Available in many configurations, Bel Air’s AutoHone robotic reverse drag finishing equipment offers efficiency, ultimate ease of use, and a small operating footprint.
The Bel Air AutoHone™ is a robotic honing and polishing machine that employs Bel Air’s tried-and-true reverse drag finishing technology, also known in the industry as stream finishing. In the reverse drag finishing process, the machine moves the media, rather than the work pieces, at a high rate of speed. This motion causes the media to “stream” across the work piece. When the stream hits the work piece, it produces a high-energy “wave”, much like an ocean wave. This process, when coupled with the infinite degree of part articulation provided by the six-axis robotic arm, allows for a complete, even, and repeatable process that neither hand finishing nor other types of equipment are able to achieve.
This method has shorter cycle times than standard drag finishing for tool honing or polishing. For some parts, process times as short as five seconds are possible. The AutoHone™ allows for a completely automated process requiring virtually no operator involvement.
Options such as integrated ultrasonic cleaner and air blow-off stations allow for a complete turn-key solution. Add our compact state-of-the-art metrology equipment to your workflow, in order to validate your results. Let us design a system to meet all your needs.