Vibratory Tumbler

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Vibratory tumblers are barrels or drums that function by agitating materials in a side-to-side motion at high rates, creating friction and continuous grinding between the vibrating parts or deburring materials. Read More…

Vibratory Tumblers Vibratory tumblers are barrels or drums that function by agitating materials in a side-to-side motion at high rates, creating friction and continuous grinding between the vibrating parts or deburring materials.

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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. $$$

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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Vibratory TumblersThe friction enables the parts tumbler to polish, finish and/or deburr, which refers to the removal of unwanted extra materials called burrs. Most often used as a type of polishing machine, vibratory tumblers are one of the two main types of tumbler used in deburring applications. The other main type of deburring machine is called a rotary tumbler.

While rotary tumblers are much less noisy, vibratory tumblers have several advantages in other areas. These include an increased load capacity, reduced finishing time and an enhanced ability to retain the original part shape with destructive deburring. As a result, vibratory tumblers are often used in a broad spectrum of industries such as: commercial, in which they are commonly used in jewelry polishing applications and in artillery stores for shell casing finishing; in industrial fields for manufacturing batch and continuous process applications; automotive, for parts such as bearings, castings, engine pistons and various engine accessories; electronics, for components, devices and a wide range of power supplies. Vibratory tumblers can also be referred to as mass finishers as they are able to process a large volume of materials, and can be used for small parts such as gem stones to large, bulky parts such as intake manifolds and chassis parts. Another advantage of vibratory tumblers is that they can be used for very fragile parts since they do not employ a tearing action or unequally forces that results in distortion or bending.

Unlike rotary tumblers, vibratory tumblers have no moving parts and consist of a barrel or a large bowl, a drive and a motor. The tumbling barrel is typically made from a very hard, durable material such as welded steel or stainless steel. The drive can be one of two types: electrical or mechanical. Both types of drives require motors to provide the necessary vibrations, and both the motor and the drive are contained in the base of the tumbler. The barrel is attached to the base through the use of springs, which allows the barrel to remain stationary while the base vibrates the parts. Vibratory tumblers may be used with or without tumbling media. For wet deburring, vibratory tumblers provide a very smooth polish because the media laps the parts. However, wet deburring is not often recommended for standards vibratory tumblers because it requires a lot of rinsing which significantly reduces the service life of the machine. As a result, dry deburring is more frequently used in vibratory tumblers and works exceptionally well due to the upward and angular force created by the vibrations. This force results in a shearing action between the parts inside the barrel, and acts in much the same way as the process of erosion.

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