Time-tested Ball Burnishing Machine Manufacturer from China
  • Heavy-duty motor with strength castings & high-quality windings
  • Abrasion-resistant PU lining as well as tension/tear resistance
  • Closeable drain assembly allowing both retention and quick drainage
  • Media discharge door provides easy removal of media for process change
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Inovatec MachineryYour Best Metal Burnishing Machine Manufacturer in China

Ball burnishing machine is a heavy-duty vibratory mass finishing machine that is used with stainless steel tumbling media. To support metal burnishing with massive steel media, a ball burnishing vibratory bowl is enhanced with a gusset for extra strength. Besides, ball burnishing machine motors use extra-large power to support the extra heavy load. The ball burnishing process usually takes between 10-20 minutes.

vibratory finishing machine

This ball burnishing machine has a straight wall design intended for significant parts with automatic separation.

LZGA100 curved bowl with separating unit vibratory finishing machine deburring machine 1

This burnishing machine has an excellent three-dimensional ball shining with a curved processing tunnel with an automatic separation feature.

4. VBA vibratory deburring machine 2

This polishing machine has a curved wall ideal for running with stainless steel ball and zirconia ball.

5. TVBA tub ball burnishing machine

This tub vibratory machine has a curved wall design ideal for engine housing and exhaust header polishing.

Optional Design & Setting

A prominent dosing pump regularly feeds chemicals to the vibratory bowl at a stable rate.

This variable speed converter is perfect for efficient control of vibration amplitude.

A soundproof cover protects the operator from a noisy working environment, reducing structure-borne noise and airborne noise to 10-15 dB.

Automatic internal separation delivers the most efficient unloading separation of parts from the finishing media.

This air-operated unloading machine frees the operators from performing other functions while mills are running.

The automatic reverse separation allows automatic adjustment for optimum process and unloading settings.

Ball Burnishing Media

Inovatec ball burnishing media includes stainless steel media, zirconia ball, and porcelain ball. They impose a heavy weight on parts and creates a high gloss finish.

Inovatec Machinery – Ball Burnishing Machine with Highest Regards for Quality, Reliability and Process Versatility
  • The motor allows on-site adjustment, 900-1500 rpm
  • Ball burnishing, pre-plate finishing, radiusing
  • Pre-sales free sample processing and providing solutions
  • After-sales lifetime technical & spare parts support
Frequently Asked Question
For your machine, how many do we need to order at least?

You can order at least 1 set.

How is your machine packaged?

We use a fumigated wooden box to pack the machine.

What is your payment method?

For general orders, a 30% initial payment and 70% before shipment.

For large orders, 100% current letter of credit payment.

If you are working with us for the first time, you can do PayPal to secure your order.

We welcome you to check the quality of our products before shipping.

How long can you deliver?

Under normal circumstances, the production time of the vibrating finishing machine is 15-25 days. If your motor power is not 380V/50HZ, then it will take longer than the estimated production time. If the order is urgent, we can also arrange it within two weeks.

Which port are you closest to?

We are closest to Shanghai, Ningbo, and Yiwu.

Ball Burnishing Machines

The most popular ball burnishing media is stainless steel media.

Besides, you can also use carbon steel media and zirconia ball as metal burnishing media.

Because ball burnishing media is a non-abrasive media with a smooth surface texture, no significant deburr action will occur.

Inovatec ball burnishing compound is an active acidic compound.

It consistently pumps into the vibratory bowl on a continuous flow.

zirconia ball burnishing machine and polishing steel parts

Inovatec ball burnishing machines can achieve your parts to a bright finish in a timely fashion with competitive cost.

The actual metal burnishing machine can be either a vibratory finishing machine or a vibratory trough finishing machine.

Inovatec machinery has a ball burnishing machine from small to big size.

Whether you want to shine small silver parts or you want to burnish huge casting parts, we have the right equipment available for you.

ball burnishing machine burnishing brass parts

The application industry includes: metal stamping parts, die casting parts, foundries, aluminum die casting parts as well as Zamak die casting parts.

During the ball burnishing process, stainless steel media exerts compressive strength on the parts’ surface.

Thus it increases parts to wear resistance.

Same as other mass finishing equipment, a ball burnishing machine also has optional settings including variable speed control, a dosing pump for compound feeding, a noise cover to protect workers, and even a pneumatic separation gate for parts and media separation.

die casting parts vibratory finishing polishing

Inovatec machinery has over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing surface finishing equipment.

We promised to deliver the highest standard metal burnishing machine for your industrial application.

You are welcome to send us your parts for free trials. Contact us today and get the instant quote now!

Ball Burnishing Machine FAQ Guide

1. What is a ball burnishing machine?

A ball burnishing machine is one that turns around an inserted workpiece’s surface.

It turns around a workpiece’s surface to create a bright, highly reflective surface.

It puts workpieces into a specialized process, combining the weight and brightness of the media and the compounds.

Altogether, these components produce a specific luster, color, sheen, and brightness that you desire in the workpieces.

PZG(A)300 vibratory finishing machine with Straight wall bowl

2. What are the components of a ball burnishing machine?

There are 3 main components of a ball burnishing machine. It includes:

The Machine:

This comprises the tub, chamber, and various parts that are so interconnected to make the ball burnishing process a reality.

Think of it as the interconnected parts and accessories that make up a motor car.

The Compound:

This is the wet substance or liquid that is constantly pumped to enhance the ball burnishing process.

