- Supports batch processing of connecting rods
- High quality finish guaranteed with latest machines
- Deburring, Cleaning 7 Polishing Of Connecting Rods
- Supports parts made by machining, casting, and forging
Inovatec MachineryHigh Quality Mass Finishing Solutions from China For Finishing Connecting Rods
The connecting rod is an important part in the automotive industry. It is very essential to ensure that the connecting rods are properly cleaned and polished for best performance.
Inovatec machinery manufactures wide range of mass finishing machines, tumbling media, and compounds for cleaning and finishing connecting rods. We have been providing mass finishing solutions for the past 20 years.
The central barrel finishing machine is a high energy finishing machine. It is very useful to degrease and clean the surface of the connecting rods. It can also make the connecting rod shine with the help of appropriate vibratory tumbling media. The processing time is very less for the central barrel finishing machine.
Different Types Of Connecting Rods Supported For Polishing
Titanium connecting rods are well known for its strength and performance. The light weight and durable features of the titanium metal makes it the best choice for making connecting rods. They are used in engines of many sports vehicles.
The vibratory tumbler finishing machine or the tub vibratory finisher machine can be used to finish the titanium connecting rods. Use the right type of tumbling media to get the best results.
The cast steel connecting rods will have less strength when compared to the stainless steel connecting rods. It is due to the low carbon content in the cast steel connecting rods. The low manufacturing cost of cast steel makes it attractive to many customers.
The vibratory tumbler finishing machine along with a suitable vibratory tumbling media can be used to deburr and finish cast steel connecting rods. You can get high quality finish on cast steel connecting rods with the help of the right tumbling media.
Different types of metal or metal alloys can be used in the machined connecting rods. They undergo a lot of stress inside the engine. So, proper finishing is essential to ensure that they don’t break down during the stress. Proper deburring and surface smoothening is required for the machined parts as it will have lots of imperfections.
The high energy centrifugal barrel finishing machine or the centrifugal barrel finishing machine can be used to polish the machined connecting rods. You can also make use of the standard vibratory tumbler finishing machine to polish the parts. Make sure to use the right media that match with the material type.
The forged connecting rods are stronger than the cast steel one. It is due to the strong interlinking bonds inside the connecting rods. The surface of forged connecting rods will not be smooth after the manufacturing process. So, deburring and polishing is essential to get the final finished part
A vibratory polishing machine or a centrifugal disc finishing machine can be used for deburring and polishing forged connecting rods. You can use the matching tumbling media of right shape and size to get the desired finish
There are many benefits of using aluminum connecting rods over the standard cast steel connecting rods. The strength of aluminum connecting rods is less than the forged ones. But, they provide more shock absorbing capabilities. It will help to remove the excess force on the crankshaft.
The centrifugal machine or the vibratory tumbler machine can be used to clean and polish aluminum connecting rods. Use plastic tumbling media for finishing aluminum connecting parts as they exert vey less pressure on the parts for polishing.
The connecting rods of boosted engines are known to have high fatigue life. They are made up of different types of metal or metal alloys.
So, polishing is essential to remove all the weak spots from the connecting rod. We recommend to use the vibratory tumbler finishing machine for polishing and cleaning the boosted engine connecting rods.
Connecting Rods Polishing Media
Different types of metals and metal alloys are used to manufacture connecting rods. So, different types of media need to be selected for each of these material types. Inovatec machinery manufactures different varieties of mass finishing media which can be used for cleaning and finishing connecting rods. The ceramic media is useful for finishing connecting rods made of cast iron.
The porcelain media is useful for polishing connecting rods. These media will not have any abrasive content in them. The plastic tumbling media can be used for surface preparation of connecting rods. Other organic media alike corn cob granules and walnut grit can also be used to polish connecting rods.
- Wide variety of mass finishing media
- Best after sales support
- High quality mass finishing machines
- Supports different levels of automation
The minimum order quantity for connecting rods polishing machine is one. There is no limit for the maximum number.
