Abbott manufactures a range of barrel finishing designs to ensure the right system for the task. Each system is built to conform to customer requirements for particular process results. Effective barrel finishing is achieved through the control of several variables: Optimized concentration and control of working pressures for the work to be performed; Efficient application of these pressures, without dissipation, directly to the part; and Uniform contact of finishing media on all part surfaces. A range of other process parameters affect desired surface finish characteristics and run times, from the mix of media shapes and compound to barrel speed and height-to-width aspect ratio as it affects cascading action.
Open Barrel Design
Abbott's open-faced barrel design accommodates variable cascading and is also used where acids might risk explosion in a closed barrel. The user-adjustable tilting angle of the barrel determines the rate of cascading action: A more horizontal position produces a gentle rotation for polishing; a steeper angle is used for heavy deburring.
Closed Barrel Design
Abbott's closed barrel design permits the full rotation of the barrel, which permits more aggressive action in longer, unattended cycles.
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- PVC, Polypropylene & Other Plastics
- Lined or unlined
- Dual Barrel Systems for Multiple Barrel Processes
- Table Tops
All Barrel machines are made to customer specifications and needs.