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During the last few weeks, we talked about many different machines and tools that play a key role in the realm of modern manufacturing and metalworking. To continue on this path, today we would like to talk about the levigatrice, another fundamental tool that every modern factory needs to have and one of the many machines that LAXMI MACHINE TOOLS Italy and India can offer you

Levigatrici play a pivotal role in achieving unparalleled precision and efficiency. This article explores the concept of levigatrici, highlighting their importance, benefits, and diverse range of applications. Discover how levigatrici can revolutionize your workshop and streamline your operations.

Understanding Honing Machines

Levigatrici are advanced mechanical tools used to improve the dimensional accuracy and surface finish of cylindrical components. Unlike other metal finishing methods like grinding, that uses an abrasive wheel, honing employs several flat stones around a mandrel that moves in and out of a hole, making it ideal for creating precise, uniform bore surfaces. This process removes small amounts of material, ensuring optimal part geometry.

The key component of these machines is the “hone”, which typically consist of abrasive grains bonded together with a binder material, forming a solid stone-like structure. Honing stones come in different shapes, sizes, and compositions, depending on the specific application and the material being honed. 

They can be made from materials such as silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, diamond, or cubic boron nitride (CBN). The choice of hone material depends on factors such as the hardness of the workpiece material and the desired surface finish.

The hone is mounted on a spindle or a mandrel within the levigatrice, which rotates or reciprocates the hone while it is in contact with the workpiece. The abrasive grains on the hone gradually wear down during the honing process, exposing fresh abrasive particles and maintaining a consistent cutting action.

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Benefits of Honing Machines

Honing machines comes in different forms (we will talk about this later), but they all bear many benefits: 

  • Unmatched Precision: levigatrici provide exceptional accuracy and consistency, allowing for the creation of smooth, precise bore surfaces. This results in enhanced product quality and performance;
  • Surface Enhancement: with levigatrici, you can achieve a superior surface finish, reducing friction and wear on components. This leads to extended product lifespan and improved functionality;
  • Versatile Applications: levigatrici cater to a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, hydraulic, and medical. They can be utilized for various parts, such as cylinders, gears, and connecting rods, ensuring optimal performance across different sectors.

Applications of Honing Machines

These  machines have a wide range of applications across various industries. Some common applications of honing machines include:

  • Automotive Industry: levigatrici are integral in manufacturing engine cylinders, ensuring precise bore diameter, roundness, and surface finish. This results in improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and enhanced engine performance;
  • Aerospace Sector: they contribute to the production of critical aerospace components, including aircraft landing gear cylinders and hydraulic actuators. The high precision achieved by honing ensures reliable and safe operation of these parts;
  • Hydraulic Systems: these machines are crucial in creating precisely finished hydraulic cylinders, valves, and pumps. This ensures optimal sealing and efficient fluid transmission, leading to reliable hydraulic systems;
  • Medical Devices: finally, they play a crucial role in the production of medical implants, such as artificial joints and dental implants. The precise surface finish achieved through honing ensures proper fit, reduces wear, and promotes biocompatibility.

Types of honing machines

LAXMI MACHINE TOOLS Italia e India sì several types of levigatrici available, each designed for specific applications and workpiece sizes. The main types include:

  • Horizontal Honing Machine: this is the most common type. It features a horizontal spindle orientation, where the workpiece is held horizontally and the honing tool moves vertically. They are versatile and can accommodate a wide range of workpiece sizes and shapes;
  • Vertical Honing Machine: in a vertical honing machine, the workpiece is held vertically, and the honing tool moves horizontally. These machines are often used for honing small- to medium-sized cylindrical parts and are known for their compact design and space-saving capabilities;
  • Multi-Spindle Honing Machine: multi-spindle machines have multiple spindles arranged either horizontally or vertically. They allow for simultaneous honing of multiple workpieces, increasing productivity and efficiency. Multi-spindle honing machines are often used for high-volume production where batch processing is required;
  • Deep-Hole Honing Machine: they are specifically designed for honing long and deep cylindrical bores, such as gun barrels or hydraulic cylinders. They typically have extended stroke lengths and specialized tooling to reach deep within the workpiece.
  • Honing Machine with Computer Numerical Control (CNC): a CNC honing machine is a machine that incorporates CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology for automated control and precision in the honing process. It combines the capabilities of honing with the advanced features of CNC systems, enabling greater accuracy, repeatability, and efficiency in the machining process.



Levigatrici have revolutionized the manufacturing industry by providing unmatched precision, superior surface finish, and versatility in applications. With their ability to enhance the dimensional accuracy and surface quality of cylindrical components, they  offer numerous benefits across diverse sectors such as automotive, aerospace, hydraulic systems, and medical devices. 

LAXMI MACHINE TOOLS Italy and India select, overhaul and renew honing machines of the best brands available and put them at your disposal, as they were brand new. Thanks to the quality of our mechanics, our machines are guaranteed for many years of use. 

We can also help you find the best machine to fit your needs and we are available to solve all of your doubts. Contact us by calling mr. SATISH KUMAR JOON at +91 9896105058 (India) or mr. Abhinav Joon at +39 3487338048 (Italy), filling the form in our pagina dei contatti, oppure tramite la nostra chat online che trovi in fondo ad ogni pagina. LAXMI è un venditore di macchine utensili a Ferrara, ITALIA e Haryana, INDIA.