If you are a mechanic or machinist then you may be considering upgrading your hydraulic cylinder honing machine. If this is the case, you will likely want to consider the types of machines that are available to you. Here are a few of the options you may want to consider, why you should consider them, and any benefits related to them you may find interesting.
Portable Hand Honing Machine
One of the more budget-friendly options available to you is the portable hand honing machine. The concern with hand honing is that it will reduce the lubrication of the cylinders, filtration, or the overall containment of the cylinder during honing. Portable hand honing machines do not have this issue, and in many cases meet the same levels as the machined counterparts. Portable hand honing machines are an ideal option for businesses and machinists that may not use the machine often or only have certain times during the year where honing is done or is an issue. A key point to keep in mind is that many of the portable hand honing machines do have a continuous oil flow to allow for the removal of abrasives and other debris during the honing process.
Vertical Honing Machines
If you will be handling larger projects, where a portable machine is not enough, then you may want to consider vertical honing machines. These machines are designed to handle larger honing sizes. One of the more common ways that vertical hydraulic cylinder honing machines are used is in car cylinder building. The reason for this is the need for multiple holes to be drilled and honed at the same time. Vertical honing machines can handle this need and do multiple cylinders in a short amount of time. This makes this type of hydraulic cylinder honing machine ideal if you will be expanding your automotive business and handling rebuilding of car parts to either resell or use in repairs.
Automotive Honing Machine
Though the vertical honing machines will generally handle most automotive honing issues, you may find that for your specific business it is a bit more than you need. With that in mind, you may want to consider looking at automotive specific honing machines. These machines are designed with the mechanic in mind and handling honing tasks that a general mechanic or auto body and repair shop may have during the course of a normal business week. The machines vary in size and speed. Most do have a hydraulic system, but if that does not appeal to you, there are other options.
These are only three of the cylinder honing and hydraulic cylinder honing machines available to you for your machine upgrade. If you aren't certain which of these may be best, or if your business has several different honing needs, contact a specialist. They can help you with pricing, deciding which machine is best for you needs and ordering questions.