Car Wheel Vibratory Polishing and Buffing Machine

Car Wheel Vibratory Polishing and Buffing Machine is effective for automotive aluminum wheel burnishing and polishing. It is also used for motorcycle wheel polishing.

Machine ModelMV21MV25MV32
Wheel Size0-21 inch0-25 inch0-32 inch
Inside Diameter660mm760mm860mm
Buchet Height400mm400mm540mm
Motor0.75x2kw + 0.25kw0.75x2kw + 0.40kw0.75x2kw + 0.40kw

The aluminum wheel polishing machine is a great tool to get a smooth finish on aluminum parts. It’s mainly targeted to finish aluminum wheels. You can restore old wheels as well with these machines. The wheel size for the Inovatec aluminum wheel polishing machine starts from 14” to 32” that includes car wheels, truck wheels, and motorcycle wheels.

The aluminum wheel polishing machine uses two motors that operate at very high speeds. As a result, you get a low amplitude of vibration for a smoother surface finish. As the vibration force is low, your workpieces will remain on the far end of the tumbler and won’t impinge themselves. The process takes several hours to complete one cycle.



The Inovatec designed MV series surface finishing machine is specially designed for car wheel surface deburring, refurbishing, and polishing. The application including alumina wheels, motorcycle wheels, car wheels as well as huge truck wheels.

The main feature of the MV series surface finishing machine is it comes with 3 high-performance vibratory motors with adjustable frequency motor with low vibratory amplitude.

The wheel is mounted on the bottom of the vibratory bowl with a mechanical anchoring device which allows a super fine finishing surface of high value-added components.


Working Principle

With Inovatec MV vibratory polishing machine, the parts are not moving freely together with media. During processing, grinding media or polishing media flow systematically around the parts (wheel). This makes a highly continuous surface pattern the same externally and internally.

As the complex surface geometry is finished evenly, some areas, even hard to reach areas, can be finished economically.



  • Aluminum wheel polishing, refurbishing, grinding
  • Medical parts polishing
  • Aerospace parts finishing and polishing
  • Propellor parts polishing
  • High-efficiency aluminum finishing
  • Consistent operation with zero downtime



  • DuPont PU high wear-resistant lining working chamber with 2 drains
  • Excellent machine designed for polishing alumina wheel from rough finishing to high luster finishing
  • High adaptability to all kinds of wheel size and design, while other parts can also be mounted on the bottom plate
  • Included chemical injecting pump
  • Variable frequency settings
  • Specially designed fixing device for parts
  • Ideal for fine grinding, polishing, smoothing automotive wheels
  • Producing highly homogeneous surface with complex geometries
  • 2 or 3 motors running ensures optimal finishing in a short time
  • Parts fixed in the vibratory bowl bottom
  • Capable to run continuously for 24 hours
  • Control box including all possible setting, including start/stop, vibratory speed inverter for vibratory amplitude control, digital process timer, compound dosing control

Wheel Vibratory Finishing Machines

The wheel vibratory finishing machine is a specially designed vibratory finisher for wheel polishing. It is ideal for aluminum wheel polishing and also great for ceramic wheel polishing. Sometimes, it is called a ceramic polisher or ceramic polishing machine.

We manufacture wheel polisher and tumbler according to German Standard.

  • Ideal for fine grinding, polishing, smoothing automotive wheels
  • Producing highly homogeneous surface with complex geometries
  • 2 or 3 motors running ensures optimal finishing
  • Parts fixed in the vibratory bowl bottom
  • Capable of running continuously for 24 hours

The wheel vibratory finishing machine is a specially designed vibratory finishing machine for wheel tumbling.

Currently, we have the standard 21-inch design (model MV21) and 30-inch design (Model MV30) machine for wheel polishing.

wheel vibratory polishing machine Control box_

With the compact design, wheel vibratory finishing machines are perfect for surface grinding, smoothing, polishing, and cleaning.

It is easy to operate and easy to repair.

Also, this machine is extremely user-friendly.

You can discharge the media and load new media types in a short time.

With a combination of finishing media ball, you will receive a mirror finish on your wheels just in a few hours.

The wheel vibratory finishing machine is suitable for all types of wheels.

Whether truck wheels, motorbike wheels, bicycle wheels, automotive wheels, ceramic wheels, mag wheels, alloy wheels, or car wheels, we always have the right equipment and fixture for you.

