Q. What is the best media to use?
A. There are numerous types, sizes, and shapes of media available. Your choice will depend on the metal type, configuration of the parts, and finish required. Our representative offers process samples that show the various finishes available, making your media selection much easier.
Q. Which compound do I need?
A. As with the media selections, there is a wide range of compound choices. Are you trying to clean and deburr or remove heat treat scale or ball burnish? Answering that question immediately narrows the field. The best way is to speak with one of our representatives and draw on their years of experience to help in selecting the best compound for the job.
Q. How many parts can I run in my machine?
A. The answer depends on how delicate the parts are. Often, the ratio of 4 media to 1 part is used. However, a large, heavy part may have to be finished by itself, while some are processed part on part, eliminating the need for media.
Q. If I have less than a normal load of parts, can I save money by not filling the machine with media?
A. No. The finishing machines are designed to run with a full load of parts and media. Reducing the load height will lengthen the cycle time and increase the risk of part damage.