Prepared for Operations
The military industry relies on Wheelabrator’s surface preparation technologies for aerospace, naval and ground transport, and for treating smaller components such as ammunitions.
Cleaning and Preparing Ground Transport Returning from Operations
When armed personnel carriers return from the field, they are rusty, dirty, scratched and the coating is chipped. In short, they are a mess. After blasting in a hanger-type blast machine (also commonly known as monorail or overhead rail blast machines), the tanks reappear in immaculate condition and paint-free, ready for a new paint coating, and ready to be prepared to return to the action.
Tank hull cleaning – watch the Anniston Army base video from "Build It Bigger" on the Discovery Channel, to see how a Wheelabrator machine cleans these huge vehicle sections.
Surface Preparation and Treatment for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of Air and Naval Fleet
Paint removal and cleaning of air force and naval fleet can be achieved manually by closed circuit blast machines, or if sections are separated, dedicated blastrooms can be used incorporating manual or automated blasting processes.
- Other typical applications include:
Paint removal from aircraft and ships by closed circuit blast machines
Ship segment surface preparation (cleaning) in blastrooms
Ship segment corrosion protection in paint rooms
Repainting and coating solutions
Ammunition and Small Component Treatment Examples
In some regions, Wheelabrator offers a vibratory finishing service for the treatment of bullets. In others, our technologies are used to clean and prepare other ammunitions.
For information about subcontract vibratory finishing services in the UK, click here, or contact us for more information.
Wheelabrator specializes in custom-designed peening and surface preparation solutions to provide a solution to your challenges.
With global innovation (five technology centers across the world) and global machine support, we can support your peening and surface preparation needs.
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