Sharp edges are a safety hazard and can result in product liability. Removing them instantly makes
your work environment safer.
tion. It can be set up with 40-, 60-, 80-,
or 120-grit flap wheels, depending on
your finish requirement. For most carbon steel jobs, 40- or 60-grit flaps are
sufficient, while stainless and aluminum
applications require either 80- or 120-
grit flap wheels.
The machine’s flap wheels can be
adjusted as they wear, and one set of
wheels lasts for approximately 6,500 ft.
of stainless steel sheet. In addition, this
type of machine can be set up in the
shop either vertically or horizontally to
handle the deburring operation from
the top or from the side. A dust extrac-
tion port can be attached to the machine
to couple with an industrial dust collec-
tion system, increasing efficiency and
Many job shops are using new technologies to improve efficiency, lower operating costs, and increase
You might find that a beveling and
deburring machine with a fixed beveling angle of 45 degrees and an infinitely
adjustable beveling width from 0 to 3⁄ 8
in. fits your scheme. Precise adjustment
of the facet width is controlled with a
These machines are stationary, require little maintenance, and are operated by a single person. They run on
220- or 440-V power. If possible, try to
place the deburring equipment directly
into the fabrication process.
Relying on an automated deburring
machine to do more of the cleanup may
allow you to run your machines a little
faster, increasing your output, lowering
your costs, and, most importantly, improving your bottom line. n
Mike Marshall is with technical sales & marketing at CS Unitec Inc., 22 Harbor Ave.,
Norwalk, CT 06850, 800-700-5919, www.
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