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burnish

[′bər·nish]
(engineering)
To polish or make shiny.
(metallurgy)
To develop a smooth, lustrous surface finish by tumbling with steel balls or rubbing with a hard metal pad.

burnish

To polish by friction; to make smooth and lustrous.
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We observed particle increases that could be associated with cleaning processes (the use of a floor burnisher during re-stocking when the store was closed) but the particle concentrations were dominated by the outdoor concentrations.
Run on batteries instead of propane, like conventional burnishers, NexGen can be operated by only one employee and emits a low, unobtrusive hum as it does its work.
This technology imparts to polishes the ability to be maintained by machines which range from low-speed spray buffers to high-speed propane burnishers.
UHS cord-electric and battery-powered burnishers are also alternatives.
Carbon monoxide poisoning associated with a propane-powered floor burnisher - Vermont, 1992, MMWR 1993;42:726-8.
Floor machine repair parts shall include, but not be limited to, vacuums, floor scrubbers, burnishers, extractors, polishers and wet/dry vacuums.
Also available for hire is the company's range of NSS ride on and walk behind battery scrubber driers and burnishers.
Brochure presents this company s line of sweepers, scrubbers, floor coatings, burnishers, vacuums, specialty machines, and aftermarket supplies.
Attributes: Rhoplex 3316 polymer imparts to polishes the ability to be maintained by all types of machines, from low-speed spray buffers to high-speed propane burnishers.
VDH recommended that liquid propane-powered burnishers be replaced with electric-powered burnishers and that CO alarms be installed if use of liquid propane-powered machines continued.
Rotary buffers operating at 750 to 1,500 rpm are ideal; machines with speeds of 2,000 rpm and above are burnishers, not buffers.