What is Deburring?
Deburring is a finishing process that removes sharp edges, burrs, fins or inconsistencies from material, such as metals, steel and alloys, leaving the material with smooth edges and fine finished surface. Materials requiring deburring include aluminium, steel, alloys and other metals, plastic, rubber, composites or any other material worked in manufacturing processes. Deburring is frequently performed after machining operations which can leave sharp edges on the material, known as burrs, or in weld removal. Deburring improves the surface quality of a part making it flush for adhesion or joined to other parts, safer, more functional & more aesthetically appealing.
Why do we remove burrs?
How to debur?
Various methods for deburring exist, such as Manual Deburring, Mechanical Deburring, CNC Deburring, Robotic Deburring, Thermal Deburring & Electrochemical Deburring. Here we will focus on light powerful Air Turbine Tools® Mechanical Deburring Tools and Motor Mounts operating maintenance-free and oil-free at 25,000 rpm – 90,000 rpm and how these tools accelerate & improve your deburring process producing the finer finish surfaces!
What is a Deburring Tool used for?
Air Turbine Tools® high speed mechanical Deburring Tools, Spindles and Motor Mounts can be used by a manual operator, on a CNC machine, robot or integrated for automated deburring. All of our product ranges: Air Turbine Tools®, Air Turbine Motors® & Air Turbine Spindles® are used for deburring parts in different deburring processes, as listed below.
How are Air Turbine Tools® 25,000 rpm – 90,000 rpm deburring tools utilised?
How do all Air Turbine Tools® deburring tools accelerate and improve deburring & finishing?
Our high-speed tools save you time & money! All Air Turbine Tools® products deburr using our constant high speed technology to produce a finer finish. Our unique products maintain high speed under cutting load! This is made possible by our patented ‘O’-ring controlled governor in our turbines, which increases air flow volume under load and delivers power on demand. The governor also regulates airflow to match cutting load, minimizing air consumption. When working at 25,000 rpm – 90,000 rpm you will also achieve longer cutting tool life and improved surface quality in the deburring process.
Nobody wants delays and disruptions during production least of all in the deburring process! Reliability and easy set-up are crucial!
The Air Turbine Difference
Air Turbine Tools® direct drives are different. With only 2 moving parts these deburring tools operate with reliability. That is possible because fewer moving parts result in low friction, no heat, low vibration and fewer repairs. No lubrication or maintenance is required as this mechanism uses no vibrating gears, vanes or lubrication. There are no electric high frequency brushes to burn up and no expensive control box is needed. Our patented technology enables you to work cleanly as Air Turbine Tools® require no oil. You will also eliminate oil-mist sprays and part contamination from your deburring process!
Set-up is so easy. Only dry 90 psi / 6.2 bar air is needed to operate Air Turbine Tools®.
How will Air Turbine Tools® grinders improve your hand operated deburring?
Deburring a File with the 201SV
Deburring with Air Turbine Tools® at PDC South Africa
You will feel & hear a difference immediately when deburring or marking with Air Turbine Tools®.
In the words of Mr. Jason McKenzie of Pressure Die Castings, South Africa:
“My work changed when I got this tool! It’s got a real bite. It’s light with nearly no vibration. My 201SV lasted 5 years with no maintenance before I got a new unit.”
Our rotary tools, die grinders, angled die grinders & router tools protect the health & safety of their operators from hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and help abate repetitive stress injury (RSI) and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome(CTS) risks without sacrificing paramount performance. Low vibration combine with power on demand for effective and fast deburring of metal parts. Only a light hand is needed to debur with these air tools, grinders, and pencil tools at 25,000 to 90,000 rpm. Speed does the cutting with only a light hand needed!
Air Turbine Tools® have the lowest vibration of any rotary pneumatic hand tool. The ultra-low vibration of Air Turbine Tools® means there are no operator working time limits when deburring edges with our air grinders.
The table of statistics also shows that Air Turbine Tools® are lightweight – from just 6 oz (0.17 kg). These statistics explain how Air Turbine Tools® effectively reduce hand-arm stress, carpel tunnel, tinnitus & burn risk! Our development has produced a reliable solution many users appreciate.
Another difference you will feel immediately – Air Turbine Tools® generate no heat. Often, we hear from operators working with other die grinders, vane tools, and pencil grinders of unbearable heat and barely being able to hold their deburring tools when working. It is amazing to see their excited reactions when using cool to touch Air Turbine Tools®.
Operating at <67 dBA Air Turbine Tools® are also quiet!
There is no need for ear plugs when using our air die grinders.
Our deburring tools are quick to start up and easy to manage. Our selection of over 40 tools are available for shipping in 5 to 7 business days with Slide Valve SV, DM Trigger Switch Control option, foot pedal or our optional patented automatic brake.
