Abtex Corporation, based in Dresden, New York, USA, has designed its Tri-Ten deburring system for use in Powder Metallurgy applications. The system is a wet process U-Series system that deburrs both sides of PM parts in a single pass.
The compact Tri-Ten machine from Abtex is classed as a return to operator (RTO) system. Parts are loaded at one end and a magnetic conveyor transports them through an offset planetary head where three abrasive filament brushes deburr the upward facing surface.
The conveyor then carries the parts to a mechanism that flips them on to a parallel magnetized conveyor for transport back through the planetary head where the second side is deburred.
Parts are drenched with a special coolant as they are deburred. Parts are rinsed, demagnetized, and any coolant residue is blown off before they exit the machine through an opening next to the entrance.
Abtex engineers have designed wet and dry Tri-Ten deburring systems in RTO and flow-through configuration to deburr green and sintered powder metal parts. Each system is customised for a specific application.