Prepared for Performance
Light-weight castings (sand, gravity, die-cast) need appropriately designed desanding, deburring and surface preparation technologies. This is reflected in the range of Wheelabrator shot blast systems available for light metal castings.
The right machine for your process will depend upon the complexity of the casting, your production method, part size and number and product flow. Contact us to discuss your application.
Blast Cleaning of Light Metal Castings
Tumblast (sometimes known as tumble blast or barrel blast) cleaning machines with rubber belts can be used for blast cleaning, deburring and surface finishing of small and tumble-proof light-metal castings (aluminium, magnesium and others). They are of compact and simple design, and are well-proven in this application. The gentle tumbling of parts fully exposes all surfaces of the workpiece to the blast stream, ensuring an even finish.
Hanger Type Machines for Light Metal
Wheelabrator can provide a range of Hanger Type machines for the surface finishing of light metal castings, including pieces susceptible to impact damage. The transportation of workpieces on hangers opens up a number of possibilities for optimum material flow and facilitates functional and system-specific solutions for blast cleaning. Hanger Type machines can be batch or continuous (inline) and can serve to link individual manufacturing cells of a continuous production line.
• HB Overhead Rail shot blast machine
• DHB Continuous Overhead Rail shot blast machine
• SPH Spinner Hanger shot blast machines
Fully Automatic, Continuous, and Flexible Blast Cleaning on Wire-mesh Belt Machines
The Wheelabrator range also includes Wire-mesh machines (Horizontal Belt) which are especially suitable for blast cleaning and surface finishing of light metal parts. Flat, thin-walled and fragile parts are perfectly and deformation-free blast cleaned. The continuous, smooth and shockless transport of parts allows an automated operation, and results in short transport distances without intermediate stocking of parts and thus reduced operating cost.
High performance processing and finishing
Manipulator and manipulator/robot blast cleaning systems meet the highest performance demands and stand out for their excellent blast cleaning effect: cylinder blocks and heads, gear housings and other parts for the automotive or machinery industry made of light metal are perfectly blast finished. Even interior surfaces which are difficult to access are properly cleaned without accumulation of abrasive.
Typical machines include:
• DS Manipulator shot blast machine
• MAC Robot blast cleaning machines
• Robot gripper blast cleaning machines