Why do belt sanders use more energy than disc sanders? Read on to learn more.
We’ve staked our claim to fame on our incredibly low operating costs, and in all of our cost of operation worksheets we discuss how much more expensive wide belt grinding machines are to run when compared to a Loewer DiscMaster. It’s worth understanding how the machinery works and why conventional machinery uses so much more electricity.
There are three primary factors that contribute to energy consumption; Mechanical friction from moving parts like chains, rollers, wheels, bearings and belts; friction between the abrasive belt and the part surface; and heat generated through the manipulation of the belt (which can be significant in some instances). Larger machines with more bearing surfaces and heavier parts create more mechanical friction.
This week, we’re turning things over to AM Machinery Sales President Tony McCue for another video blog post.
In this clip, Tony asks the question “Do vacuum tables really work?”
For years, we’ve been telling people about a straightforward way to change conveyor belts. In this week’s blog post, we’ll talk about that solution: the hinged lace belt.
But first, we should address some of the time-consuming, inefficient methods of belt changing.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing how metal deburring machines from Loewer can help you reduce your cost of operation.
In this week’s blog post, we’re going to discuss the cost of graining sheet metal vs. the cost of buying – and then deburring – prefinished metal.
Once again, we’re going to turn things over to AM Machinery Sales President Tony McCue, who recently took time out of his schedule to talk about developments in deburring equipment technology.
As Tony notes at the start of the video clip below, there have been numerous changes in in deburring/finishing technology for the sheet metal industry.
Much of the clip is spent on deburring and finishing, and the Loewer DiscMaster machine. The discs in this machine have the same basic concept as the contact drum in other machines, but are designed to ride up over a part for better abrasive coverage.
You probably know basic deburring machinery technology. We would like to point out a few things so you can appreciate how the old technology is still being used, but improved upon, to provide better edge quality as well as savings on your manufacturing cost.
In this week’s blog post, we’re going to turn things over to AM Machinery Sales President Tony McCue, who recently took the time to make this video on small part deburring.
A lot of things can change in an industry over the course of 40 years, and the machinery and deburring field is no exception.
When you compare the technology used in 1977 to what we work with today, it can seem like traveling from the stone age to the space age. For example:
- Metal cutting and punching has become so advanced that many manufactures can claim they offer burr-free parts.
- Laser technology now offers higher capacity and faster cutting speeds.
- The last 10 to 15 years have seen significant advances in water jet technology.
But there's one area that hadn't changed much during the past 40 years, and that's deburring machines. At least until the advent of the Loewer disc machines, which entered the U.S. market several years ago.
Most manufacturers still use an abrasive belt in their deburring machine. But it's worth asking: With today's technology being so advanced, and with laser cutting available, do you still need the abrasive belt?