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Sandvik Installs RJH ‘Powerfin Vicuna’ Bar Polishing Line

Sandvik Materials Technology, a world leader in the development and manu- facture of advanced stainless steel products, has recently invested in a major machinery upgrade, with the installation of a new “Powerfin Vicuna” bar polishing line at their Sheffield facility. The machine was sourced, installed and commissioned by RJH Finishing Systems Ltd, an established British manufacturer and distributor of high quality finishing machinery. This particular machine was sourced from Garboli Srl in Italy, for whom RJH are a UK agent.

The team at RJH worked hand-in-hand with Garboli to supply the right machine

to meet Sandvik’s needs, from the initial demonstrations and trials right through the design and customisation of the machine to the final commissioning and training. Sandvik is clearly a satisfied customer:

“….not only was the machine delivered ahead of schedule, but was installed and set up in a most professional manner. Our staff, after the training you provided, are now well placed to produce bars of extremely high quality and consistency….”

The Powerfin Vicuna is designed for the finishing of tube and bar in various materials, including plastics, stainless

steel, brass, steel and aluminium. The range is extremely flexible and covers single-headed machines and twin-headed grinding lines, wet and dry versions, all available in a range of belt and motor sizes. The components can be straight, bent or tapered, with round, oval, elliptical or irregular section.

More information, including specifications and videos, can be found at:



cleaning machine from MAFAC, Germany, for which Turbex is UK

agent, is designed for efficient spray and flood washing of

industrial components. It is capable of

thorough and reliable cleaning of complex parts, yet delicate

components that are susceptible to the

rigours of the washing process may also be safely processed.

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The front-loading, twin-tank machine is equipped with a quick-flood facility that fully immerses a basket of components within 30 seconds, if required, and evacuates the water just as quickly. The second tank allows pre- or post-treatments to be integrated into the cleaning cycle, while a third tank can be added to introduce an additional process such as demineralisation. Ultrasonics is a further option to assist the cleaning process.

As with all MAFAC machines, the PALMA incorporates a world-patented system whereby the movements of the holding basket and spray jets are individually adjustable, allowing them to be fixed or to rotate in the same or opposite directions. Each program can therefore be tailored, together with other movement options such as rocking of the basket, to suit the type of components being cleaned. For drying, the machine is equipped with a water vapour condenser and hot air pulse blower.

The machine is of high quality construction, with stainless steel used for elements in contact with the load as well as elsewhere in the machine frame. Comprehensive insulation of the tanks ensures minimal heat loss, contributing to low energy consumption.

An animation of the MAFAC PALMA in action may be viewed by following this link:

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