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Optimizing Compound Flow Rates
We operate six round vibratory finishers that range in size from 3 to 25 cu ft. Compound is fed to each machine from a central mixing system, each machine having from one to four nozzles to feed the compound. Four of the machines are hand loaded and...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/30/2012
Nitrites and Fragrances
We are using a vibratory finishing compound that has been satisfactory for more than 20 years. Recently, a potential new vendor pointed out that it contains sodium nitrite and said we are violating the law in using it. We checked with our supplier, ...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/26/2012
Stench!
When our mass finishing equipment is started after being shut down a week or more, an extreme stench emanates from the entire system. How can we control this problem?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/25/2012
Thin Parts Stick Together
The process is acceptable, but the problem is that the parts stack together in the vibrator, and about 15 percent of them have to be reprocessed.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Internal Burrs Quadruple Finish Time
I have a deburring problem on the inside of a steel ring.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Improving Appearance of Aluminum
Can mass finishing provide a nice looking, shiny part at a reasonable cost?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Monitoring Compound Concentration
How can we continuously monitor our mass finishing fluid?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Phosphates in Wastewater
I am charged with finding the sources of phosphorus in our plant. Our main process effluents are from mass finishing and washing machines. I have not found significant phosphorus in these fluids, and yet, we are close to the limit. What am I missing...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Reducing Surface Finishing Costs
We are spending too much on such things as deburring and cleaning of parts after machining or grinding. My assignment is to take a fresh look at our mass finishing operations and come up with a cost saving plan.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Selecting a Vibratory Finisher
Can you recommend selection criteria for buying vibratory finishing machines?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/10/2011

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