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Among the most used machinery for working metals, wood and ceramics, the honing machine is a useful tool for both large companies and small craftsmen. Every workpiece, in fact, can present tiny deformations which are often not visible to the naked eye, but which in the long run can create problems by interfering in the correct functioning of mechanical equipment (e.g. a car engine). Honing machines prevent this kind of problem through a meticulous abrasion process, allowing the machined components to last longer over time. The advantages of using our used honing machines may be only visible under a microscope, but Laxmi‘s eye has noticed them earlier so that it can offer them to its customers.

The smoother, the better

The main task of honing machines, therefore, is to make the surface of the treated component as smooth as possible as to create a certain geometric shape or to improve the performance of the workpiece. Originally, honing meant sharpening a workpiece with a whetstone, while now this is done using an abrasive tool or stone, which smooths the metal with extreme precision. In CNC honing machines the process is controlled by a central computer, which allows high levels of automation and lets this tool be used for a wide range of applications such as the finishing of engine cylinders, gears and spindles.

Depending on the type of abrasive tool, our machines are divided into three categories:

  • contact honing machines: equipped with a vertical abrasive belt or brush, they are mainly used for rectangular or square section workpieces and for flat surfaces;
  • orbital honing machines: thanks to abrasive belts fixed on curved tubes, they are ideal for round or oval section materials;
  • centreless honing machines: suitable for round section bars and tubes, they allow the abrasive belt to work with greater agility.

Differences between the honing machine and grinding machines

Although at first glance it may seem that honing machines perform the same tasks as grinding machines, this is not exactly the case and some clarification is necessary. Besides the different path stone, they differ in stiffness. While a grinding machine is very firm and its wheel must position itself in the most exact way with respect to the workpiece, the honing machine relies on the averaging effect between the abrasive tool and the workpiece. For this reason, in the former the grinding tool is attached to a slide, while in the latter the stone grinds thanks to pneumatic or hydraulic pressure.

Laxmi has only used honing machines from the best brands, including Melchiorre, Gehring, Sunnen, Delapena, Kadia, Nagel and Honingtec.

Honing machine

Laxmi: the most reliable provider of used honing machines

Chosen, overhauled and renewed by our experts, the honing machines that Laxmi puts at your disposal are able to guarantee many years of use. In fact, thanks to twenty years of experience in precision mechanics, we provide our customers with the best used machines on the market. In addition to ensuring you performance equal to the newest of our tools, we offer you the possibility to solve any doubts about prices and features of our machine fleet with a diversified and non-binding service.

You can contact us through our online chat, by writing an e-mail to or by filling in the contact form in the Contact us section of our website. If you wish to call us, you can do so at +91 9896105058 if you call from India or +39 3487338048 if you are in Italy. In any case we will be happy to help you in choosing the used honing machine that best suits your needs. Laxmi, thanks to the professionalism, speed and competence that distinguish us, will be happy to satisfy your every request with the utmost care and passion.

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