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TITAN TUMBLER tumbling machine

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Our company has launched the manufacturing of different tumbling machines for the aging of bricks, blocks, and tiles.

We manufacture two types of tumbling machines:

  1. TITAN DRUM TUMBLER tumbling drum.
  2. TITAN LINER TUMBLER linear tumbling machine.

TITAN DRUM TUMBLER tumbling drum or TITAN DT is manufactured in different options. Rubber strips are used as lining.  The drum tilt is adjusted to regulate the number of the items’ collisions against each other. The diameter of the drums depends on the required productivity. TITAN DT tumbling drums can be equipped with an automatic system of workpieces’ loading and an automatic loading system for ready-made products. They will be loaded on the pallet and packaged. Upon the client’s request, the tumbling drums can be equipped with a dust removal system (cyclones).

The operation principle of tumbling drums is based on the collision of workpieces (brick, tile, etc.) that have approximately the same hardness against each other.  As a result of collisions, the surface of the products damages, so the edges become smoother, which gives the products an aged look.

TITAN LINEAR TUMBLER or TITAN LT linear tumbling machine is manufactured in different options as well. The main difference between such an item and a tumbling drum is that in a linear machine, another object hits the surface of the product, while in the drums products collide with each other when the drum rotates. In this case, chains or crank-type drive spikes are used as beaters. The disadvantage of such installations is that beaters wear out, which requires their replacement. The rubber drum lining is super wear-resistant and serves longer. The major advantage of linear tumbling machines is that they finish only one surface of the product, leaving corners and edges on other surfaces intact. Such an installation can be used for finishing the paving or facade tiles’ surface.

Types of brick and block surface decoration

Bricks, blocks, and tiles splitters.

Bricks and blocks splitters of TITAN “SPL” and TITAN “SPA” series are designed to split bricks, blocks, or specially made workpieces to obtain the surface texture that is similar to the texture of the natural split stone. Splitting of artificial stone has been used for quite a long time and it remains a popular method of decorative finishing.

The basic items for splitting are the workpieces consisting of bricks which are coupled along the bevels. Besides, workpieces from paired blocks and other items can be split as well.

The splitters differ in the following parameters: the cylinder force, the height of the item to be split, the number of knives, and the degree of automation.

We manufacture a variety of splitters with two and four knives. Machines can be either automatic or semi-automatic.

Two knives are enough to split the item along a pre-formed bevel; to receive a smoother chip when splitting a workpiece without bevels, we recommend using four-sided splitters. Splitting the block requires a lot of the cylinders’ force which makes the knives move.

We manufacture splitters with turn-around tables and adjustable stops for splitting items products of completely different sizes.

The semi-automatic splitters are called TITAN SPL and the fully automatic splitters are called TITAN SPA.

Apart from mass-produced splitters, we can develop individual solutions with different degrees of automation.

TITAN splitters for giving bricks, blocks, and tiles a deep “rock” texture.

After splitting, the surface of items isn’t textured enough: you won’t even see chips if stand only several meters away from the brickwork.

In this case, one should use splitters. They can make the item surface or a special brick workpiece much more textured.

The highly-textured surface is often called a “rock” surface.

For such cases, we have developed a whole range of woodpecker splitters and piano splitters.

The woodpecker splitter has a splitting surface, which literally repeats the shape of the chisel. Due to a large number of chiseling movements, the brick surface turns out to be very textured and resembles a rough chip of stonecutter. The woodpecker splitters are manufactured in different options and with different designs of chiseling elements and their drives.

The same effect of a rougher chip can be achieved by using more complex piano splitters. They have many chisels which move alternately. These are high-performance units that can be built-in into fully automatic slotting lines.

TITAN polishing and sizing machines for sizing and polishing bricks, blocks, and tiles.

TITAN polishing machines (polishing units) are designed to give the surfaces of products molded on hyper press (bricks, blocks, tiles) the effect of natural polished stone.

Polishing machines or polishing units have a linear design. In general, they are similar to natural stone polishing machines, however, there are some peculiarities. We use at least 7 polishing heads and one sizing head in our brick polishing units. More polishing heads can be used when working on harder types of raw materials or if there are higher requirements for the cleanliness of the product’s surface gloss. The brick polishing technology is quite new. If the bricks were polished using this technology, they are called moon marble, moon bricks, Brickhouse bricks, etc. We have developed and patented our technology for manufacturing such bricks.

Just like a brick, a block can be polished on polishing units too. Because of the larger size of the block, one will need larger polishing units with more powerful drives. That’s the only peculiarity of block polishing.

We have developed linear and turret polishing machines for polishing paving flags, as well as facade tiles and Venetian mosaic tiles. Turret polishing machines are more mobile and cheaper, but linear polishing lines usually provide better quality and higher productivity.

As expendable materials for polishing, we use standard diamond-tipped elements such as Frankfurt and others.

Tumbling machines for the aging of bricks, blocks, and tiles.

Tumbling machines (tumbling drums) are installations designed for finishing bricks, blocks, and tiles’ surfaces with the effect of aging. The simplest tumbling drum has a rubber coating. The products themselves are used as tumbling media. Products (bricks, blocks, tiles) are loaded inside the drum. After this, the tumbling drum starts to rotate. Collisions of products against each other and against teeth sticking out from the walls of the drum lead to the finishing of the edges and their irregular chipping.

A simpler option for finishing the brick surface (tumbling) is an installation with chains. Rapidly rotating chains hit the brick surface, thus, making the edges smoother and aging the whole product surface.

The aging of bricks, blocks, and tiles is a very popular finishing technique. Each brick turns out to be unique because tumbling provides random chipping of edges.

Units for washing the tile surface.

Our company manufactures installations for washing the surface of tiles using a high-pressure flush of water.

High-pressure washing of the tile surface is a process in which a flush of water washes off fine particles of aggregate from the product’s surface. Washing is performed on the recently formed tiles. As a result, the surface of the product becomes rough and looks appealing. The main advantage of this technology is the much better traction of shoes on the surface of such tiles.

In terms of technology, it’s very important to correctly select the granulometric composition of the mixture.

Units for painting and impregnating the bricks, blocks, and tiles’ surface.

In some cases, one needs to finish the surface of bricks, blocks, and tiles by impregnating them with chemical reagents (for example, a primer) or painting their surface.

We have developed painting lines for painting and the impregnation of bricks. As the products move in such lines, they are evenly sprayed with chemical agents and paint. Another option is a short-term dipping of products in a tank with reagent or paint.

Why do customers choose polished products.

Applications

Both brick, block, and tiles tumbling machines can be equipped with automatic loading and unloading equipment. After this, they can be used as an integral part of fully automatic production lines. 

We design and manufacture relatively small tumbling machines, which can be a perfect addition to the mini brick plants. Tumbling changes bricks’ appearance and they look like aged, soft, and natural products. Tumbling machines can be used for processing waste bricks that didn’t pass quality control for geometrical accuracy. 

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