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Portable Deburring Machines from CDMC are Reliable and Efficient

At the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC), we’ve been helping clients from a variety of different industries with all-manner of deburring solutions. We’ve helped those in the Aerospace and Defense industry with deburring machine requests that are able to handle exotic metals such as titanium – and on “mission-critical” components. We’ve helped major automobile manufacturers install solutions that would de-flash and de-scale camshafts prior to turning. We’ve worked with major manufacturers of heavy construction equipment on deburring solutions for large spiral bevel gears and their mating pinions. And, of course, we’ve helped a large number of companies who manufacture consumer goods of all kinds to design and implement custom deburring solutions that allow their automated manufacturing processes to run smoothly and efficiently. Many of our clients have asked us for deburring, chamfering, finishing, brush machining, polishing, honing, and material removal solutions that were automated – requiring as little human interaction as possible. And we built them all with the help of our engineering professionals. But, in all of our dealings with large manufacturers and corporations, we’ve never lost sight of the needs of the small to medium-sized manufacturer or company that often needs a smaller or protable deburring solution for their production line or workshop.

Portable deburring machines come in a number of different varieties. Here at CDMC, we’ve introduced a number of our smaller manufacturing friends to BOB – our Basic Orbital Brushing machine. As you can imagine, orbital brushing is BOB’s singular mission. BOB stands tall on a set of four locking casters. BOB has a very user-friendly software interface. BOB’s single brush head can be fitted with a nylon disc brush up to 9-inches in diameter. And BOB is capable of deburring parts up to 10″ in diameter – either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on your need. Since initial development, BOB has been popular with CNC mills and lathes. BOB is always ready to deburr parts as soon as primary cutting is finished.

A few more of our popular portable deburring machines include the 1TC and 1TR Deburring Machines. These are basic (but incredibly efficient and reliable) caster-based deburring machines that offer small manufacturers a low-cost method for deburring green powdered parts prior to sintering. Each has a single conveyor and a set of rotating nylon brushes (choice of disc or radial). The brush motor and conveyor on the 1TC and 1TR models are also height-adjustable to match any related on-site equipment.

Lastly, we have the CDMC CART Deburring Machine – a miniature deburring workhorse on wheels. The CART features a bi-directional rotating part spindle and a radial nylon brush that is driven by a 1HP reversible motor. The grinder stanchion can be fitted with a variety of air motors and tool options, and the Lexan shielding provides protection during operation.

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Portable Deburring Machines vs. Their Larger Counterparts

Deburring and edge finishing are no strange terms in the manufacturing industry, although the choices manufacturers have in selecting a deburring solution are many.

Whether you are a manufacturer of stamped metal parts, or a manufacturer of automobile engine components, the need for deburring is as much a certainty as the need for electricity. As the productivity in manufacturing – as well as the quality of the output – relies significantly on line speed and end-of-the-day part counts, deburring has quickly become part of the manufacturing process. Plant and facilities managers in the manufacturing industry routinely seek out deburring solutions well before such efforts are needed.

Deburring is a well-regarded components maintenance process that is used by companies in many varied industries from sheet metal fabrication to aerospace. Each industry has its particular need for deburring equipment and deburring processes. Manufacturers who understand the options available to them for deburring and edge finishing are better poised to thrive in all economies with higher manufacturing success, better quality end-product, and more satisfied customers.

Which deburring or edge finishing solution is adequate (or necessary) for any given type of manufacturing process or environment relies solely on to the requirements of the manufacturing equipment or the end product. There are a number of deburring and edge finishing machines available on the market – some of the best designed and engineered from CDMC ourselves – but the process for selecting one that suits the needs of any one company over another is best decided through direct consultation with a company product professional and the responsible party at the company in question. Nonetheless, a brief overview of portable deburring machines and larger units follows.

Outside of the lower cost of ownership and the smaller workplace footprint, the difference between portable deburring machines and their larger deburring counterparts is still considerable.

On the small, end of the portable deburring machine spectrum, there are a number of caster-based “cart” machines that operate as a mini deburring lab on wheels. Some, like the CDMC Cart Deburring Machine, feature a rotating part spindle and a radial nylon brush driven by
1 HP reversible motor. Others, such as the 1TC and 1TR series, feature single conveyor belts that move individual parts under rotating nylon brushes (disc or radial).

Slightly larger deburring machines, like the BOB from CDMC (short for Basic Orbital Brushing), represent the beginning of the larger deburring machines, in that the deburring process is completed within a protective work enclosure. These are often single brush head units that require manual feeding of parts – where the worker will open and close the machine to swap each part. The BOB and similar machines are free-standing (come with lockable casters) and operate on either 110 or 220 volts. These portable, albeit stand-alone, units are an ideal deburring solution for CNC mills and lathes, ready to deburr parts as soon as primary cutting is completed.

On the large end of the deburring machine product line, there are a number of through-feed, in- line deburring machines suited specifically for high production. Many of these larger, stationary, deburring machines address flat parts that need deburring on both sides and make use of magnetic conveyors that present parts to the brush sets in the proper orientation. The larger deburring machines of this type are built to specific tasks. Some perform gear deburring, others descaling, and others perform polishing and honing. Again, each industry has its particular need for deburring equipment and deburring processes. Fortunately, the choices and configurations are numerous.

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