Blast Simulation Technology
At Wheelabrator we are committed to achieving the optimum blast
result for you and utilise innovative blast simulation
technology to ensure this.
The simulation process involves accurately positioning blast wheels
to replicate the real machine dimensions, the blast pattern is then
programmed and the cleaning effect of one rebound is
calculated, using a 3D model of the part.
This part is then blasted (in the simulation) and as the complex
surface area accumulates hits, the part changes a certain colour.
Each colour represents the degree of surface profile
This simulation allows our engineers to examine the blast result
closely. The various colours clearly identify certain areas of
the workpiece that need to be blasted more intensively, these are
shown by the surface area in the blue and purple tones. To
correct this "under-blasting", the engineer would change the
position of wheels or add more wheels to the machine.
"Over-blasted" areas (depicted in reds) need to be corrected,
either by changing the position of the wheels, or by reducing the
number of blast wheels.
This process also verifies the influence of the angle of
impact, velocity, quantity, size and shape of the shot blast media
and also of the ricochet effect of the shot. Over 140 parameters
are programmed to create the simulation.
Blast simulation technology guarantees we find the optimal
machine type and wheel arrangement for your exact specifications,
for your workpiece. It saves energy, enables the machine to be
delivered in a shorter lead time, the technical risk is minimised
and a basis for the technical specification is achieved.