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Are you working with specialty materials or in need of a special process not listed above? If so, then don’t hesitate to contact us today. We can put you in touch with one of our experienced Solutions Engineers to discuss your project and provide you with an optimal solution. You can also reach out to us for advice, counsel, support, additional information on our products or anything else you need. We’re always here to help.
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At Timesavers, we’re all about quick and convenient service. That’s why we designed the Distributor Locator, an invaluable tool for finding one of the Timesavers exclusive distributors in your area. All you have to do to get started is head to this page and select your state of residence. From there, we’ll provide you with a list of local providers along with their addresses, contact information and links to their websites. Timesavers works with dozens of reputable suppliers all across the U.S., ensuring that our unrivaled machines are available wherever and whenever they’re required.
Deburring refers to the process of smoothing the rough edges of a metal object or component. To some, a part is considered deburred when its vertical burr is removed. To others, a part isn’t fully deburred until it has a radius on each edge.
With thousands of machines in service and decades of experience, Timesavers can design an optimized system that will meet and exceed YOUR standards. Our deburring products include:
The 1200 Series [9+disc]: These machines can be equipped with abrasive belts and rotary discs to eliminate vertical and lateral burrs simultaneously, gently rounding the edges of the part in the process. Ideal for deburring and finishing small metal parts.
The Rotary Brush: A multi-directional brush machine that uniformly deburrs and finishes the edges of metal parts in a single pass. It’s also worth noting that this process is completely harmless to surface coatings (such as cladding, zinc or laser film). Ideal for deburring the edges of laser-cut, punched or machined parts.
Manual Grinder: A versatile machine with a rotatable head to swap between heavy grinding and edge rounding/deburring. Ideal for metalwork projects that require both deburring and grinding.
Metal finishing refers to the process of altering a material’s surface to enhance its quality and aesthetic. Metal can also be finished to prepare its surface for paint adhesion or achieving a specific micro-inch finish.
The most common type of metal finish is a straight-line or grain finish for decorative purposes. In most cases, this process can be accomplished using standard abrasive belts. However, depending on the type of material, the desired result may require a combination of abrasive belts and brush heads.
Timesavers offers an extensive selection of abrasive sanding machines for any form of metal sanding project, including:
The Mini-Belt: A small and versatile machine that can be mounted to tables or workbenches. Ideal for light metal finishing and deburring projects.
1100 Series Wide Belt: A simple machine that’s easy to control and consumes minimal power. Ideal for deburring and finishing small metal parts.
LYNX Series: These machines are equipped with high sanding belt horsepower and can be configured for metal finishing or deburring. Ideal for finishing rectangular tubing or flat bar stock.
PUMA Series: These machines require minimum maintenance and upkeep, and both sides are easily accessible by operators. Ideal for deburring and finishing in a production setting and for 24/7 operations.
Edge rounding can refer to all actions that break the edge of a metal part. However, it is most commonly associated with the creation of a radius to the edge of a part. Rather than simply removing sharpness or deburring, edge rounding breaks a metal component’s edge in order to improve its surface for coating coverage and protect it from corrosion.
Timesavers is committed to enhancing the quality and longevity of your metalwork. That’s why we manufacture the finest and most effective edge rounding machines, including:
The Rotary Brush: A multi-directional brush machine that uniformly deburrs and finishes the edges of metal parts in a single pass. Ideal for rounding the edges of laser-cut, punched or machined parts.
Manual Grinder: A versatile machine with a rotatable head to swap between heavy grinding and edge rounding/deburring. Ideal for metalwork projects that require both grinding and edge rounding or deburring.
Grinding with the express goal of removing material and decreasing material variation. This process removes the exterior oxide layer/skin and grinds the material much like a surface grinder – only using a wide belt abrasive.
Heavy slag is produced during thermal cutting operations, including Oxy-Fuel and Plasma Cutting. However, High Definition Plasma Cutters and Lasers often do not produce enough dross and slag to fall into this category. Bear in mind that the process in which these metal parts are de-slagged is incredibly specific, and the machines involved rarely need to be reconfigured as a result. That’s why all of our slag grinders fall into the same category.
Only the most powerful machines have what it takes to grind through tough slag and prepare your metal components for use. Timesavers offers the following slag removal solutions:
The Slag Grinder Series: These machines are perfect for heavy slag/dross removal and deburring. The duty cycle and production requirements will dictate which product will work best for your application.
2200 Series: This group of machinery can be configured for metal finishing, deburring or heavy slag removal. This versatility makes them ideal for a wide range of metalworking projects.