Automated Deburring and ChamferingAugust 4, 2023
James Engineering has introduced an automated alternative to traditional deburring and chamfering methods with its 11-axis Max System CNC-type deburring and chamfering machine, including technology to increase speed, and simplify programming, setup and operation. The machine consists of two five-axis heads and a C-axis rotary worktable. Servomotors position the heads via an X-Y overhead gantry using hardened-chrome ground shafts, and carriers with multiple preloaded bearings.
In addition, the Max System features multiple nozzles delivering water-based coolant with a rust inhibitor at 200 gal./min. to keep the part and tools cool during an operation but also to wash the part and machine work zone. The two heads can perform finishing operations concurrently using various brushes and abrasive tools to minimize overall cycle times. Both of the heads are fully customizable with 12 types of tools available.
A main feature of the Max System: the ability to store as many as 100 part programs. Individual operations can be chained together to further speed programming. The machine enables such high precision that the company refers to it as Focused Deburring, so only the part or place on that part that requires finishing operations is touched, ensuring that the finished product meets required standards.
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