Prepared For Preservation

Steel Plate, Strip and Tube Descaling

Steel Sheet and Plate Descaling

Rolled steel products are used in many manufacturing fields. For corrosion protection and preservation, and for subsequent coating, their surfaces must be clean and free from rust or scale.

Steel sheet, plate and section descaling machines, otherwise known as Roller Conveyor Blast Machines, are designed for the mechanical descaling and/or preservation of steel surfaces in one pass.

At Wheelabrator you can blast plate widths of up to 5m, at a speed of 6m per hour.

The Roller Conveyor Range

The SmartLine Roller Conveyor is our entry-level machine, with delivery in less than 10 weeks.

The G Type Roller Conveyor is our standard offering for sheet steel. Built more robustly than the SmartLine to enable continuous operation, and is available in more sizes and with further options.

The HD Type Roller Conveyor is a larger machine, usually with more wheels, for heavier/larger applications and low steel mill volumes.

The X Type Construction Blaster is a more complex roller conveyor blast machine for complex structural fabrications.

The S Type Roller Conveyor is a very heavy duty roller conveyor, designed for steel mill and shipping applications.

Visit the Roller Conveyor pages for further information and to see animations of the machines, or contact us to discuss your needs.

The Preservation Line

The Preservation Line incorporates the different stages of blasting and priming. On the preservation line, sheets and profiles are thoroughly blast cleaned and provided with a temporary corrosion protection coating. Along with the external transport unit, a preservation line consists of a pre-heating oven, a pass-through blasting machine, a painting unit and a drying tunnel with its associated slat conveyor.

Typical plate widths can vary from 800mm to 5m with process line speeds between 1.0m/min to 6.0m/min.

Wheelabrator is the only company that offers roller conveyors and preservation lines that can blast 5m wide steel plate at high quality - and we're working on larger sizes. 

Strip Descaling

For the annealing, cooling, mechanical descaling and pickling of steel strip.

The production of hot rolled strip is achieved in-line: annealing, cooling, mechanical descaling and pickling are combined in integrated processing lines. Wheelabrator shot blast systems are available for narrow, medium and wide strip and are well proven in this field of application.
Blast cleaning systems can be adjusted to comply with variations in strip width and quality grades. Roughness grades and throughfeed speeds are formulated in accordance with your production requirements.

Stainless steel, Si-alloyed strip, special steel (Carbon, Cr-Ni, titan strip) are descaled on continuous production lines. Modular extensions give the opportunity to meet practically any output demand. 

High quality, uniform descaling reduces the acidic density of the subsequent chemical operation greatly, and the sludge residue in the pickling bath is substantially reduced. 

Tube Descaling

Wheelabrator Skew Roll machines are designed specifically for the external surface treatment of tubular products such as pipes, rods, bars and cylindrical tanks.

Most often these are used for rust removal, general steel cleaning, etching, profiling and peening.

Roller Conveyor Machines

Delivery:

0 to 6 weeks

Technology:

Wheelblast

SmartLine Roller Conveyor

Our entry-level, "off the shelf" machine, with limited options. For the treatment of plates and profiles in the steel manufacturing and processing industry.

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Delivery:

12 to 18 weeks

Technology:

Wheelblast

Roller Conveyor Type G

Predominantly used to clean metal plates and profiles in a continuous through feed process.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

Construction Blaster Type X

With angled wheels for welded constructions, flame cut parts and fabrications

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Delivery:

12 to 18 weeks

Technology:

Wheelblast

Roller Conveyor Type HD

Demonstrates the highest performance variants of this machine type for blasting sheet metal and profiles.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

Preservation Lines

Modernization of existing installations for contaminant removal, surface profiling and the application of a prime coat of paint to the blasted surfaces prior to storage or subsequent manufacturing operations.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

HB Strip Descaling Machine

Descaling of narrow-, medium-, and wide steel strip with clear benefits. Blast cleaning systems can be adjusted to various strip widths and quality grades and will enable practically any output demand.

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Delivery:

12 to 18 weeks

Technology:

Wheelblast

Skew Roll Machine

Fully automated and designed to remove rust and scale from cylindrical pipe, tube, bar and rods.

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