Sweco’s round separator and finishing mill are both designed for efficient finishing processes. The vibro-energy round separator can separate solids from liquids or segregate dry materials into various sizes. Particles as fine as 400 mesh (37 microns) can be screened, with up to four screen decks incorporated in one separator. For the additive manufacturing industry, the round separator is used to collect, screen and rebottle reclaimed metal powder from 3D metal printers.
The Vibro-Energy Finishing Mill utilizes less energy per cubic foot of capacity and is less prone to drive failures, according to the company. The three-dimensional vibro-energy motion subjects parts and media to a consistent high-frequency tilting movement as they travel in a helical/orbital path around the chamber. The resulting compressive scrubbing action cleans and also removes burrs, round sharp corners, and smooths out surface impressions. The vertical/horizontal amplitudes and rate of vibration are adjustable, enabling finishing requirements to be handled quickly and efficiently.