Deburring & Edge Radiussing – Flat
Why deburr and radius? Apart from the advantages of not cutting your staff and customers, and making the parts fit as the designer intended, a radiussed edge ensures even paint coverage thus preventing breakdown of the paint coating on the corners. We have machinery to just break the edge right through to a quantifiable chamfer or radius in excess of 2mm if that’s what’s required
Deburring & Edge Radiussing – Clad Material
Metal often comes with a protective coating: plastic, galvanising, Zintec and in the aerospace industry, aluclad. Having gone to the cost of buying your material with the coating, the deburring and radiussing wouldn’t be much use if it stripped it off. We don’t! And we still deburr and radius evenly and controllably
Slaggrinding & Laser Oxide Edge Removal
Machinery for the removal of very heavy burrs from Oxy-Cutting, Plasma Cutting and Drilling. Removal with or without surface grinding (leave scale on to prevent weld spatter sticking), with or without edge breaking or radiussing of over 2mm if required.
Deburring Machined & Shaped
Where burrs and edges take on a third dimension we have machinery for removing even the largest burrs to a smooth, controlled, consistent finish; whether deep inside a machined component, or around an awkward corner. Deburring can be in the dictionary sense or finely controlled to an exact specification.
Graining Flat Work
(Or surfaces that can be presented flat). The old true-ism is that just one scratch rejects a part, but several million make it look good. We have machines for generating straight scratches, swept finishes, random DA type swirls or our own unique non-directional rain. These can be rough or smooth, generated by abrasive belt, abrasive brush or nylon web material. And they can be short or long, continuous if required.
Graining Shaped Work
Nearly everything we can do flat, we can do on a shaped component.
Where straight graining is required, blending in with neighbouring faces can require directionally programmable machinery, or the finish can be made random for subsequent hand finishing. Finishes can be rough or smooth, generated by abrasive belt, abrasive brush or nylon web material. And they can be short, long or continuous as required.
Brushing & Polishing
Polishing is simply abrading a surface with finer and finer grits until the finish takes on a highly reflective appearance. The grits are applied with ever softer mops which can work on large, wide areas simultaneously, controlled specific areas, or the whole component can be buried in the mop, so called “mushing”. The ultimate ‘Super 8’ finish, so popular in the Far East is a highly specialised version of the commercial finishes usually found in the UK, involving discs and underwater operation.
Calibrating & Tolerance Grinding
With the correct abrasive mineral, travelling at the correct speed, with the correct pressure, and there is enough power to do the job, on a robust enough machine with a sophisticated control system to monitor and maintain the process, high stock removal rates of hard material, to extraordinarily tight tolerances (0.05mm over slabs of 2000x11000mm) can be achieved and maintained. Sanding paper has come a long way, and few people realise just how far.
Fabrications are put together often with nicely finished stainless steel. They get scratched and disfigured with weld spatter as a result to say nothing of the mismatched grain direction, heat affected zone staining and lumpiness of the welds themselves. We have the solutions to clean up surfaces, match the grain you have, orientate the grain in the direction you want and blend the weld seamlessly into the surrounding surfaces. Manually or automatically.
Castings & Casting Flash
Castings require all kinds of work prior to their next process, cleaning of flash, preparation of a reference face, dressing of weld seams, or just burr removal we have the machinery. From manual to fully monitored robot cells.
We are not restricted to metal. Over the past years many customers have come to asking us to grain, polish, deburr, calibrate, and radius all manner of non-metallic substances. As a result we have an extensive database of both knowledge and machines in the field processing all manner of non-metallic products, some quite obscure. Ask. We may already have supplied machinery for the same job.
Our people are friendly and approachable, if you have any questions regarding our services don’t hesitate to contact us.
At Ellesco we work as a team to ensure all your needs are met, aiming for 100% customer satisfaction.
We back up all our machinery supplies with our own UK based technicians (factory trained contractors in Ireland), consumables and spares, either on an ‘ad hoc’ basis or on contract.
Even our used machines have been mechanically reconditioned to provide you with a high quality solution for your component.