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Nine redesigned models for spindle finishing


We've applied our long-time engineering and manufacturing expertise to the Sutton Centri-Flo machines with repeatable success. The result ...

* Major cost savings in spindle finishing
* Outstanding quality control for deburring
* A rugged, high tech series of Almco/Sutton Centri-Flo machines

The Centri-Flo series of Almco's expanded-design mass finishing machines provide controlled methods for consistent deburring, generating radii and improving micro-inch surface finished to the most exacting requirements.

Primarily used by jet engine manufacturers to finish engine components with the utmost precision and close tolerance capability. However, there are many other applications in the precision/tight tolerance industries which could utilize these Centri-Flo style machines.

Reciprocating spindle units — two models. Finishing units for parts ranging up to 55" diameter x 8" depth to 600 lbs. maximum weight. Spindle reciprocates radially through 70 degree arc at a range of 35 to 160 RPM, or 95 to 380 RPM general range depending on machine selection and parts size/weight. Machine reciprocating/vibrating cycle automatically controlled to introduce water and compound.

Model Number of Spindles Reciprocations
Per Minute
Spindle 
RPMs
Maximum
Tub Speed
Maximum
Part Diameter
Drive 
HP
Overall
Dimensions
CFCA-1100-1 1 50-200 N/A N/A 45" 40 84"x140"x97"
CFCA-2200-1 1 25-150 N/A N/A 55" 60 102"x170"x128"

 

Tornado reversing spindle machines rotate in each direction at speeds ranging from 50 to 350 RPM largest units and 250 to 1200 RPM for smaller units. Spindle oscillates thru 14 degree arc. Spindle lowers into vibrating tank to submerge fixtured part into abrasive media. Spindle head oscillates front to back at variable speed/distances. Machine functions similar on all tornado units. For load/unload of parts, the entire spindle drive assembly pivots to present the work-piece to front of the machine at cycle end.

Model Number of Spindles Reciprocations
Per Minute
Spindle 
RPMs
Maximum
Tub Speed
Maximum
Part Diameter
Drive 
HP
Overall
Dimensions
CFT-2000-1 1 N/A 200-1200 N/A 18" 30 62"x133"x96"
CFT-2500-1 1 N/A 250-750 N/A 24" 30 69"x107"x94"
CFT-3000-1 1 N/A 150-900 N/A 40" 50 92"x108"x100"
CFT-4000-1 1 N/A 125-500 N/A 40" 75 94"x108"x100"
CFT-6000-1 1 N/A 15-235 N/A 50" 100 120"x186"x150"

High-speed high-pressure mass abrasive flow units — two models. Designed for deburring and finishing fixtured parts up to 10" diameter. Rotating spindles/parts are lowered into abrasive-flow stream in horizontal position at a tub speed of 1800 SFM. Each spindle with either 1 or 2 parts each, indexes in/out of abrasive mass for load/unload.

Model Number of Spindles Reciprocations
Per Minute
Spindle 
RPMs
Maximum
Tub Speed
Maximum
Part Diameter
Drive 
HP
Overall
Dimensions
CF-1800-2 2 N/A 0-20 1800 SFM 12" 75 68"x100"x86"
CF-1800-4 4 N/A 0-20 1800 SFM 3" 75 68"x100"x86"