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- All kinds of valve polishing solutions and media provider
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- Easy to use and very user-friendly equipment
Inovatec MachineryThe leading valve polishing machine manufacturer based in China.
Valves are very important to engine components. Not only in engines but valves are also widely used in a lot of machinery and systems. Valves control the flow of liquid or air to keep the optimum balance among everything.
Inovatec Machinery should be your only choice when it comes to valve polishing needs. We have the best in class equipment and media that will make the job easier and faster for you.
Centrifugal barrel finishers are wonderful machines for any kind of mass finishing operation. You can clean, deburr, clean, polish, and burnish your parts notably fast. Centrifugal barrel finishers are amazing machines, and Inovatec Machinery has them ready for you.
For your valve polishing needs, a centrifugal disc finisher can do an amazing job. As valves are often smaller parts, the centrifugal barrel can polish them thoroughly without leaving any white spots.
Trough vibratory finishing machine, also known as the tub vibratory finisher, is another amazing choice for all your valve polishing needs. Although the tub finisher is primarily designed for larger and more complex parts, there’s no harm in using it for valve polishing.
Another great thing about having a trough vibratory finishing machine is that you can use it for other operations like crankshaft polishing or camshaft polishing when it’s not in use for valve polishing. This tub comes with suspensions below to keep things under control.
Material of Different Valve Polishing
If it’s an engine, there are valves. No engine can work without valves. Valves control the flow of intake and exhaust gases. So, the precision of the polishing is crucial when it comes to engine valves.
In order to effectively polish engine valves, you can use a centrifugal barrel finisher for faster results. Put the valves in the barrel and load it up with the right media.
Diesel engines are different from gasoline or petrol engines. The structure of the engine is different and the components are different as well. So, when it comes to turbo diesel intake valve polishing, you should be careful about what media or equipment you are using.
A trough vibratory finishing machine could be your best friend in this case. The tub is long enough to hold a lot of parts at once. It’s a cost-effective and efficient method.
Titanium is the pinnacle of performance parts. Automotive enthusiasts are very eager to install titanium parts on their cars or motorcycles anytime they get the chance. Titanium intake valves are the same. They are light, they are strong, and they provide astounding performance.
To polish titanium intake valves, it’s necessary that you invest in a centrifugal barrel finishing machine. It might seem costly in the beginning, but remember that the titanium intake valves are expensive as well. You should not take the risk.
Stainless steel intake valve polishing is the same as polishing other materials. We use either a centrifugal barrel finishing machine or a vibratory finishing machine to get the mirror finishing.
Motorcycle engines have valves, similar to any other vehicle. But motorcycle valves are smaller in size and take significantly higher abuse, thanks to the high revving engines. So, it’s very important that motorcycle exhaust valves are well polished before they are installed.
For motorcycle exhaust valves polishing, you can go with the centrifugal barrel finisher if you have the budget. If not, a trough vibratory finisher would do the job just fine.
Automotive valves are the valves that go inside the vehicle engines. Automotive valves can be of different types, sizes, and shapes. Cast iron, cast aluminum, forged steel, forged aluminum, sand casting aluminum, etc. are the commonly used metal to make automotive pistons.
In order to get ahead in the game, it’s crucial to invest in the right mass finishing equipment and media. In this case, you should invest in a centrifugal barrel finisher machine from Inovatec. There are specialized series like the Zero Gap CF series to help you achieve the best results possible.
Vibratory Tumbling Media
Whatever material you are polishing, you need a polishing media to get the desired results. Polishing media is fundamentally different from deburring or burnishing media. While other media have abrasive properties, polishing media often don’t.
For valve polishing, you can stick to the general-purpose polishing media. Plastic and porcelain media are the most commonly used ones because they are the most effective. The media comes in varying shapes and sizes to fit very specific needs. If you’re not sure about which media or what size to choose, our technical team will guide you through the process.
- Automotive valve polishing including intake and exhaust valves
- A variety of materials are suitable like titanium, aluminum, cast iron, etc.
- Optional features to make the equipment even more advanced
- Get your hands on a wide variety of media for valve polishing
Answer: The minimum order quantity for our equipment is 1. As for media, the minimum order is 500kg.
Answer: The appropriate media will be determined depending on your valves. In most cases, plastic and porcelain media work best for valve polishing.
Answer: It’s advised that you connect the valve polishing machine to a 3-phase outlet. The recommended voltage range is from 230V to 460V.
Answer: For our valve polishing machines, you have to pay 30% of the price in advance. The rest is paid before shipment.
Answer: All equipment that leaves the Inovatec factory is packed and sealed in the best possible manner. You don’t have to worry about damaging the equipment.
Valve Polishing – Definitive Guide
Valves are an important element of engines and several other mechanical systems and machinery.
They are tasked with the responsibility of metering fluid intake into an engine.
If you deal with engines and related systems, then you will need valves at one time or the other.
These valves must be rightly polished to avoid sabotaging their efficiency when in service.
Inovatec offers the best valve polishing solutions in the market today.
We have provided in details, answers to some of the questions you may have regarding the valve polishing process.
- 1. What Type of Polishing Media Is Most Suitable for Valve Polishing?
- 2. Which Valve Polishing Machines Are Offered By Inovatec?
- 3. What Factors Should Be Considered When Choosing a Valve Polishing Machine?
- 4. What Are the Benefits of Polishing My Valves with a Trough Vibratory Finisher?
- 5. How Can I Polish My Valves Without Damaging Them?
- 6. Should I Use a Centrifugal Barrel Finisher or a Trough Vibratory Finisher for My Valve Polishing Operations?
- 7. How Does a Centrifugal Barrel Finisher Efficiently and Effectively Polish Valves?
1. What Type of Polishing Media Is Most Suitable for Valve Polishing?
Regardless of the mass finishing operation or material being polished, polishing media will always be required to attain the desired finish.
The media used in polishing operations are often less abrasive compared to those utilized in burnishing or deburring processes.
If you are considering polishing valves, Inovatec recommends that you use either porcelain or plastic media.
- Porcelain Media
Porcelain media is a specialized type of ceramic media that helps to achieve the desired results while polishing your valves.
This media is robust, and it provides the best polishing results for the most intricate valve parts.
Porcelain media offers an exceptional, consistent, and uniform mirror finish.
Figure 1. Porcelain Media
This polishing media comes in a variety of shapes such as triangle, ball, cylinder, and tristar.
- Plastic Media
Plastic media is relatively popular in the mass finishing industry because of its lightweight and wear-resistant features.
It is the best cleaner for aluminum heads.
It is available in a variety of shapes such as cones, tetrahedrons, etc.
Hence, it is important to choose the appropriate shape and size to avoid media lodgement in valve openings.
Figure 2. Plastic Media
Unlike porcelain media, mirror-type surface finishing is not achievable with plastic media.
If you require any guidance on media selection, our team of technical professionals will be glad to provide you with the required support.
2. Which Valve Polishing Machines Are Offered By Inovatec?
To enhance the efficiency of valves, it is necessary to get them polished after the manufacturing phase.
Inovatec offers two valve polishing equipment, and depending on your requirements, either of these machines will meet your needs.
- Trough Vibratory Finishing Machine
A trough vibratory finisher also called a tub vibratory finishing machine is an amazing and efficient mass finishing equipment.
It is suitable for all valve polishing requirements.
This machine is designed with a tub that primarily handles bulky and intricate workpieces; regardless, it provides fantastic results with valve parts.
Figure 3. Trough Vibratory Finisher
Trough vibratory finishing machines are suitable for polishing the following valve materials:
- Turbo Diesel Intake Valves
- Motorcycle Engine Exhaust Valves
- Stainless Steel Intake Valves
- Centrifugal Barrel Finishing Machine (CBFM)
A centrifugal barrel finishing machine is a piece of go-to equipment in the mass finishing industry, and it produces excellent results for valve polishing applications.
Figure 4. Centrifugal Barrel Finishing Machine
This machine is a high-energy and high-efficiency mass finishing equipment, and it is notably fast.
They are suitable for handling smaller parts, and they produce an amazing finishing outcome when handling valves.
This equipment is best suited for polishing the following types of valves:
- Engine Valve
- Titanium Intake Valve
- Stainless Steel Intake Valve
- Motorcycle Engine Exhaust Valve
- Automotive Valve: for the best result, Inovatec recommends that you use the Zero Gap CF series.
3. What Factors Should Be Considered When Choosing a Valve Polishing Machine?
When choosing a piece of equipment that suits your valve polishing application, you must consider the following factors:
- Strength of Polishing Machine
The strength of a valve polishing machine dictates the weight it can handle per cycle and the efficiency of the polishing process.
At no point should you overload your trough vibratory finisher or centrifugal barrel finisher to avoid the occurrence of an inefficient polishing operation.
- Size of Polishing Machine
The size of the mass finishing equipment is also a key factor when choosing a suitable valve polisher.
Always ensure that the size and configuration of the equipment match the parts to be polished.
4. What Are the Benefits of Polishing My Valves with a Trough Vibratory Finisher?
Using a trough vibratory finishing machine for your valve polishing operations comes with the following benefits:
- Fast-Paced Polishing Cycle
Vibratory machines are typically known for completing polishing cycles in little or no time.
The trough vibratory finishing machine is not left out.
This equipment can complete valve polishing cycles in a couple of minutes depending on your polishing requirements.
- Shape Retention
Another advantage of engaging a trough vibratory finisher for polishing your valves is its ability to retain the shape of parts.
With a trough vibratory finisher, you can be sure that part-on-part contact will be minimal, and damage to parts will be largely curtailed.
5. How Can I Polish My Valves Without Damaging Them?
An important element of the valve polishing process is to “zero damage to the part.”
As much as possible, it is essential to have valve parts that are devoid of cracks and impingements.
To achieve this, some factors to consider include:
- Suitability of Machinery
- Choice of Media
- Part Retention Time: In some cases, over-polishing may result in a bad finish. Hence, valve parts should not be polished for too long.
- Polishing Compounds: Too little or too much polishing compound could cause damage to parts and result in an uneconomical process.
To handle the different valve materials, here is what you must do:
Turbo Diesel Intake Valve: To get the best results while avoiding damage to this valve part, use a trough vibratory finisher with the appropriate polishing media.
Motorcycle Engine Exhaust Valve: If you can afford a CBFM, then you’re good to go but if not, a trough vibratory finishing machine will do a perfect job.
Automotive Valves: To avoid damaging this valve, use a centrifugal barrel finisher coupled with the appropriate polishing media.
You could also invest in the Zero Gap CF series for the best outcome.
Titanium Intake Valve: To achieve the best polishing results while avoiding damage to valve parts, invest in a CBFM coupled with the right type of media.
Engine Valve: In this case, use a centrifugal barrel finishing machine with the right polishing media to avoid damaging the valve part.
Stainless Steel Intake Valve: For the best outcome, use a trough vibratory finisher or a CBFM.
Now, you know, how to clean cylinder head valves and how to remove carbon deposits from valves by using Inovatec valve polisher machines.
6. Should I Use a Centrifugal Barrel Finisher or a Trough Vibratory Finisher for My Valve Polishing Operations?
You can use both these machines as an exhaust valve cleaner machine.
However, a centrifugal barrel finishing machine provides amazing results when handling small parts.
Since valves are often very small, a CBFM can achieve thorough part polishing while leaving no stone unturned.
By design, the trough vibratory finishing machine is best suited to larger and more intricate parts, but they still do well with valves.
Hence, your equipment of choice will be dependent on functionality, and suitability.
7. How Does a Centrifugal Barrel Finisher Efficiently and Effectively Polish Valves?
This equipment is a high-energy and high-speed mass finishing machine, and it harnesses centrifugal force (G-force) during its operation.
The G-force utilized during operation induces a high-intensity contacting between the valve parts, media, and compound agents (where applicable).
The contacting action results in a consistent, smooth, and superior valve finish.
To ensure that valve parts are efficiently and effectively polished when using a CBFM, here are some practices to consider:
- Do not overload the barrels.
- Avoid too long valve processing cycles.
- Where and when necessary, use polishing compound agents.
Now, you know, how to clean cylinder head covers and how to clean cylinder head ports using Inovatec machines.