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menzerna polishing compounds GmbH & Co. KG

Industriestraße 25
76470 Ötigheim

Phone: +49 (0)7222 91 57 0
Fax: +49 (0)7222 91 57 810

office@menzerna.com  

Polishing processes are complex. UNDERSTANDING them puts you one step ahead.

Menzerna industrial consulting optimises sanding and polishing processes

Unique testing and analysis methods have arisen over thousands of hours spent at the Menzerna technical center. By virtue of our many years of consultancy expertise, we have developed a precise understanding of the interdependent factors in automated polishing processes. Having Menzerna as a process partner means benefiting from this specialist knowledge.

A performance comparison of polishing emulsions on aluminum

1.    Choosing the right process inputs saves money.

Menzerna will identify, test, and recommend the right inputs for your process (abrasives, polishing rings, and compounds). As a result, you cut costs while achieving the best possible finish for your application.

By gradually isolating parameters within the process analysis, imperfections (and therefore subsequent manual corrections) can be dramatically reduced. The graphic shows a project example of a brass processing company: The implementation of the measures recommended by Menzerna industrial consulting led to drastic quality improvements. More than 90% less defects due to the right combination of polishing materials.

Cost factors in the polishing process

2.    The greatest potential lies in the process.

We will help your experts calibrate your systems just right. Downforce, application quantities, and many other factors play a decisive role in the quality and cycle times of grinding and polishing processes. Thanks to cutting-edge measurement and visualization technology, it is possible to give feasible recommendations that, for instance, reduce the reject rate and lower the amount of manual follow-up work.

The process itself is the largest cost factor. That’s why it also harbors the greatest potential savings. The Menzerna fingerprint process clearly illustrates differences in the performance of polishing tools and processes. In turn, this provides a solid basis for taking the right decisions.

Process analysis to eliminate imperfections on brass

3.    Anyone who speeds up their processes while boosting quality is one step ahead.

For the first time, Menzerna has managed to profile polishing processes in terms of cut and surface quality (shine). In other words, figures can be used to indicate how a desired surface quality can be achieved at maximum cut per unit of time, i.e. productivity increases can be measured directly.

It is possible to pinpoint which polishing emulsion can achieve the desired surface result in the most cost-effective way due to the Menzerna Fingerprint process. The following diagram compares the performance of different emulsions for polishing an aluminium surface.

The amount of waste depends on the polishing process

4.    Waste-optimized polishing is good for the planet.

Polishing waste is bad for the environment. It’s difficult – and increasingly expensive – to dispose of. Therefore, anyone looking to optimize polishing processes has to give some thought to the amount of waste generated. We determine the PW (polishing waste) index for each formula; this indicates the amount of waste produced by each compound. By choosing a Menzerna process or compound, you may also be choosing to help the environment.

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