Our Metal Solutions

 

Upgrade your shop with metal fabrication and finishing equipment customized to meet your needs. If you work in commercial metal fabrication, Timesavers is your partner for machinery built to your exact specifications. We bring over seven decades of experience to the table and work with shops with any size footprint to develop tailored machinery designed to increase productivity, decrease material consumption and improve finished results.

 

Custom Metal Fabrication and Finishing Equipment

 

At Timesavers, we build machinery to last using parts and components made from quality raw materials. We've created countless custom solutions for fabricators making metal parts of all shapes and sizes. We also know every shop has different requirements. That's why we offer the capability to customize practically every part and component on any of our metal finishing equipment for sale to deliver the results you want.

Depending on the machine, our engineers can help you design wet or dry metal finishing equipment equipped with your choice of:

 

  • Drums.
  • Motors.
  • Head types.
  • Head counts.
  • Bed openings.
  • Machine widths.
  • Feeding speeds.
  • Abrasive belt lengths

 

Metal Surface Finishing Machines for Every Application

 

Our machines are suited for installation in new production lines or as additions to your existing system. Whether you want to modify one of our standard models or need to create a custom machine from the ground up, we approach every step with a focus on your end products and complete satisfaction. Regardless of your goals, Timesavers has you covered with tailored metalworking solutions and machines for:

 

  • Grinding
  • Finishing
  • Deburring
  • Calibration
  • Edge rounding
  • Heavy slag removal
  • Specialty fabrication processes
  • Laser oxide removal

 

Ongoing Metal Fabrication and Finishing Support

 

After installation, Timesavers keeps your machines in peak condition with ongoing equipment support. When you partner with us for your custom metal finishing equipment, you gain the additional advantages of:

 

  • Training: From the start, you can count on our team to provide yours with proper training. We can offer some basic tips over the phone, or you can schedule a time where we can visit your facility for an in-person class and hands-on demonstration.

 

  • Service: We have a fully equipped service center located at our Minneapolis headquarters capable of servicing all the machines we've ever produced. Our factory-trained technicians can also come to you with rapid field service available anywhere across North America.

 

  • Parts: If you need parts for maintenance or repairs, we have what you're looking for on-hand and ready for delivery. We maintain a massive parts inventory valued at over $6 million, and our team responds to orders fast with same-day shipping available in most cases.

 

Learn More About Our Metal Finishing Equipment for Sale

 

Locate your nearest Timesavers distributor to view our products in person and speak with your local representative. You can also tour our virtual showroom to get an up-close look at our machines from the comfort of your home or office. To learn more about our custom metal finishing solutions, request a quote or start designing a machine built to your specifications, please fill out our contact form.

 

Calibrating

Grinding with the express goal of removing material and decreasing material variation. This process removes the exterior oxide layer/skin and grinds the material much like a surface grinder – only using a wide belt abrasive.

Series Recommendations

8100 Series

Slag

Heavy slag is produced during thermal cutting operations, including Oxy-Fuel and Plasma Cutting. However, High Definition Plasma Cutters and Lasers often do not produce enough dross and slag to fall into this category. Bear in mind that the process in which these metal parts are de-slagged is incredibly specific, and the machines involved rarely need to be reconfigured as a result. That’s why all of our slag grinders fall into the same category.

Series Recommendations

Only the most powerful machines have what it takes to grind through tough slag and prepare your metal components for use. Timesavers offers the following slag removal solutions:

The Slag Grinder Series: These machines are perfect for heavy slag/dross removal and deburring. The duty cycle and production requirements will dictate which product will work best for your application.

2200 Series: This group of machinery can be configured for metal finishing, deburring or heavy slag removal. This versatility makes them ideal for a wide range of metalworking projects.

Burrs

Deburring refers to the process of smoothing the rough edges of a metal object or component. To some, a part is considered deburred when its vertical burr is removed. To others, a part isn’t fully deburred until it has a radius on each edge.

Series Recommendations

With thousands of machines in service and decades of experience, Timesavers can design an optimized system that will meet and exceed YOUR standards. Our deburring products include:

The 1200 Series [9+disc]: These machines can be equipped with abrasive belts and rotary discs to eliminate vertical and lateral burrs simultaneously, gently rounding the edges of the part in the process. Ideal for deburring and finishing small metal parts.

The Rotary Brush: A multi-directional brush machine that uniformly deburrs and finishes the edges of metal parts in a single pass. It’s also worth noting that this process is completely harmless to surface coatings (such as cladding, zinc or laser film). Ideal for deburring the edges of laser-cut, punched or machined parts.

Manual Grinder: A versatile machine with a rotatable head to swap between heavy grinding and edge rounding/deburring. Ideal for metalwork projects that require both deburring and grinding.

Grain Finish

Metal finishing refers to the process of altering a material’s surface to enhance its quality and aesthetic. Metal can also be finished to prepare its surface for paint adhesion or achieving a specific micro-inch finish.

The most common type of metal finish is a straight-line or grain finish for decorative purposes. In most cases, this process can be accomplished using standard abrasive belts. However, depending on the type of material, the desired result may require a combination of abrasive belts and brush heads.

Series Recommendations

Timesavers offers an extensive selection of abrasive sanding machines for any form of metal sanding project, including:

LYNX Series: These machines are equipped with high sanding belt horsepower and can be configured for metal finishing or deburring. Ideal for finishing rectangular tubing or flat bar stock.

PUMA Series: These machines require minimum maintenance and upkeep, and both sides are easily accessible by operators. Ideal for deburring and finishing in a production setting and for 24/7 operations.

1100 Series Wide Belt: A simple machine that’s easy to control and consumes minimal power. Ideal for deburring and finishing small metal parts.

Edge Rounding

Edge rounding can refer to all actions that break the edge of a metal part. However, it is most commonly associated with the creation of a radius to the edge of a part. Rather than simply removing sharpness or deburring, edge rounding breaks a metal component’s edge in order to improve its surface for coating coverage and protect it from corrosion.

Series Recommendations

Timesavers is committed to enhancing the quality and longevity of your metalwork. That’s why we manufacture the finest and most effective edge rounding machines, including:

The Rotary Brush: A multi-directional brush machine that uniformly deburrs and finishes the edges of metal parts in a single pass. Ideal for rounding the edges of laser-cut, punched or machined parts.

Manual Grinder: A versatile machine with a rotatable head to swap between heavy grinding and edge rounding/deburring. Ideal for metalwork projects that require both grinding and edge rounding or deburring.

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Processing specialty materials or need a special process not listed above? Please contact us to discuss your application.