Foekema Plaatbewerking BV is a Dutch company specialized in metal sheet services and fabrication. The company which provides laser cutting, welding and engineering services has just purchased an innovative corner rounding machine from NS Máquinas.
The need for a metal deburring machine was due to the increasing demand in the food industry, where customers like rounded and burr-free laser cut parts, both for hygienic reasons and also in order to eliminate the risk of injury with laser cut sharp edges. On the other hand customers demanded steel parts with rounded edges to assure better adhesion of powder coating and zinc layers. For these reasons Foekema decided to move on to the purchase of the NS Máquinas deburring and edge rounding machine DM1100C. Mr. Johan Foekema, managing director of the Dutch company, told us about his option. “After comparing different brands and models the NS Máquinas DM1100C was soon our best choice.” “In contrast to other metal deburring machines DM1100C edge rounding machine may also process small parts, even dimensions of 25x25mm are feasible! This makes it possible to supply laser cut parts to our customers which are finished and edge rounded both on the outside and on the inside contours with the same surface finishing. Many other companies tumble small parts which has necessarily a different look.” One of the benefits that Mr. Foekema points is the fact that he can deburr steel and stainless steel parts with the same machine. DM1100 C has a simple and quick system for abrasives replacement. In less than 3 minutes the edge rounding abrasive cross belts can be replaced, being possible to interchange the abrasive tools for steel and for stainless steel. The manager points: “Both stainless steel and steel parts can be finished and deburred on the same machine. More it is a very easy to clean our metal deburring machine.” DM1100C edge rounding machine can also deburr stainless steel laser cut parts with plastic foil, leaving the surface untouched. “Parts which were laser cut with film protection are not a problem. The film remains tight and the contours are rounded”. The NS Máquinas metal deburring machine proves to be also the right choice for many steel parts. According to Mr. Foekema the DM1100 C is “ideal for parts that will be powder coated or galvanized, once with rounded corners and holes there is better adhesion.” This metal sheet edge rounding and deburring machine has a maximum width of 1100mm and works up of 50mm thickness. The DM1100C metal deburring machine has a cross belt edge rounding technology because the machine is equpped with two transverse belts. These cross belts have sanding blocks which consist of abrasive flaps with scotch brite. These abrasive tools are designed to provide the removal of the burr and edge rounding of the corners. At the same time the cross belts provide a nice finish, especially in stainless steel. Regarding the investment on the NS metal deburring machine Foekema has no doubts and concludes “a relatively short operation time with low processing costs”. In order to know more about the DM1100C deburring and edge rounding machine please contact us.