TUBE END DEBURRING – AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY CASE
OD 120 Deburring Machine
Burrs are projections of material beyond the workpiece limits. It consists of an undesirable extended surface over the piece. The burr formation is almost impossible to avoid due to manufacturing processes, formation mechanisms, shape and material properties. On the other hand, there are several deburring processes to remove efficiently the burrs from a different variety of geometries.
The usual and oldest process consists in manually remove the burrs by using an abrasive or wire brush deburring tool. This method is widely used because of its extreme flexibility, low cost and lack of technology needed. On the other hand, this process is time consuming which reduces the productivity in the production lines. Also, there are some disadvantages of the manual process: brush wires may be unleashed; the operator can lose control of the tube and, since the operator is more exposed to the brush and the cutting edges of the tube, may suffer hands injuries.
OD Tube End Deburring Machine is one the most efficient solution to remove tube and profiles end burrs, clean and remove tube sharp edges caused by sawing. This tube end deburring machine enables simultaneous outside and inside tube burrs removal without rotating the tube. The solution to deburr tube ends with OD Tube End Deburring Machine is the answer to the manual process with a productive, safer, simpler and flexible deburring method.
The operation is very simple because the operator doesn’t need to rotate the tube as the brushes rotate all around its shape. Also, due to its fast tube clamping system the OD Tube End Deburring Machine is capable to deburr and easily operate different shapes – from round to square tubes and aluminum profiles – treating all edges uniformly. This system was developed not only to fix the tube while doing the tube deburring process but also to cover the brush and avoid injuries for the operator as well as ensure a cleaner environment.
Magneti Marelli, a FIAT subsidiary, produces a wide range of products and solutions for the automotive segment. One of its business areas are exhaust systems for vehicles such as catalytic converters, particulate filter converters and for engine noise attenuation. The tubes used on this type of systems are, most of the time, cut in angle and due to this process have burrs on its extremities. The solution for this automotive company was the OD – Tube Deburring Machine not only to deburr the tubes but also to guarantee a safer and reliable method for their production line. The Polish factory has currently seven OD120 Tube End Deburring Machines intensively working almost 24 hours a day.
The result is a machine with the extreme flexibility of the manual process and more importantly is a safer and faster way to remove the burrs and make the edge rounding from the tubes end. On the following demonstration video it is possible to watch the machine working with several types of tubes and profiles as well as most important features: