PU has emerged as the best lining material for mass finishing system vessels whether they be vibro-bowls, centrifugal barrels or centrifugal discs. SILK has set up an in-house facility for polyurethane lining of all its mass finishing products. SILK proposes to extend a unique service to all its customers and users of mass finishing systems in the country by setting up several units for relining of mass finishing vessels. It is hoped that all these facilities would eventually be upgraded with adequate logistics infrastructure to be able to provide a door-to-door relining service. At present, most users of mass finishing systems are put to considerable hardship in terms of the logistics of sending their bowls to far-off suppliers, the time involved and the attendant inconvenience and loss of production. Some customers are even forced to invest in backup machines resulting in completely unwarranted capital expenditure just for providing relining lead time.
In-situ Honing of Marine Engine Cylinders
Honing of Marine Engine Cylinders has always been an engineering challenge because of several reasons. The fact that these engines are not easily handled or transported. They are thus dependent on shore based facility. Although they are operated with backup engines to support them, eventually they are forced to head for shores to maintain them. SILK has embarked on a project to provide an in-situ honing solution for marine engine cylinders.