How a separation system can make your mass finishing process more efficient

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Posted on November 14, 2022 by

Looking to make your vibratory finishing process more efficient? We recommend a separation system. 

In this blog we explore what a separation system is, the benefits of using one and our own separation system products for you to choose from.

What is a separation system?

A separation system in simple terms enables you to separate the parts from media at the end of the finishing process. By having this system in place it can help to speed up the time spent in the finishing stage. 

What are the benefits and features of a separation system?

So, you’re probably wondering what exactly a separation system will do for your vibratory finishing process

  • Saves you time as there’s no need to manually separate the parts at the end of the process.
  • Ensures efficiency and consistency for every finishing process 
  • Will reduce laborious tasks such as unloading parts and media or reloading media into the machine for next batch to be finished.
  • After separation, media will return in the finishing machine via the separation grid;
  • Undersized media can be discharged through the separation system by having an
    undersized media grid incorporated within the separation.
  • For heavier parts, reinforced screens can be used as these are designed to be more
    durable for heavy duty applications.
  • When media is larger than the parts, inverse separation can be used.

About our separation system solutions

At ActOn we have a range of separation systems that can help to improve your vibratory finishing process. The one you choose all depends on the mass finishing system you own. Here’s how you can determine which one is right for your process.

Integrated separation system  

The Integrated separation system is perfect for those of you who require a Vibratory Finishing Bowl to mass finish components. 

The way this system works is by making use of the polyurethane flap with handle. Once the process is finished, the separation flap is engaged manually or pneumatically, and forms a bridge that assists parts to travel onto the separation screen while the machine is still vibrating. The media is then screened through the separation screen (holes or slots) and is retained in the bowl, whilst the parts exit from the machine.

Independent vibratory separation system 

The Independent vibratory separation system is perfect for processes carried out in Vibratory Finishing Troughs, Centrifugal Disc Finishing systems and High Energy Finishing machines, as these machines have no other separation system included.

This system acts as a standalone unit and includes a large separation screen, with its own independent drive system. Once the process is finished, parts and media are slowly fed into the vibratory system and are separated via the screen. 

Some of its features include: 

  • If components are flat, water jets can be connected to ensure all parts are discharged.
  • The vibratory separation system can easily be integrated into a fully automated finishing system. The separation screens are made out of polypropylene and the sizes of holes &  slots can be manufactured depending on the geometry of the part being processed and the type of media used.  
  • An undersized media separation system can also be incorporated. 

We hope this blog has given you a deeper understanding of what a separation system is and how it can benefit your vibratory finishing process. If you would like to buy our separation systems machinery then get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll be happy to help or download our brochure for more information. 

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