Parts Tumbler

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There are two main types of parts tumblers: rotary tumblers and vibratory tumblers. Able to remove burrs, rust, slag, scale and other undesired materials on the parts, parts tumblers can be used for small and fragile parts as well as large and bulky parts. Read More…

Parts Tumbler Parts tumblers are used for the finishing, polishing and deburring of both plastic and metal parts.

Leading Manufacturers

Addison, IL  |  708-343-6900

Giant Finishing is a well-known manufacturer of deburring equipment and machinery, media and compounds, molding vibratory bowls, multi-stage washers and more. We have over 100 standard models to choose from, or we can custom-manufacture products to meet your needs! In business for two decades, we provide the mass-finishing industry with complete equipment solutions.

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Giant Finishing, Inc. $$$

North Kingstown, RI  |  401-398-0045

OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. is a world-class supplier of mass finishing equipment and supplies. Our primary products include centrifugal disc, drag and stream finishing machines to meet all of your deburring, polishing, grinding and honing requirements. Put us to the test by taking advantage of our free, no obligation sample processing.

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OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. $$$

Kalamazoo, MI  |  269-344-3878

As a leader in vibratory finishing equipment since 1965, CLM VibeTech offers the best features in today’s mass finishing industry, designing & producing a full line of industrial vibratory finishers. We also service & restore nearly any brand. Many styles of deburring to polishing equipment, drying machines, combo machines, secondary equipment & all the media & compounds to complete your process.

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CLM VibeTech, Inc. $$$

Brea, CA  |  866-204-7068

De-burring parts using abrasive blasting cabinets is a very common solution to an old problem, it can be batch loads using tumble barrel blasting machines, manual siphon or direct pressure models and even micro models using direct pressure or siphon delivery. Flash de-burring rubber using plastics is also very common with our Hailstorm model. Media Blast has a full range of models for each and every type of abrasive delivery system allowing us to remove almost any burr.

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Media Blast & Abrasives, Inc. $$$

Warminster, PA  |  267-803-2851

Here at Finishing Associates we offer a full range deburring equipment that is utilized in a number of different industries. We have a long history of successful manufacturing and our experts will work with you every step of the way to determine the best deburring equipment for your application. Turn to Finishing Associates today for high quality solutions!

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Finishing Associates, LLC $$$

New Milford, CT  |  800-423-0697

At A. E. Aubin, we offer a full range of deburring equipment that that has been trusted by multiple industries since our founding in 1959. Our experts will work with you every step of the way to determine the best deburring equipment for your application. Turn to us today for high quality solutions!

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A.E. Aubin Company $$$
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Parts tumblers are utilized in such wide-ranging industries as: automotive and aviation, for transmission splines, bearings, fuel injectors, castings, engine pistons and more; electronics, for electronic enclosures, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and other types of computer hardware; construction, for building materials and hardware such as fasteners and tiles; and industrial manufacturing, for automation and processing equipment parts.

Two of the most common applications of parts tumblers are rock tumblers and jewelry tumblers; these two types of tumblers are widely used in commercial industries. When deciding whether to use a rotary parts tumbler or vibratory parts tumbler, the advantages of each type must be carefully considered.

For instance, while rotary tumblers are very quiet, vibratory tumblers offer increased load capacity, decreased finishing time and a smoother polish.

The two main types of parts tumblers are fairly similar in construction. A rotary parts tumbler consists of a hexagonal or cylindrical barrel, a base, a drive, a motor and a gear assembly. In order to create the deburring action, a rotary parts tumbler utilizes rotational movement with the addition of abrasive tumbling media that enables a sliding action to occur.

Various types of tumbling media include small abrasive steel, ceramic, plastic and organic such as corn cob and walnut shells. Vibratory parts tumblers consist of many of the same basic parts, a barrel, a base, a motor and a drive, but do not require any moving parts.

Vibratory parts tumblers function by agitating in a side-to-side motion at high rates of speed, causing friction to occur and, thus, continuous grinding amongst the enclosed parts. Both types of parts tumblers can be used for wet and dry deburring.

Wet deburring includes the use of a liquid deburring compound that has been formed by mixing a liquid such as water with a solid media, which is typically abrasive grit.

Dry deburring media, on the other hand, can be used but is not necessary since parts tumblers can provide deburring action without them. There is enough friction created amongst the parts through the vibrating and rotating forces created by the two types, that deburring can be accomplished through those motions alone.

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