Finishing Machine has 22 ft long radius channel.

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Automated, continuous thru-feed Model XLR-22 features round-bowl design for deburring and finishing of metal parts. Cycle/separation options include continuous once-around-and-out processing, or batch cycling for parts requiring longer deburring exposure. Bowl is 8 ft in diameter and lined with 1 in. cast-molded urethane for parts protection. It has 8¼ in. tub cross-section, full-length tub contour baffle, and automatic lubrication for vibratory bearings.



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Innovative Long-Radius Machine from Almco Offers New Flexibility in Parts Finishing


Model XLR-22 Assures Maximum Precision, Labor Savings in Numerous Applications

ALBERT LEA, Minnesota (September 23, 2002) - An automated, continuous thru-feed machine from ALMCO, Inc., features a new finishing technology in a compact round-bowl design for precision deburring and finishing of metal parts.

The Model XLR-22, introduced at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September, is available in a choice of time cycle/separation options. They include continuous once-around-and-out (OAAO) processing, or batch cycling for parts requiring longer deburring exposure prior to automatic separation of parts from the finishing media.

The labor-saving, energy-efficient XLR-22 has a long-radius channel that is 22 feet in length and 8-1/2 inches wide. The channel provides constant media mass depth and media action - the key to strategic processing. Time cycles from 4 to 8 minutes with variable amplitude and vibrations per minute assure process flexibility.

The new unit's bowl is 8 feet in diameter and is lined with 1-inch cast-molded urethane for protection of parts. It has an 8-1/4-inch tub cross-section, a full-length tub contour baffle, and automatic lubrication for the vibratory bearings.

ALMCO's long-radius technology is especially desirable in work-cell applications where equipment reliability and close coordination of all operations are important. The new technology allows parts to remain submerged in the media for a longer period, which means more deburring action and less likelihood that an individual part needs to be sent through the system a second time.

Parts can be automatically loaded into the XLR-22 at specific metered intervals, freeing up workers for other jobs that need to be handled. The parts can be brought to the machine via conveyor for autornatic loading, and removed by conveyor after automatic parts separation from the finishing media.

For further information about the innovative XLR-22, contact ALMCO, Inc., 507 West Front Street, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007, phone 1-800-527-2740, or visit the company on the Internet at www.almco.com. The 60-year-old firm is a leading manufacturer and international marketer of metal deburring, finishing, parts cleaning, and liquid filtration equipment and systems that are sold through a network of independent distributors, sales representatives and ALMCO region managers.

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