You will have to share 30 percent of the order amount in advance. We will start manufacturing the connecting rod polishing machines after receiving this amount. The rest of the amount can be paid after manufacturing the machine. We will share the images and video of the manufactured machine.
Usually, it will take around 20 to 25 days to manufacture the machine. If the number of machines is more then it may take more time. We can also reduce the time frame in case of emergency orders. Once the machine is shipped from our place, then you will receive the machine within 40 days
All the mass finishing machines are shipped in wooden boxes. These wooden boxes are subjected to the fermentation process as per the international shipping standards. There will be multiple layers of protective coating on top of the machine. These layers will ensure that no damage happens to the machine during the shipping time.
We ship machines from Ningo, Yiwu, or Shanghai which are near to our office. We can ship our machines to any part of the world. If you have any port preference other than these ports, you can share the details.
Polishing Connecting Rods – The Definitive Guide
Are you in the business of manufacturing and polishing connecting rods?
If yes, then you will find this guide useful.
You will learn about the different advantages of using a mass finishing machine for cleaning and polishing connecting rods.
You will also learn about the different types of mass finishing machine and vibratory tumbling media from Inovatec
- 1. What Do You Mean By A Connecting Rod?
- 2. What Are The Advantages Of Polishing Connecting Rods?
- 3. Can You Explain The Traditional Method Of Polishing Connecting Rods?
- 4. What Does A Connecting Rod Polishing Machine Do?
- 5. What Are The Advantages Of Using A Mass Finishing Machine For Polishing Connecting Rods?
- 6. Can You Share The Different Types OF Machines That Can Be Used For Polishing Connecting Rods?
- 7. What Are The Different Types Of Tumbling Media Offered By Inovatec For Polishing Connecting Rods?
- 8. What Are The Different Varieties Of Connecting Rods That Are Supported By Mass Finishing Machines From Inovatec?
1. What Do You Mean By A Connecting Rod?
Connecting rod is a vital part of an automotive engine.
It is positioned in between the piston and the crankshaft of the engine.
It is also known as the con rod.
It is responsible for the conversion of the linear motion of the piston to rotatory motion of the crankshaft.
2. What Are The Advantages Of Polishing Connecting Rods?
The benefits of polishing connecting rods are many.
The list is given below.
2.1 For Great Finish
The right type of finishing process will help to give the part a great finish.
2.2 To Improve The Durability Of Rods
The polishing process help to remove the burrs and flashes in the rods.
These are the weak spots in the part that can affect the life of the connecting rods.
So, removing such imperfections through the polishing process will help to make the part more durable.
3. Can You Explain The Traditional Method Of Polishing Connecting Rods?
The traditional method of polishing connecting rods is the manual polishing method.
It involves lots of laborers.
So, it is a tedious process.
A grinding wheel is used for the polishing purpose.
The grinding wheel comes with different heads.
So, you can change the heads according to the polishing requirements.
Polishing compounds are also applied on the connecting rod surface to accelerate the polishing process and to bring more shine on the part surface.
4.What Does A Connecting Rod Polishing Machine Do?
The machine that can clean and polish connecting rods is called a connecting rods polishing machine.
You need to load the machine with connecting rods, appropriate tumbling media, and compounds for polishing.
The polished connecting rods will be available at the end of the process.
The whole process will happen automatically.
The finishing time will vary for different types of polishing rods and also with the type of the machine.
5. What Are The Advantages Of Using A Mass Finishing Machine For Polishing Connecting Rods?
The benefits of polishing connecting rods with a connecting rod polishing machine are many.
The list of advantages is given below.
5.1 Superior Finish Quality
The traditional method of polishing connecting rods is done manually.
So, the quality of the finish on the part is fully dependent on the skill of the laborers.
The quality will vary for different laborers.So, there will not be aby consistency in polishing.
The polishing using the Inovatec machine ensures a high quality finish on the parts, provided you use the right type of media for polishing.
