Orbital Tube Finishing Belts
Featured Products: Belts for Orbital Tube Polishing Machines such as the Garboli
Abrasive and polishing belts for the following Garboli tube polishers (and similar) LPC90 (max tube dia 25mm), LPC160 (max tube dia 50mm), LPC300 (max tube dia 110mm), LPC500 (max tube dia 203mm), LT130 (max tube dia 130mm) and LT200 (max tube dia 203mm).
- LPC160 sanding belts are 622mm x 30mm
- LPC300 sanding belts are 940mm x 60mm or 940mm x 50mm with a wave edge for tight bends
- LPC500 sanding belts are 1500mm x 90mm or 1500mm x 80mm with a wave edge when working on tighter bends
Orbital Tube Finishing Belts FAQs
How do you stop belts chattering on tight bends?
We regularly manufacture belts with a wavey edge. This has the effect of reducing the aggression as you go around a curve. We also use the wave edge belts when wet grinding aluminium, to prevent swarf lines being left on the surface of the metal.
What is the normal process for a 240 grit satin finish?
The most common 240 grit finish is achieve with a medium scotchbrite / surface conditioning belt. If you require a more aggressive belt prior to that then we would normally recommend either a P80 or a P120 belt.
How do I match a tube finish with the standard Q-Rail tube?
Q-Rail tube is approximately a 320 grit finish so we recommend using the Very Fine surface conditioning belt as your finish point here.
Which product is best for removing mill scale on stainless tubes?
FX87 Ceramic Belts in P36, P40 or P60 grit - For stock removal and serious damage removal.
If you need to remove mill scale then we would recommend the larger Garboli machines such as the LPC500 which uses a belt 1500 x 90mm. Our most popular belt for this application is our SKU: FX87/40/1500x90. This makes particular sense if you are aiming for a final mirror polished finish. the Ra on a P36 grit abrasive belt is significantly coarser than a P40 grit (almost 25% deeper).
Can I mirror polish bent tube with abrasive belts on a Garboli machine?
a few years ago Garboli developed the LPC MIRROR range of orbital tube polishing belt sanders. Because the abrasive belts are easily changed you can pre-polish with the abrasive belts up to a 2000 grit finish then the mirror polishing can be done using the VT/T00 non-abrasive belts with a liquid polish feed.
You can check out the Garboli MIRROR machines here: Garboli LPC160 MIRROR