How will Air Turbine Motors® improve your robotic, lathe & automated deburring?
Air Turbine Motors® deburr, mill, drill, rout and finish parts 24/7 at 25,000 – 90,000 rpm with no duty cycle, producing finer finish surfaces. With our patented governed turbine power increases on demand to maintain rated high speed in cut accelerating the process and reducing part costs!
A leading benefit of robotic deburring is the increase in productivity.
Robots produce faster than possible in manual deburring processes and they can work continually without downtime, HR issues or NIOSH working time limits.
Your fixtured Air Turbine Motor® will exceed increase the output of workload of robots whether on Fanuc, Motorman, Kawaskaki, Kuka, Universal Robots, ABB, Comau or any other type.
Our deburring motors do not vibrate on the robot arm and are light with no payload issues.
Easily mounted on your robot arm with or without an end effector or compliance unit our Air Turbine Motors® operate with® no duty cycle and require no maintenance, no control system or lubrication.
They also emit no oil. When integrated into robots and automation you can operate metal deburring (or any other material) around the clock! This combination of governed high speed and uptime leads to significant gains in output!
Easy to set up and requiring no maintenance our patented pneumatic technology has no vanes, gears or high-frequency brushes. High-Frequency brushes in other electric motors create heat and burn up, necessitating repair.
Deburring 40-inch Diameter internal cluster ring gear
Alternative products also do not reach and maintain high speeds in cut needed for smooth surface quality when deburring edges and surfaces. Some deburring tools also require a control system with an expensive electrical box. Air Turbine Motors® are simple to operate with no control system and no lubrication. Our motors are oil-free and only require an inlet air pressure of 90 psi (6.2 bar) with dry clean air.
Looking to achieve robotic repeatability and consistent quality finish with deburring machines?
Our motors integrate into radially compliant deburring robots allowing our pneumatic motors to follow the part profile compensating for surface irregularities and part positioning. When integrated into robotic arms such as ABB, Universal Robots, KUKA, Fanuc, RobotMaster, Comau, Kawasaki, Acme, Toshiba, etc our automated deburring solutions allow high feed rates in slicing off leftover edges and welded parts producing superior finish.
Air Turbine Motors® unique pneumatic polishing, edge deburring and weld debris removal tools maintain rated high speed in cut due to our patented “O” ring Technology. This means that when deburring metal or even soft materials like plastic only the amount of air required to maintain constant speed under load is consumed. Consequently, you save up to 30% on compressed air consumption due to our governor-controlled airflow saving you money!
And, Air Turbine Motors® high speed also gives you a cleaner finished surface.
How will Air Turbine Spindles® improve your CNC machine finishing & deburring?
Using patented 25,000 – 90,000 rpm Air Turbine Spindles® you will reduce overall manufacturing time 6x-10x and enhance your deburring finish surface quality. Air Turbine Spindles® perform deburring and finishing processes on your CNC machine. Once you have completed your milling cycles automatic tool change from your carousel to load Air Turbine Spindles® for integrated high speed and feed deburring. Each machined part comes out of your CNC machine completely deburred. This strategy will save you time & money as well as improve your finished part surface RA quality.
What is deburring metal or other materials in a CNC machine and how do I get it?
Debrurring a Wheel Rim with Air Turbine Spindles®
This process is performed as a finishing cycle in your CNC program. CNC machines are more accurate than manual operations, with tighter tolerances than robots and automation. With 2-micron ultra-precision Air Turbine Spindles® also operate with no thermal expansion.
You achieve accurate tolerances increasing the compliance of a part. This is particularly important for aerospace, automotive and medical manufacturing. Using our high-speed Air Turbine Spindles® for fishing, contouring and deburring on your CNC machine is a highly repeatable process that results in fewer scrapped parts due to human error or inconsistencies.
Operating at constant 25,000 – 90,000 rpm Air Turbine Spindles® have the speed necessary to optimise your cutting tool performance, produce superior surface finishes and extend tool life. The double-cut pattern found on many deburring tools allows for increased speeds and feeds. Our constant high-speed spindles finish parts using light fast passes and do not slow on your tool path. The governed high speed performance of Air Turbine Spindles® reduces cycle times 6 – 10X, increasing production from your CNC and freeing up the machine. When machined at our high speed and feed rate completed parts have a superior finish quality to their manually hand-deburred parts, with more consistent and precise edge breaks.
Make Air Turbine Tools®, Motors and Spindles your trusted deburring tools!
Precision, high speed, power, direct drive reliability and time savings make deburring and finishing with Air Turbine Tools® the smart way to increase your shop’s quality and competitiveness.
Our technical advisors are always available to consult on your deburring applications advising the best fit for your production. If you try Air Turbine Tools® we are confident you will see, hear and feel the difference! Our products do not have long lead times and are typically shipped 5-7 days from purchase.