Otec-sf1-automationThe SF1-Automation with chain loader is one example of its new range stream finishing machines, says Otec. This unit offers a combination of smoothing, polishing, edge rounding and deburring functions and is capable of achieving roughness values as small as Ra 0.01µm, claims the company.

The SF1-Automation chain loader has 64 positions which can change in diameter according to the workpiece or tool to be processed. Tool change time is claimed to be is 14.5 seconds. Otec says cycle times for each tool depend on the complexity of the geometry and standard of finish required but typically range from 30 to 300 seconds. The SF1 is said to be suitable for both dry and wet finishing.