Drag Finishers

We offer a wide range of drag finishing machines, from 2 head to 6 head models, as well our AutoHone™ robotic reverse drag/stream finisher. Our Tool Series drag finishers are pre-configured with tooling, giving your facility the ultimate out-of-the-box solution! Hone & polish inserts, end mills, taps, reamers, drills, or any other cutting tool, of any material, whether coated or uncoated.

If you are unsure what equipment and media you require to achieve your desired surface finish, then send us your part, and we will evaluate it free-of-charge and provide you with a metrology report.

Vertical Drag Finishers

Drag Finisher Two Head Bel Air

This small two-head model is economical, and its compact form factor makes it especially suitable for a work cell environment. Competitively priced and includes a digital PLC control panel.

The standard model is pictured here. We also have model packages with tooling for the cutting tool edge-prep, honing, and polishing industries, as well as models specific to the pharmaceutical industry, used for the polishing of pill punches.

Automated Drag Finishers: Custom Systems

auto hone

The Bel Air AutoHone™ is a robotic honing and polishing machine that employs Bel Air’s tried and true Reverse Drag Finisher Technology. In the reverse drag finishing process, the process media is moving at a high rate of speed. This high speed causes the media to “stream” across the work piece. When the stream hits the work piece, it produces a high-energy “wave”, much like a wave in the ocean. This process, when coupled with the infinite degree of part articulation provided by the six-axis robot allows for a complete, even and repeatable process that is not achievable by hand finishing, or other types of equipment.

Reverse Drag Finishers: Spindle Finishers and Stream Finishers

Reverse Drag Finisher for Beburring and Polishing Long Parts

In our Reverse Drag Finishers, abrasive or polishing media moves at speeds of up to 2000 surface feet per minute, allowing the processing of large and small parts on arm mounted chucks. Centrifugal force spins the finishing media into a form fitting grinding wheel while the arm rotates the parts slowly in a “reverse drag” operation assuring uniform deburring and finishing of all surfaces.

Horizontal Drag Finisher

Hoizontal Drag Finisher, Deburr and Polish Long Parts

Based on the tried and true FM-SFR 220 Horizontal Drag Finisher used in the jewelry industry for over twenty years, this new, larger machine is very robust and will stand up to even the most rigorous use in the industrial sector.

The HDF 4000 is available in a batch unit configuration, or a semi-automated version that includes indexing load/unload, as pictured on the front cover. The adjustable tail stock mechanism allows for a part range of 2″ – 36″ in length, providing for a machine that is fully scalable to your requirements. Up to ten individual parts may be processed at one time. Even with the batch machine, load/unload is a one-hand operation as the part is released via a foot-pedal.