Tube Polishing Machine Overview
Stainless Steel tube polishing machine with very high efficiency, maximum surface texture, consistent performance, and high preventative efficiency. The high speed, variable-speed wheel controller (optional), so as to achieve the desired processing power, the maximum usable diameter of the work piece, while keeping the necessary level of material wear. The polisher works effectively on all types of stainless steel with smooth finishes. It leaves the original polish and is able to create mirror like finishes. The most popular stainless steel tubes are those made of chromium oxide or stainless steel. Tube machines are designed for easy cleaning.
The first step in polishing is cleaning; first clean the work piece with mild soap and warm water. The purpose of this cleaning process is to remove grease from the moving parts that will eventually impact the finished product. After the work piece has been cleaned, you need to set it up for the polishing. The work piece should be completely dry before beginning the work.
In the machine proper configuration, there are a channel that runs from the motor, through the work piece, and back through the tube to the cleaning head. This system allows the tube to pass through the machine in a self-cleaning cycle. The cleaning head is mounted on the top of the machine near the polishing wheel. In some machines, there is a small valve which allows the water in the tubing to drain before the polishing begins.
A rotating brush is attached to the work piece and rotating over the polished tubing provides a gentle scrubbing action. The polishing is performed on the stainless steel tubing with the work piece positioned above the cleaning path. There are typically two types of work pieces: wet and dry. If you are using dry tubing, you will see the wet side facing down. If you are using a wet piece, the opposite is true.
The two basic types of cleaning actions are the radial and circular motions. The radial motion is used to clean large areas and this is the recommended option for a machine with ample work space. The circular motion is the more popular option because it is easier on larger tubing. It is also faster to perform. The circular motion also produces a very smooth and even finish on the work piece.
The work piece may be stationary or moving during the tube polishing operation. When the polishing is complete, the work piece may need to be leveled or remounted. Many polishing machines include a tool rest, which allows the work to be rested while it awaits the polishing action to complete. This rest is located on the bottom of most tube polishing machines and can be adjusted to accommodate the height of your work stool.