Why are wide belt grinding machines SUCH energy hogs?

on October 20, 2017

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.

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Graining Vs. Buying Prefinished Metal

on September 27, 2017

Loewer DiscMaster deburring machine is a  more cost effective option using prefinished metal.

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.

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New Technology in Deburring Equipment

on September 22, 2017

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.

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Why use Loewer Deburring Machines

on September 13, 2017

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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.

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