Wheelabrator is the world leader in surface preparation technology, offering a complete range of airblast, wheelblast and mass finishing solutions.
All three applications of surface preparation (the bringing of an abrasive into contact with a metal surface) are offered by Wheelabrator:
1. Centrifugal propulsion of the abrasive (wheelblast)
2. Pneumatic propulsion of the abrasive (airblast)
3. Immersion in the abrasive (mass or vibratory finishing)
Wheelabrator is pleased to welcome to its family the wheelblast technology associated with its sister business DISA.
Broadest Industry Offer
Wheelabrator, as the world’s leading surface preparation company, offers a complete range of equipment, services and parts. Leading companies in the foundry, automotive, aerospace, energy, marine, rail, construction and many other industries have used Wheelabrator Group’s products and services to improve productivity and profitability for over 100 years. With approximately 15,000 active customers in nearly 100 countries, Wheelabrator continues to use the experience of having the largest installed base in the industry to deliver the best solution for the customer.
Wheelabrator’s approach to solving customers’ operating challenges is unique in the industry. Using insight gained from thousands of different applications across a variety of different industries, Wheelabrator’s technical experts work closely with customers to design specific solutions to meet their operating needs. This approach has been so well received by the market that approximately two‐thirds of Wheelabrator’s surface preparation equipment sales are custom engineered to the precise specifications of the customer. The remaining third are standard items which incorporate the same level of Wheelabrator quality and reliability, but can be delivered more quickly at a competitive price.
Designing and installing the equipment is only half of the challenge. Supporting the customer’s machine in the field is the other half.
To meet this local support requirement, in 2006 Wheelabrator created Wheelabrator Plus ‐ the industry’s first standalone local service and parts offer. Currently operating from strategically located service centres, Wheelabrator Plus provides a global network of technicians and service engineers in almost 100 countries. This approach enables Wheelabrator Plus to provide around the clock support for the customers’ original equipment investment as well as valuable expertise in support of the customers’ changing requirements over time.
Tradition of Innovation
Since introducing the original wheelblast technology in 1932, Wheelabrator has committed itself to differentiating its offer through thought-leadership in design and manufacturing. Currently, Wheelabrator has over seventy patent filings with a dozen patents pending.
Wheelabrator offers a comprehensive range of surface preparation technologies, parts and services and stands ready to improve our customers’ productivity and profitability.
1908 year of establishment
71 current and active patent filings
35000 installed surface preparation machines