Any level of finish can be easily achieved with the help of the machine.
5.2 Time Saver
The manual polishing process will take lots of time as each individual connecting rods are polished separately.
So, only one connecting rod can be polished at a time.
You can polish large number of connecting rods at a time if you use a machine based polishing solution.
5.3 Cost Effective Solution
There are two types of cost involved in the polishing process.
One is the equipment and the tool cost and the other is the labor cost.
You will need lots of laborers working in parallel to get a good yield in the case of the manual polishing process.
Only one operator is need to control the entire operation of the polishing machine in the case of the machine based solution.
You need to make a one time investment on the machine and the tumbling media.
If you select the media which can be reused many times, then you can use the same media for many years.
You need to invest in multiple set of equipment for manual polishing.
So, a machine based solution is cost effective in the long run.
5.4 No Dependency on Skilled Laborers
The manual polishing process is fully dependent on labor skills.
So, you will have to train your laborers to do the polishing work efficiently.
The machine based solution is independent of the labor skills since the machine is doing the polishing process.
5.5 Not A Labor Intensive Process
In the manual method of polishing, you need to employ lots of laborers.
So, it is a labor intensive process.
In the case of the mass finishing machine from Inovatec, the entire operation will be carried out by the machine and only one operator is needed to control the operations of the machine.
So, it is not a labor intensive process.
5.6 Guarantee Damage Free Polishing Process
The manual method of polishing connecting rods involve human laborers.
So, it is prone to human errors.
So, there will be more damaged parts as a result of improper polishing.
There will not be aby damage in the parts due to the polishing process in the case of mass finishing machine from Inovatec.
You need to ensure that you use the right type of tumbling media with the connecting rods.
5.7 Low Maintenance Cost
The maintenance cost is something which you will have to think about when you invest in any machine.
All mass finishing machines from Inovatec machinery can be easily maintained using standard tool kits.
No special tools or labor training is required for the maintenance activities.
All maintenance instructions are clearly given in the easy to read manual.
So, the maintenance cost is very low for connecting rod polishing machine from Inovatec.
5.8 Batch Processing Feature
The connecting rods polishing machine from Inovatec machinery comes with batch polishing capability.
So, you can polish different sets of rods at a time in batches with the help of the separators.
6. Can You Share The Different Types OF Machines That Can Be Used For Polishing Connecting Rods?
There are three types of mass finishing machines from Inovatec machinery that can be sued for finishing connecting rods.
These machines are capable of doing different mass finishing processes like deburring, degreasing, descaling, surface smoothening, deflashing, and polishing of parts.
The list of supported machines is given below.
6.1 Vibratory Tumbler Finishing Machine
The vibratory tumbler finishing machine is the most commonly used machine for polishing connecting rods.
They are easy to operate and maintain.
The heavy duty PU lining inside the bowl of the machine will ensure that the parts and the media are protected from hitting against the sidewalls.
It is a cost effective solution for cleaning and polishing of connecting rods.
It is capable of handling large number of connecting rods at a time.
The vibratory tumblers can polish both small and medium size parts.
6.2 Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine
The tub vibratory finishing machine can also be used for deburring and finishing of connecting rods.
It is capable of handling complex connecting rods like the fork and beam rods and the cross beam connecting rods.
The chamber separator option in this machine allows you to finish connecting rods separately in each individual chamber without hitting against each other.
Thus, part to part collision can be avoided.
It can be used for poling cast connecting rods.
6.3 Centrifugal Barrel Finishing Machine
The centrifugal barrel finishing machine works on the principle of centrifugal force.
It is very useful for cleaning and polishing connecting rods.
It is a high energy mass finishing machine that is capable of finishing parts at a fast rate.
The centrifugal barrel finishing machine is useful to get a mirror like shin eon the connecting rods.
Inovatec machinery manufactures different types of centrifugal barrel finishing machines.
The centrifugal barrel finisher that come with the automatic unloading feature is useful for the homogenous surface finishing of parts.
