Automated Blasting Systems
Wheelabrator offers two distinct categories of Tumblast or tumble blast machine. Batch Type Tumblast machines process parts batch by batch, in a stop-start operation, and Continuous Tumblast machines pass the parts through the machine and onto the next process in the operation.
Continuous Material Flow with Consistent Blasting Performance
With their clearly arranged and space-saving designs, throughfeed systems provide smooth work flow and short transport distances without intermediate storage of the parts or operator interaction, and can therefore offer the potential to reduce operating costs.
Throughfeed systems are designed to cope with product flows of changing volumes and automatically adapt to different throughputs. They are ideally suited to integration in fully automatic plants starting at the moulding line and culminating in the finished and clean castings.
Continuous Tumblast machines (CT) are situated within either an automated process or a continuous production line. The advantages of this being high performance rates, less or no human contact with parts, and a more speedy, complete process for the parts.
Continuous Rocker Barrel (DT) machines are designed for high performance in-line cleaning of castings and forged parts. A variety of machine sizes are available with blast capacities selected to match the specific cleaning requirement.
18 weeks +
CT Through-feed Blast Cleaning Machine
CT machines are situated within either an automated process or a continuous production line. The systems are equipped with an endless apron conveyor and between 2 and 6 blast wheels.
18 weeks +
DT Through-feed Rocker Barrel Machine
The principle using drum-type machines is a leading technology today. The polygon shaped trough rocks back and forth to gently tumble the workpieces. Continuous shot blast machines automate production sequences and improve the work environment.