VOL. 22 July ISSUE YEAR 2021
in Vol. 22 - July Issue - Year 2021
Optimized Finishing Process at Gardena Increases Productivity and Lowers Costs
The package consists of a double-batch centrifugal disk-finishing machine with fully automatic workpiece handling, a rotary dryer and a fully automatic centrifuge for cleaning and recycling of the process water
The stamped and laser-cut knives are deburred and polished in a two-stage process in order to create optimal conditions for the next manufacturing step and to guarantee a long service life
The best results were achieved with a Keramo-Finish process in a centrifugal disk finishing machine. This includes the use of a ceramic media with minimal abrasive characteristics in combination with a grinding and polishing paste and a cleaning compound with a distinct brightening effect. Moreover, depending on the work piece type, the new Keramo-Finish process reduces the processing times by 25 % to over 100 %
The finished knife blanks are transferred to the drying station filled with a maize-cellulose product. The rotary dryer RT 550 Euro-DH is equipped with an innovative new heating system that guarantees not only fast, reliable and spot-free drying of the workpieces but also produces energy savings of up to 40 %
For over 80 years, the privately owned Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH has been actively engaged in the field of surface preparation and surface finishing. As global market leader, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of equipment, consumables and services around mass-finishing and shot-blasting technologies for a wide spectrum of different industries. Our range of about 15,000 consumables, developed in our Customer Experience Center located all over the world, specifically serves our customers for resolving their individual finishing needs. Under the brand name AM Solutions, we offer numerous equipment solutions and services in the area of additive manufacturing/3D printing. Last-but-not-least, as our central training center, the Rösler Academy offers practical, hands-on seminars to the subjects of mass finishing and shot blasting, lean management and additive manufacturing. Besides the German manufacturing locations in Untermerzbach/Memmelsdorf and Bad Staffelstein/Hausen, the Rösler group has a global network of 15 manufacturing/sales branches and 150 sales agents.
Improved productivity, increased production capacity, better quality and lower costs. These were the demands of a leading garden tool manufacturer when it invested in a new mass-finishing system for deburring and polishing of garden shear knives. Rösler met this challenge with a tailormade Keramo-Finish process that is run in a double batch centrifugal disk finishing machine FKS 35.1 A2-So with fully automatic workpiece handling. In a two-stage process, the stamped and laser-cut knives are deburred and polished in the FKS finishing machine. Subsequently they are dried in an energy-efficient rotary dryer and prepared for the next manufacturing step.