Sheet metal cutting and punching technology has made significant leaps in the last 50 years. But why hasn’t traditional abrasive finishing equipment been a part of that revolution?
In today’s blog post we’d like to talk about the new rotary orbital finishing disc system accessory head from Loewer.
This new device allows users to do the work of a palm sander in situations where a palm sander would not be efficient. It creates a finish very similar to a DA pattern onto sheet metal.
For years, customer have been asking us for a machine that can produce a finish like a palm sander in a through-feed machine.
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.