They are commonly used as a mobile truck wheel polishing machine, aluminum wheel polishing machine, aluminum wheel polishing machine, aluminum semi-rim polishing machine, and alloy wheel polishing machine.

wheel polishing before and after

The wheel vibratory finishing machine polishes not only aluminum wheels but also titanium and stainless steel wheels.

This type of machine is necessary for the car repair shop.

They use this machine for wheel refurbishing and restorations; no matter the wheel is a casted part, forged part, or machined part.

While each machine can process one wheel at a time, the vibratory finishing system equipped with a robust vibration drive system and motors, a frequency converter allows the vibration motor to run at different speeds.

Besides, a working bowl with wear-resistant PU lining improves the lifetime of the machine.

If you are planning to start a truck wheel polishing service or automotive parts polishing service, then you can invest in one of these machines.

Don’t go for a DIY wheel polishing machine if you are really serious about your business.

wheel vibratory finishing

Inovatec machinery has more than 20 years’ industrial know-how in process development and equipment manufacturing.

We have the technical expertise. Therefore you do not need to go through an expensive process of trial and error.

We offer a full range of deburring media and polishing media and surface finishing compound for wheel ball polishing.

You will get all the necessary advantages for your wheel finishing process as we are sure to deliver you the best finish.

Send us a message today and get a free quote now!

wheel before and after finishing

Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine FAQ Guide

1. What is a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine?

Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines are a type of mass finishing machine that works on a chemical mechanical basis to finish surfaces.

They are specially designed for wheel surface deburring, refurbishing, and polishing.

It incorporates vibratory mass finishing technology, with an open-minded and new approach, to wheel polishing and deburring.

The Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine is capable of turning around a dull rim, for good.

Such turn-around results in an eye-catching workpiece with very little labor input, and within a short time.

wheel vibratory polisher control box

2. What the components of a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine?

Certain important components make the vibratory wheel polishing machine a functional mass finisher.

The wheel polisher includes a machine body, vibration motors, discharging valve, anti-vibration spring, auto liquid-adding device, media barrel, electric controlling box, screw, and nylon fastener.

This includes:

The Machine:

These are the essential, interconnected hardware or machine parts that make the part feasible. Some of the most prominent parts are:

The work bowl

This is the enclosed space within which the wheels are polished and finished. It harbors the media, compound, and water combined to grind and polish workpieces. They are usually made of wear-resistant polyurethane, reinforced with special gussets and heat-treated, for stress relief.

wheel vibratory finishing machine with aluminum wheel

wheel polishing machine bowl


This is the machine part that supplies the engine power that kicks the other parts into action.

wheel vibratory finishing machine

Water/compound system

Most vibratory wheel finishing machines have control systems that regulate the flow of water and compound for cooling and cleaning effects.

wheel polishing machine pump

Electrical controls

Like other industrial machinery, vibratory wheel polishing machines have electrical control systems. The control board includes push-button controls and display units for all machine functionalities.

wheel vibratory polisher control box


Water helps normalize the machine’s cooling system during the finishing process. It also helps wash away scraped materials from the workpieces.

The Media:

These are the solid material which put final touches on workpieces. These controlled materials rub against the workpieces, efficiently fine-tuning workpiece surfaces.

polishing media for wheel polishing machine

The Compound:

These are dry or wet substances that protect the machine itself from corrosion and rust. They are mixed with the media to enhance the polishing process.

3. How does a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine work?

A Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine works like any other type of vibratory mass finishing machine – it’s just bigger.

The wheel, media, water, and compound are all put into motion by a vibratory drive system.

It has a work bowl that’s circular and lined with polyurethane or rubber guard.

The work bowl is mounted on a motor, with springs attached underneath it too.

To achieve the desired finish, the workpiece (or wheel) is mounted in the work bowl.

It’s secured with a mechanical anchoring device to allow all-around finishing.

The motor generates power that vibrates the machine, causing the media to flow systematically around the wheel.

This produces a uniform surface pattern, both externally and internally.


4. Are its polishing process any different from the mainstream mass finishing process?

Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines notably produce smoothening effects without causing excess surface wear.

They are thus popular for increasing workpiece durability and longevity.

Their robust vibratory drive system and variable speed control also allow for different processing intensities.

This makes it suitable for all kinds of surface finishing tasks.

Its rotary action makes it distinct, enhancing its compatibility with automation.

