The vibratory or tumbling method is cost-effective, consumes low energy and allows simultaneous finishing of a large quantity of machine parts or tools.

In this batch-type operation, the workpieces are placed with abrasive media into a vibratory tub or tumbler with the proper mixture of chemistry and water. Vibratory action causes friction against the workpieces to yield the desired result. The solution keeps the media breakdown soil in suspension, in order to wash it away.

Vibratory Tumbler

The Role of Proper Chemistry in Vibratory Finishing

For correct composition of the process fluid, or soap, take into account the processing itself, the parameters of your machines, the parts being processed, and the media. Chemical additives can help to remove contaminants, ­add corrosion-inhibiting properties, increase polishing/burnishing effectiveness, and preserve the abrasive properties of the media.

 Flow Rate and Volume

The flow rate of process fluid and the quantity of fluid in the working chamber also effect productivity. Too much solution in the working chamber will slow the process, increasing cycle times. Too little solution will leave parts, media and equipment dirty.

Consider the ratio between the mass of parts being processed and abrasive media and process fluid. If too many parts are processed at once, media may become ineffective.

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Our soaps are manufactured and shipped directly to you from our facility in Plantsville, Connecticut, under strict quality assurance and comprehensive record keeping. We maintain product batch samples for two years. Request a Certificate of Compliance for any shipment, as required. We can produce large or small batch sizes of both liquid and powder products. Although most products are “made to order”, our consistent raw material inventory allows us to quickly blend and ship your order on demand. ​