Single Side Deburring Machine Vs Double Side Deburring Machine: Which One Is Better?

After laser cutting, the parts can not enter the assembly stage immediately, so a deburring machine is needed to remove the burr produced in the cutting process

Other processes, such as flame or plasma cutting, are easy to leave coarse burr and slag on the surface of sheet metal parts (Fig. 1)

Fig. 1 Slag

These “die hards” are obstacles to efficient processing in the next process.

Nowadays, the modern automatic deburring machine can remove the burr efficiently, round the edges and corners at the same time, and finally present the clean and bright sheet metal parts, which greatly reduces the scrap rate and production cost, and makes the products show their advantages in the competition.

Advantages of double side deburring machine

The efficiency of deburring machine which can be processed on both sides is doubled, and the workpiece does not need to be turned over. It only needs to go through the deburring machine once to realize deburring on both sides (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2 Deburring effect

Compared with the single side deburring machine, it saves more than 50% of the time, and eliminates the redundant time of workpiece moving and loading and unloading.

The double side deburring machine can save 40-80 euro per hour.

This data shows that even if the device is only used for a few hours a week, it can get a huge return.

For economic reasons, the choice of double-sided deburring machine is a win-win situation.

For sheet metal parts that only need to be processed on one side, the double-sided deburring machine is still applicable, because it saves the steps of pre sorting or turning the workpiece, especially when processing larger workpieces or heavy flame cutting parts, it often faces the problems of long time consuming and high risk factor.

However, according to the different manufacturing process, enterprises can also choose to increase the loading and unloading process to make up for the shortage of single side deburring machine.

In this way, we can not only get return on investment, but also get better products and competitive advantages than expected.

Advantages of single side deburring machine

Single side deburring machine still has its value in some application fields.

Unlike double-sided deburring machines, single-sided deburring machines usually have a vacuum table as a support, where smaller parts can be safely repaired and processed.

But in the double-sided deburring machine, this kind of small part is likely to fall from the seam of the working unit.

This is why many laser OEM enterprises prefer single side deburring machine, because they usually need to deal with a large number of different sizes of parts.

If the single side deburring machine is equipped with universal rotary brush, it can also fillet the sheet metal parts placed on the vacuum table.

The universal rotary brush moves to the sheet metal parts from different directions to produce the best rounding effect on the inner and outer contour of the material.

Regardless of the shape and direction of the workpiece, the processing effect is very uniform, and the unique rounding radian can reach 2.0 mm.

In addition to deburring and fillet, the last bright process of single-sided processing equipment is surface roughness treatment (Fig. 3).

Fig. 3 Surface treatment effect

To achieve this, the equipment is equipped with a separate surface treatment unit.

To sum up, single side deburring equipment can also play an important role in some fields

It is not only suitable for processing small parts, but also suitable for large and wide sheet metal parts.

For example, in the processing of laser or plasma cutting parts, we need to fully consider the unique functions such as uniform rounding.

In contrast, the single side deburring machine is easier and more flexible to meet the needs of deburring, fillet and other surface treatment of sheet metal parts.

How to choose deburring machine

The key points to be considered when choosing single side or double side deburring machine are the range of parts and production process.

Single side deburring machine can cover more kinds of workpieces and achieve more uniform fillet effect, but it takes more time and may increase the cost of material processing.

The use of double-sided deburring machine can improve production and processing efficiency, but the flexibility is relatively poor in processing various parts.

When choosing a model, in many cases, it is not to look for a device that can cover all parts.

If a deburring machine can cover 80% of the material range, it can be regarded as meeting the demand and achieving the capacity target.

When it is necessary to deal with some special workpieces, enterprises can also choose deburring outsource work as a supplement.

If necessary, the enterprise can also calculate whether it is better to buy two deburring machines: the double-sided deburring machine can improve the efficiency of processing large quantities of workpieces, and the single-sided deburring machine is used to process small parts, which is flexible and efficient.

At the same time, it is a good choice to have two sets of the most advanced deburring equipment and perfectly combine them for enterprise production.

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