They are also typically distinctive for their big and wide work bowls. This makes them appropriate for mass finishing wheels, which are notoriously big.

vibratory finishing machine installation

5. What are the functionalities of a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine?

Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines enhance and fine-tune the surface quality of wheels.

They use three vibration motors as the vibration source, which can make the movement trajectory of abrasive media more varied and more efficient.

Such surface refinement includes polishing, deburring, and descaling.

Deburring: This involves the removal of edges and burrs on wheels, which were left after machining. A typical example of deburring is leveling a sharp corner in a wheel, into a rounded corner.

Polishing: This involves the processing of a wheel to produce an enticing surface. To achieve such desired refinement, the appropriate media must be used.

6. Are Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines industry-specific, application-wise?

As a piece of industrial machinery, Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines are very versatile.

They are and can be used in a variety of industries. Some of its industrial usage scenarios include:


The automotive industry benefits so much from the usage of Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines.

Their usage helps in enhancing automotive parts that are put under day-to-day usage.

In particular, the automotive industry uses the machine in polishing gears & fasteners, engine heads, and motorbike wheels.

They are also perfect for refurbishing automobile components and engine parts, be it cast or forged.

automtive wheel before and after polishing

Aerospace and Defense:

In these industries, metal smoothness and strength is usually a crucial requirement for their products.

Manufacturers therein thus use Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines to optimize and give workpieces glossy finishes.

One of the main applications is the propeller parts.

propeller inside deburring and polishing

Medical Device:

Final consumers expect consistent, high-quality finishes on medical device products.

These machines deliver fast enhancement on stainless steel, titanium, and cobalt chrome with surgical parts.

Other application scenarios include dental implants, dental tool polishing, and many more.

Medical hip endoprostheses implant polishing and grinding


Motorsports products are often associated with glossy and polished outlooks.

Such surface quality is also achieved with the aid of Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines.

gear polishing with vibratory finishing machine

7. What are the most appropriate media material for a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine?

Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines, like all other mass finishing machines, make use of different media.

The type of media appropriate for wheel polishing would depend on the desired finish and processing time.

For most manufacturers, the choice is usually with ceramic media.

Some other popular media materials include porcelain media, zirconia ball, steel media, corn cob, walnut shells, etc.

And for media shapes, it’s usually better to go with different shapes, to allow all-round consistency.

Some of the most popular choices are Cones, Pyramids, Cylinders, Sphere, Wedges, Tetrahedrons, etc.

Incorrect media choices can result in problems like stuck media in workpiece hole or workpiece damages.

You should, therefore, ensure to learn the technique for making a perfect choice.

plastic tumbling media

8. What are Vibratory Wheel Polishing services?

These are outfits that provide polishing & buffing services for wheels to those who want to stand out of the crowd by spicing up their old wheels.

9. Is Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine any different from other vibratory finishing processes?

No, they aren’t. They leverage on the existing vibratory drive technologies to effectively mass finish workpieces.

10. Is there a difference in finish quality between Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine and Hand Finishing?

Indeed, there are quality differences.

Vibratory-polished wheels would always have uniform patterns & finishes – something that isn’t guaranteed with hand polishing.

Moreso, an absent-minded manual finisher could ruin a workpiece, instead of enhancing it.

These among other things, make the guaranteed quality finishes that come with Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines very suitable.

manual polishing aluminum wheels

11. What workpieces are Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines best for?

Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines have two high-speed vibratory motors designed specifically for wheel smoothing and polishing.

They are also best used for refurbishing and transforming old wheels.

Suitable wheel sizes start from 14″ to 32″ including the motorbike, car, truck wheels and many more.

However, their usage isn’t limited to wheel polishing.

There are usually options to remove the anchoring device, to enable polishing of non-wheel workpieces.

aluminum wheel, rims, hubscaps for polishing

12. Are there side effects to workpieces that are polished with Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machines?

All things being equal, the usage of a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine shouldn’t result in any damage.

But as with all machinery, there’s a need to operate it responsibly.

For example, if an operator knows not the level of vibratory intensity to tune in, the workpiece could turn out in worse shape.

13. How many workpieces can a standard Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine process simultaneously?

Standard Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine can mass finish in small batches.

You can only, therefore, polish a wheel at a time.

But for small types of workpieces, it is possible to process more than one workpiece simultaneously.

wheel vibratory burnishing and polishing

14. What are the actual technical merits derivable from a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine?

Polished Finish

Mass finishing workpieces with a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine gives them a glistening look.

