Midbrook Provides Deburring Services for Automotive Supplier
Midbrook, the Jackson, MI-based manufacturer of industrial parts washing systems recently used its production facility to assist an automotive supplier in removing burrs from their machined aluminum parts.
Jackson, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) November 20, 2010
Midbrook, Inc., the Jackson, MI-based manufacturer of industrial parts washing systems recently used its production facility to assist an automotive supplier in removing burrs from their machined aluminum parts, helping them meet strict requirements imposed on them by a customer.
For many manufacturers, burrs are a common problem associated with machined aluminum parts. This is especially true for automotive manufacturers whose parts must adhere to extremely strict specifications. This means that burrs must be completely removed, or they risk having their parts rejected by the customer. Unfortunately for these manufacturers, the process of adequately removing machining burrs can be complicated and time consuming. Many manufacturers do not have the experience or equipment necessary for the task and are forced to deburr their parts by hand.
An automotive supplier recently approached Midbrook looking for a way to avoid this exact problem. The company produced aluminum steering wheel components that needed to be deburred before being sent to the customer, but did not have the equipment to do it themselves. Over their nearly 40 years in the industrial cleaning industry, Midbrook has experience dealing with many specialized applications. The Midbrook facility also has a large number of washers available that can be used to implement many different washing processes. They used this knowledge and experience to develop a process using robotics to target the burrs on the steering wheels with high pressure spray.
The manufacturer sent a quantity of their steering wheels to Midbrook, where they were deburred using the robot, and then washed to remove any remaining contaminant. Following the deburring and washing process, they were repackaged and sent back to the manufacturer. This allowed them to avoid having to spend a large amount of time and resources to deburr the steering wheels by hand, and also ensured that they were clean and ready to be sent to the customer.
Midbrook’s large production facility can be used for applications including high pressure or regular washing, inspection, assembly, or other needs. The staff at Midbrook will use their experience and resources to develop and implement a specialized process. They can then either send the parts back to the manufacturer or ship them to the final customer. Using this method, manufacturers can focus on making parts and avoid the cost in time and resources necessary to buy equipment and train employees to perform the extra work. As a result, they can get more parts to the market in a shorter time frame.
Midbrook is the minority owned, world leading provider of process specific, high volume aqueous part cleaning systems, sealed solvent cleaning systems, water bottling equipment, and medical decontamination equipment.
For more information about Midbrook and their production capabilities, visit http://www.midbrook.com or call 1-517-787-3481.
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