Module8
Airblast Solutions

Defining the right airblast machine is notoriously complex. Wheelabrator has developed the Module8 principles to ease the decision making process and ensure that the right solution is developed for your application.

 

The 8 "Module8" Principles

1. Flexibility
2. Wear reduction
3. Ease of maintenance
4. Safety
5. Productivity reliability
6. Process reliability
7. Quality
8. Short delivery times

Module8 Flexibility

Watch an animation showing the incredible flexibility of the Module8 concept.

1. Flexibility

The Module8 concept guides you through a flexible machine build which can be configured to your requirements.

This system enables you to start with a small low volume process and without having to buy a completely new machine, the machine can “grow” with your business.

2. Wear Reduction

The blasting cabinets are specifically designed to reduce the wear of the internals. For example, the nozzle manipulators are on the roof of the machine which reduces wear.

The design of Module8 machines ensures that as few of the machines components as possible are inside the blasting cabinet or in the direct blasting zone.

3. Ease of Maintenance

All machine components can be serviced from either ground level or the roof level.

The machine door is large enough for a service technician to get into the machine if needed, rather than reaching through small doors to fix or service parts. All of the components of the machine are fitted externally to further ease access and maintenance.

4. Safety

The Module8 range comes with a comprehensive set of safety features as standard.

The cabin is designed with safety in mind, as all components are fitted to the exterior of the cabin for ease of access and increased safety.

The cabin is designed with safety in mind, as all components are fitted to the exterior of the cabin for ease of access and increased safety.

There are multiple locations on the machine for the HMI panel so that the operator can function or close down the machine from multiple locations both on ground level and whilst on the roof of the machine.

The machines are fitted with a “dead man” switch function – By pushing the dead man switch during service and maintenance work, the moving machine components can be safely serviced.

5. Machine capability

The Module8 process has been developing and evolving for almost a decade with continued improvements through testing.

The reliability of the machine and its components are unparalleled.

The Module8 range can be found in many industries, it has been running consistently in the automotive and aerospace industries, where the machines have proven capabilities functioning at high volume production over multiple shifts.

6. Process Reliability

Module8 machines are fitted as standard with an automatic control system to regulate air pressure, media flow and the air blast nozzles.
In combination with the PLC controls, the blasting parameters are automatically controlled and adjusted.

The Module8 system regulates the flow of the media entering the blast machine, as well as the quality and mix of the media. The air wash system and sieving units pass the media through multiple stages to ensure only the correct mix and quality of media returns into the blasting process.

7. Quality

The Module8 range is part of a continuous improvement programme. Each component is tested and re-tested to ensure the highest quality output.

The suppliers that Wheelabrator works with are important to achieving the quality of the Module8 product range. These partnerships have therefore been developed over many years ensuring that the parts supplied are to the highest quality standards and work consistently well with the Module8 product range.

8. Short Delivery Times

The modular process of the Module8 range follows a set of standardised guidelines and components which result in quicker delivery time to you. This modular process also means that many components for the machines are repeatedly built which enhances quality. The simplicity of the Module8 range also means that they can be manufactured at any of our global factories – ensuring customers have the best Wheelabrator quality whilst benefiting from locally sourced machines with speedy delivery times.

The Module8 Range Consists of 5 Machines

Lieferung:

18+ Wochen

Technologie:

Airblast

Satellite Turntable Machine ST

Highly flexible machine range, with one or two satellite tables, for light up to heavy parts.

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Lieferung:

18+ Wochen

Technologie:

Airblast

Turntable Machine TT

Highly flexible machine range, with one or two turntables, for light up to heavy parts.

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Lieferung:

18+ Wochen

Prozess:

In-line

Robot Gripper Machines RG

Highly flexible machine range, with one or two robots, for light up to heavy parts.

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Lieferung:

18+ Wochen

Technologie:

Airblast

Frame Machines FM

Highly flexible machine range, with two to four frames, for light up to heavy parts.

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Lieferung:

18+ Wochen

Technologie:

Airblast

Pass-Through Machine DL

Higly flexible machine range, with various workpiece transport devices, for light up to heavy parts.

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