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What Wheelabrator does

Wheelabrator is a world leading shot blasting equipment manufacturer offering a complete range of machines, parts and services.

Established in 1908, we have more than 100 years’ experience in offering solutions for both shot blasting technologies – wheelblasting and airblasting.

Meeting the needs of multiple industries globally

Our 15,000 customers include leading companies in the foundry, automotive, aerospace, energy, marine, rails, construction and other industries. And they span nearly 100 countries.

Wheelabrator has the largest installed base in the industry to deliver Wheelabrator Group’s equipment and services to our customers to improve their productivity and profitability.

It’s this experience that enables our technical experts to work with you to design specific solutions to meet your operating needs, bringing with the them insight gained from thousands of different applications across a variety of different industries.

This tailored approach is unique in our industry and is so popular that around two thirds of Wheelabrator equipment sales are custom engineered to customers’ precise specifications.

The final third consists of standard items which incorporate the same level of Wheelabrator quality and reliability but can be delivered more quickly at a competitive price.


Ongoing around-the-clock expert support

Designing and installing the equipment is only half of the challenge. Supporting our customers’ machines in the field is the other half.

Currently operating from strategically located service centres, we provide a global network of technicians and service engineers in almost 100 countries. 
This approach enables us to provide around-the-clock support for your original equipment investment as well as valuable expertise in support of your changing requirements over time.


Sustainability in shot-blasting

The efficient, respectful use of resources is a key driving force behind our R&D efforts, our own production and the support services we offer to our customers. 

Sustainability starts with equipment that lasts, that can be modified and adapted, and goes all the way to digital technology that keeps your process at the optimum, using the right amount of energy, abrasive and time to get the exact results you need. 

Our dust collection and abrasive recycling systems minimise waste and emissions, for a cleaner working environment and more efficient use of resources. Our descaling machines replace less ‘green’ chemical processes. Our clever equipment upgrades improve energy efficiency, safety, process precision.

At Wheelabrator, innovation and sustainability go hand in hand.


A century of innovation

Since introducing the original wheelblast technology in 1932, we have committed ourselves to differentiating our offer through thought-leadership in design and manufacturing.

Innovation and invention enable us to be the best, bring new solutions and new technology in order to drive down costs while increasing blast performance, efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Wheelabrator continues to pioneer new techniques and technologies in line with customers’ changing needs.


Shot blasting equipment

Wheelabrator surface preparation technology: a complete range of airblast and wheelblast solutions.

Shot Blast Machine Terminology

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