gear, a ring gear, bevel gear or a pump gear. Use creates wear and a deburring process, used consistently, can keep gears functioning effectively for the long-term.

Powdered metals are metal parts not yet exposed to the sintering process. As a result, this fragile greenware demands care in handling and deburring. Powdered metals also cannot be magnetized during any part of the pre-sintering process. Do not fear! CDMC is here to help with special needs. We have deburring solutions ready to accommodate any special handling requirements and output needs.

Sprocket is a loose definition for any wheel form possessing radial projections. These offshoots help engage passing chain, track and tread. Applications for sprockets are large and small, from massive tanks on the battlefield to luminous film passing through a projector. CDMC can meet demands for sprocket deburring throughout the automation and manufacturing industries, offering solutions for sprockets on both faces and multi-row sprockets, too.

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Using Deburring to Increase Manufacturing Productivity

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In life consistency proves to be a key of success. Boring, yet repeatable actions managed over time are one of the best ways to keep things, processes and people functioning at their best. This is true for the most basic of human activities from brushing teeth to moving the body to keep it healthy and nimble. Other working items also benefit from consistent processes. In a manufacturing facility, routine maintenance is an essential part of operations and maintaining productivity.

The importance of observing a maintenance schedule in a manufacturing facility cannot be overstated. Every piece of machinery contains a multitude of moving parts and with complexity comes the potential for stresses. Each piece has a different life span and because of that, there is some expectation of failure during its lifetime. Knowing this, operations and facilities personnel are always on the lookout for ways to improve and lengthen the amount of life a part and/or machinery can provide.

Maintenance Schedule

Having a schedule for service and maintenance is necessary for everything from the HVAC system and the lifts below and everything in between. It’s a mammoth task that’s mission critical, especially when you consider the expense of unexpected breakdowns and downtime. The balancing act becomes even more complicated when you consider each part and every machine is on a slightly different schedule.

Because of this, there is some level of estimation involved. Should the person tasked with maintenance follow the manufacturer’s suggested length of time, should they implement something unique to the manufacturer or do they roll the dice, so to speak, and see how much life a part or machine has? A scheduled maintenance approach means there will be some element of life left in the part, which to some can feel like leaving money on the table.

Deburring is Good Maintenance

One process that can add to the life of machines throughout the manufacturing plant is deburring. Regular deburring of gears and sprockets can extend the life of a machine. Deburring using silicon carbide and diamond brushes can remove the troublesome burrs that can keep a machine from functioning at its best. The removal of sharp pieces of metal and hard plastic also benefits those working on the machines. Burrs left in place can dislodge and end up falling into machinery seams and can cause cuts and bruises in those working with the machinery.

Deburring Machines

Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) specializes in the deburring of gears and sprockets. CDMC offers many machines for nearly any gear application.

Model 5000 – deburrs parallel-axis gears with consistent, repeatable results

Model 1220 – uses a large diameter nylon radial brush for ring gears up to 15” in diameter

Model 3000 – perfect for standard bevel gears up to 48” in diameter

OLS Series – used for pump gears, can deburr the gear profile on both surfaces in one rotation

 

For information on a deburring machine to fit your manufacturing needs or for a free evaluation, contact CDMC today at (216) 472-0200!

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