There is another model which comes with the removable barrel option.
It is best suited for small connecting rods.
The third model comes with the tilt barrel option.
It is also useful for finishing connecting rods as it can easily reach the recess and holes in the connecting rods for efficient finishing.
The fourth and the last model comes with 48 barrels.
It is suited for batch processing of small connecting rods.
Here, you can load different set of connecting rods in each of the barrels and get them polished at a time.
Inovatec also offers different additional settings for customizing the mass finishing machines.
7. What Are The Different Types Of Tumbling Media Offered By Inovatec For Polishing Connecting Rods?
The materials that are added along with the connecting rods inside the tumbling machine is called the vibratory tumbling media.
It is responsible for polishing the connecting rods.
Inovatec machinery manufactures wide variety of tumbling media for polishing connecting rods.
They are capable of doing the different mass finishing processes like deburring, degreasing, cleaning, descaling, surface smoothening, rust removal, and polishing of parts.
All these media are available in different shapes and sizes.
You can choose any of these media based on your connecting rod polishing requirement.
Inovatec recommend to use four types of mass finishing media for cleaning and polishing connecting rods
The list is given below.
7.1 Plastic Tumbling Media
Plastic tumbling media is a fused mixture of abrasives and polyester resins.
They are available in three different cutting grades.
It includes the dense cutting, light cutting, and medium cutting plastic tumbling media.
The percentage of the abrasive media will be different in these three cutting grades.
Inovatec also manufacture plastic tumbling media in different shapes like ball, cone, cylinder, tristar, tetrahedron, and many others.
All these media shapes are available in different sizes.
If you don’t find the media shape in our inventory, you can place a custom request also.
The plastic media can be used for deburring, cleaning, degreasing, and descaling of connecting rods.
It can be used with most of the mass finishing machines from Inovatec machinery.
They apply less pressure on the parts for cleaning and also provide a cushioning effect to connecting rods during the tumbling process.
7.2 Porcelain Tumbling Media
The porcelain tumbling media does not have any abrasives.
So, it can be used for polishing connecting rods.
We recommend to use it in wet polishing process for best results.
They are made up of alumina and kaolin.
It is usually used in the last stage of the mass finishing process.
The two varieties of porcelain media manufactured by Inovatec include the standard and the fine varieties.
The concentration of alumina will be 30 percent for the standard version and 70 percent for the fine version.
They are available in different shapes like tristar, cylinder, triangle and ball
You can get all these shapes in different sizes.
7.3 Stainless Steel Tumbling Media
The stainless steel tumbling media apply lots of pressure on the parts.
So, it can be used only with strong metal parts.
Otherwise, it will damage the parts.
It is a cost effective solution for polishing parts.
It has an average life of 20 years,
So, you can reuse it many times.
The different shapes manufactured by Inovatec include the ball, diagonal, and magnetic pins.
They are also available in different grades like AISI 420, AISI 316, AISI 440C, AISI 201, AISI 304, and carbon steel grade.
All the stainless steel tumbling media are case hardened.
So, the dimensions of the media will be very accurate.
7.4 Walnut Shell Tumbling Media
The walnut shell tumbling media is a biodegradable environmentally friendly media.
It can be used for dry polishing of connecting rods.
Walnut grit can be used with both centrifugal barrel finishing machine and the vibratory finishing machine.
You can get both fine grit as well as coarse grit form Inovatec.
They are also capable of absorbing impurities from the connecting rod surface for efficient cleaning.
They also ensure a dust free finishing process.
8. What Are The Different Varieties Of Connecting Rods That Are Supported By Mass Finishing Machines From Inovatec?
There are different varieties of connecting rods available in the market.
Almost all types of metal and metal alloy rods are supported by Inovatec mass finishing machines.
The list of different types of connecting rods supported by Inovatec on the basis of their materials, manufacturing process, and the shape is given below.
8.1 Titanium Connecting Rods
The titanium connecting rods are high end connecting rods known for their strength and durability.