It helps to repress the corrosion of the machine and the media.

Think of it as the engine oil of a motor car that delays wear and tear of moving parts

The Media or Ball:

This is the abrasive substance that is energized by the machine.

The constant ‘rubbing’ or circling of the workpieces hits hard at the surfaces of the workpieces.

This then produces the desired effect and finish

3. What are the most accepted types of ball burnishing media?

To create a shiny, highly reflective surface in the inserted workpiece, ball burnishing machines are consistent.

The machines majorly make use of case-hardened steel media or other types of media with high bulk density.

This is because they are the most efficient in achieving a cost-effective, attractive, and shiny finish on the workpiece’s surface.

They come in different shapes and sizes, purposely to prevent lodged media in the hole of the workpiece.

They possess smooth textures, as opposed to many other precision finishing media that have abrasives.

Their smoothness ensures no significant deburring will occur in workpieces.

stainless steel shot jewelery mix

4. How does a ball burnishing machine work?

Here’s how the specialized burnishing process works with a ball burnishing machine :

In a manner similar to other mass finishing machines, workpieces are loaded into the ball burnishing machine.

Then the machine would be filled with abrasive and high-density burnishing media, to achieve the desired effect.

With the machine in operation, the bowl, which sits on springs built on the motor, rolls.


This causes the workpieces to rotate around the machine in a circular motion, with the media grinding away on them.

To achieve the desired effect, the burnishing compound is continually pumped into the machine.

Upon completion, a dam opens in the machine, allowing the workpieces to get taken out.

The media, however, falls through the screen and back into the machine. The burnished pieces are finally unloaded into wire baskets, and spun-dried.

5. What are the benefits of using a ball burnishing machine?

There are several benefits that you stand to gain in the use of ball burnishing machines.

Prominent among them are:

Corrosion Resistance

A ball burnishing machine helps eliminate roughness and micro-notches in a workpiece. It helps give a workpiece greater resistance against rust and other forms of metal corrosion. In essence, a ball burnished workpiece is less likely to develop cracks and other imperfections.

Case Hardening

Ball burnishing machines condense the structure of inserted metals to increase their hardness.

A ball burnished workpiece is 50 to 100% harder than its unburnished counterpart.

This makes it more resistant to fatigue failure.

Polished Finish

Not only is a burnished workpiece stronger, but it also becomes more polished.

Ball burnishing machine effectively eliminates minor visual defects by polishing the surface to the smoothness of 1μm or less.

6. Are there different types of ball burnishing machine?

No, there aren’t.

7. Is there a difference between a ball burnishing machine and a roller burnishing machine?

Yes, there are several.

The two are the classification of burnishing machines according to the geometry of tools used by the machine.

In a ball burnishing machine, one or more spherical balls are re-enforced.

Such support is lent by the hydraulic pressure of a fluid or spring.

The ball(s) constantly revolves around the workpiece in a stream of constantly pumped and circulated compound or fluid.

As the tool rotates around, the ball becomes pressed against the workpiece, resulting in a burnishing process.

However, a roller burnishing machine uses hardened rollers to reduce surface roughness and imperfections.


The burnishing tool typically consists of a cylindrical roller and hardened sphere.

The tool is pressed into the surface of the workpiece while it is rotated (or the workpiece rotated instead).

Such rolling is done at a constant speed, producing a very consistent finish across the workpiece.

8. What are the materials that can be inserted in a ball burnishing machine?

Ball burnishing machines are widely used on diverse metal materials for several specialized industries.

However, steel is the most popular metal material that it is used on.

This is followed by aluminum, then brass and titanium alloys, polymers, nickel-chrome, and finally, copper.

brass parts vibratory ball burnishing with steel tumbling media

9. What industries can take advantage of a ball burnishing machine?

Over the years, ball burnishing machines have come to be widely accepted.

It has thus found applications in almost every industry that there is.

That’s to say that you can use these machines to advance your business.

Some of the prominent industries where it is used include die casting and metal stamping. Also on the list are tool and die, foundries, bearing, aluminum casting companies, and many more.

aluminium die casting parts ball burnishing

10. Is a ball burnishing machine any better than other mass finishing machine types?

No, it isn’t.

Ball burnishing machines simply use a different process to achieve the same purpose.

Such purpose is the same across boards of all the different types of mass finishing machines.

vibratory burnishing stainless steel machining parts

11. Is there a downside to using a ball burnishing machine on a product?

Ideally, ball burnishing a workpiece has no downside to it.

However, where a ball burnishing machine operates in an uncontrolled manner, it can lead to lots of downsides.

For example, where an operator knows not when to turn down the burnishing speed or altogether stop the process, the workpieces can turn out in worse shape.

12. Does burnishing speed have an impact on workpieces?

Depending on the speed you want to be done with the whole ball burnishing process, or how smooth you desire the part to turn out, the burnishing speed does indeed make all the difference and impact on the workpiece.

Ideally, as a ball burnishing machine’s speed increases, so the workpiece’s roughness decreases.

However, this may not always be the case, depending on the kind of material and different parameters employed.

The roughness of a workpiece may increase as the speed increases.

13. Does the ball burnishing machine use a lubricant at all? And if it does, what type?

Indeed, a ball burnishing machine does use a lubricant to get the job done.

However, its lubricants are more appropriately called “compounds”.

They are usually pumped into the machine continuously, throughout the duration it runs.

This helps to get the job done effectively and in a timely manner, without having to stress or wear any of its components.

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