The VC and VC8 series centrifugal barrel finishing machines from FA Sinto are designed to complete finishing cycles faster than rotary barrels and vibratory finishing machines. The machines are equipped with four barrels spaced evenly on a heavy-duty turret. As the turret is rotated in one direction, the barrels rotate to the opposite direction. When the turret speed exceeds 60 rpm, the mass in the barrel is subjected to high compressive forces, causing the work mass to slide to the furthest wall of the barrel and producing a high polish or aggressive metal removal based on media selection. A geared drive decreases operation noise and reduces maintenance.
The machines are available in standard or figure-eight designs and can be customized with variable speed for process control, separation, removable “hot pour” linings and compartmentalized barrels. Manual and automatic operation is available.
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