The SWAM® Belt Abrading System is designed to abrade uniform finishes to surfaces requiring exact repeatability precisely. This automated system enhances the surface abrading process by featuring consistent powder flow control, a variable speed conveyor belt, and a variable speed cam-driven reciprocator mechanism with a linear stroke to achieve uniform results from beginning to end. The process begins when substrates are loaded manually or automatically onto a 9″ wide conveyor belt. The belt then transports the substrates into the abrading area where one nozzle, or up to as many as six nozzles, reciprocate 8.4″ uniformly over the moving substrates. The substrates are fully supported by the perforated conveyor belt and held in place by the dust collector’s vacuum. The Belt Abrader was designed originally for semiconductor wafers to remove oxides and junctions, backside damage for gettering, mesa diode processing, and back lapping. Additional applications include surface texturing, selective etching, surface finishing, and plating preparation of quartz, glass, ceramic, plastic, metals, and many other materials requiring a uniform surface.
- The Model C129 Belt Abrader features two Model LV-1 or Model XV-1.
- The Model C149 Belt Abrader features four Model LV-1 or Model XV-1.
- The Model C169 Belt Abrader features six Model LV-1 or Model XV-1.