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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

burnish

To polish by friction; to make smooth and lustrous.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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. These polishes are specially designed for areas where very good lay-down gloss and durability are required.
Burnishers. Maintenance on low-speed electric equipment is minimal, but the inconvenience of an electrical cord and decreased speed and mobility are valid considerations to weigh against the features of other types of equipment.
Similar incidents have been reported among workers in other industries, including farmers using gasoline-fueled pressure washers to clean structures housing animals (6; NIOSH, unpublished data, 1993) and workers using liquid propane-powered floor burnishers to clean floors in a retail establishment[7].
Also available for hire is the company's range of NSS ride on and walk behind battery scrubber driers and burnishers.
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. Primary performance benefits of Rhoplex 3316 are: maintenance flexibility, gloss retention, durability and detergent resistance/removability balance.
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.
Madison/Cameron, a Sandvik Company, Providence, RI, displayed a complete line of hole processing tools and workholding products from Duodex spade drills to the make the initial cut to double-edged cutters and precision single-edged reamers, and Miroller burnishers to provide a mirror finish.