Separate your workpieces from your media in a fraction of the time you do now. With the Neutec® wet media flow separator, you can sort a 50-lb. load in about two minutes as compared to the 15–30 minutes it may take you now. Whether you're working with hundreds of pieces or thousands, separating your workpieces from your wet media at the end of the polishing run can be the most time-consuming task in your process. And when your operation is dealing with thousands of pieces, this time consumption can be extremely costly. This ground-breaking machine from Neutec makes this work as efficient as the other parts of your operation, and drastically reduces the time and money spent on getting it done, and done well.
• Choose the media size--or range of sizes--that best suit your polishing task. Where typical separating strategies are based simply on size (and human eyes), this machine works on the density of metal vs. media. It doesn't matter what size your media is--no more having to choose media to make the separating task easier. The density of the workpieces is greater than that of the media so that, as they drop into moving water, they simply continue to fall while the media is carried up and away by the current of water. Adjust the flow as needed based on the size and metal type of your workpieces and the type of media that was used.
• Because the water circulates through the machine, the water usage is minimal.
• Collection bins are easy to access and easy to empty, making this machine the ideal addition to your high-production processes.
To use this machine, you simply load the contents of your polishing bowl, after draining, into the large-capacity (18-1/2"W x 19"D x 12"H) hopper at the top. The pyramid-shaped hopper empties slowly (the rate of emptying is adjustable using a built-in slide latch inside the hopper) into a wide acrylic chute against an upward flow of water. Workpieces drop through the flow into a roomy collection bin (9-1/2"W x 13-1/2"D x 6"H) while the flow lifts the media up and away from the workpieces, depositing them into a separate holding bin (16-1/2"W x 11"D x 15"H), ready to be cleaned and reused. Workpieces, now neatly separated, are ready for the next step in your process.