Their performance cannot be matched with any other type of connecting rods.
The vibratory tumbler machines can be used to clean and polish the titanium connecting rods with the help of appropriate media.
8.2 Cast Steel Connecting Rods
The strength of cast steel connecting rods is less than that of the stainless steel ones because of lower carbon content.
They are popular among many manufacturers due to their low cost manufacturing process.
The vibratory finisher machines can be used to clean and deburr the cast steel connecting rods.
8.3 Machined Connecting Rods
Different types of materials are used to prepare machined connecting rods.
The choice of the material will depend on the engine.
You will have to do a proper polishing of the machined connecting rods to remove the machine lines and burrs from its surface.
The centrifugal barrel finishing machine will be the best choice for finishing connecting rods.
The vibratory finishing machine can also be used for these connecting rods.
8.4 Connecting Rods Of Boosted Engines
The connecting rods used in boosted engines come with high fatigue life.
So, heavy duty elements are used to manufacture these connecting rods.
Heavy duty engines with high horsepower make use of these connecting rods.
Proper polishing is essential to ensure the proper functioning of the connecting rods inside the engine.
The high energy centrifugal barrel finishing machine is the best choice for finishing these type of connecting rods.
8.5 Forged Connecting Rods
The forged connecting rods are known for their durability when compared to the cast ones.
The proper internal linking bonds ensure that they have more strength.
The surface of these connecting rods will have lots of imperfections that needs to be cleaned.
The centrifugal barrel finishing machine or the vibratory tumbler finishing machine can be used of finishing these parts.
You need to ensure to use the right type of tumbling media for finishing.
8.6 Aluminum Connecting Rods
Aluminum connecting rods act as a good shock absorber.
So, it will enhance the life of the crankshaft by reducing the excess stress on the crankshaft.
They have many benefits over the typical cast steel rods.
The aluminum connecting rods are soft so the tumbling media selected must be a plastic one.
You can use any of the surface enhancement machines like the centrifugal barrel finishing machine, vibratory tumbling machine, or the tub vibratory finishing machine for finishing aluminum connecting rods.
8.7 Powdered Metal Connecting Rods
The powdered metal connecting rods are made up of metal in powdered form through the molding process.
The low manufacturing process of the powdered metal connecting rods has made it very popular.
Their strength is also more than the cast connecting rods.
Any of the mass finishing machine can be used for polishing these connecting rods.
8.8 Billet Connecting Rods
Billet connecting rods are made up of a single piece of flat forged steel.
A water jet or a CNC machine is used to cut the steel in the shape of the connecting rod.
Their strength is less than the forged connecting rods.
A light finishing is required for these parts.
You can use a low abrasive media for polishing these connecting rods.
8.9 I- Beam Connecting Rods
These rods are the shape of capital letter, I, hence the name.
It is one of the commonly used connecting rod type.
Any mass finishing machine from Inovatec can be used to polish the I-beam connecting rods.
8.10 H-Beam Connecting Rods
The H-beam connecting rods will be in the shape of letter H.
They are costly when compared to the I beam rods
You can use centrifugal or vibratory finishing machines to finish H- beam rods.
8.11 Fork & Blade Connecting Rods
These type of connecting rods are used in aircraft and motorcycles.
Here, the fork rod gets divided into two at the big end side.
Different types of materials are used to manufacture these connecting rods.
8.12 Cross Beam Connecting Rods
These connecting rods are popularly known as the X beam rods.
They are hybrids of I-beam and H-beam connecting rods.
The best features of these two connecting rods are combined to get the cross beam connecting rods.
They are mostly used in racing engines.
So, now you know the advantages of using Inovatec mass finishing machines for cleaning and polishing of connecting rods.
So, if you are still using the age-old method of manual polishing, then try switching to a machine based solution.
Inovatec offer different types of mass finishing machines, tumbling media, and compounds.
So, you can easily choose the right solution for polishing your connecting rods.
It will help to take your business to new heights.