It effectively removes visual defects by polishing the surface to give it a more appealing outlook.

Corrosion Resistance

Vibratory Polishing Machine also helps remove defects, micro-notches, and roughness in a workpiece.

This helps give a workpiece greater resistance against various types & forms of metal corrosion.

Essentially, a vibratory-polished workpiece has a reduced possibility of developing cracks and other imperfections.

15. What is the care to be taken in using a Vibratory Deburring Machine?

Machines – big or small – have usage instructions that guarantee efficient & effective operations.

To get the most out of a Vibratory Wheel Polishing Machine, certain rules need to be adhered to.

Wheel vibratory polishing machine workshop

They include:

Ensuring the machine is in good condition before usage:

It’s important to habitually check for exterior damages before putting the machine on.

Doing this helps safeguard the workplace from preventable accidents, including spillings, outbursts, and so on.

Monitoring the tumbling media, compound, water level:

For no reason whatsoever should you allow these levels to become too lowered.

This comes in handy where an operator can’t gauge the exact levels needed.

Some deliberately reduce media level to save money or to mass finish more workpieces.

The consequence ranges from a slow process time to component damage to poor finishing.

Periodic Maintenance:

Machines generally need proper and periodic maintenance, including servicing.

This enhances their day-to-day performance and helps resolve internal operation issues.


16. What tumbling media to use for aluminum wheel refurbishing and polishing?

Generally, we recommend resin as media of deburring and rough polishing.

Resin is soft and friendly for alloy materials, which won’t scratch the wheel surface when polishing.

It has different fineness from 400 mesh to 1600 mesh. It also has different shapes, such as cones and triangles.

Most frequently for polishing wheels is the cone shape with 800 mesh.

For brightening polishing, high alumina porcelain and zirconia are preferable options.

They also have different sizes from 1mm to 10mm, the most proper is 4 millimeters.


17. What tumbling media is used for ceramic coated wheel polishing?

We use zirconia ball 3-4mm for ceramic coated wheel polishing. This is a single-stage polishing process.

Usually, this process takes 20-30 minutes with our formulated polishing compound.


18. How long will one wheel be finished?

Three hours. It depends on the requirement of customers towards wheel hubs actually.

We have developed the process for aluminum wheel refurbishing.

Process details as follow:

1st, 800# plastic media smoothing for 45 minutes. This process is also called the cleaning process. Dirty water is flushed away and no recirculation.

2nd, zirconia ball polishing for 1.5 hours. This process is also called the burnishing process. Polishing compound mixed with water at 1:50 and recirculated for polishing.

In addition, you need also take into account the time for media changing, say 15 minutes per process.


19. How long does the media last?

Zirconia ball is non-abrasive media, so it can be used for years if you do not get it lost.

Plastic media is an abrasive media. The media get smaller and smaller as it tumbles.

Finally, it disappeared.

So when plastic media reduces after each process, you can add more media to cover the wheel. (About 40mm higher than the wheel)

The wearing rate of plastic media is about 0.5% per hour in the vibratory finishing machine.


20. Can wheel polisher voltage be customized or not?

Yes, it can. Just more production time, about 20 to 25 working days. For the polishing machine, we suggest customers use it based on 3 phase connection. It’s more stable than based on a single-phase connection.

At the moment, we have also the vibration motor from Oli Italy. This motor can adaptive to most power supplies.

If you choose the Oli vibration motor, we can reduce the lead time to 2 weeks.


21. Can the polishing machine polish painted wheels?

Sure. Just suggest the customers to put paint off from the wheels with paint remover liquid.
Then polish the wheel according to our instruction step by step.


22. What is the lead time of your wheel polishing machine?

In general, it will take 15 to 20 working days if the voltage is the same as in China (380V 50HZ 3 phase).
If not, it will take longer about 25 working days.


23. How long does the polished surface stay in good condition if you do not make powder varnish on it?

Applying a clear varnish or any type of clear coat is not necessary.

If the hubs are kept clean and do not use harsh chemicals to clean, the finish will remain very good.

To get the maximum bright finish, you must change the water and polishing liquid very often. (Use the flow-through polishing method instead of circulation.)

24. Some customers asked why you can finish one wheel within 3 hours but abroad suppliers polish one wheel within five to six hours?

Our technician tested different methods and use only 2 media instead of 3 media.

We combine the most effective media with polishing compound to make the process faster and effective.

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