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Surface preparation solutions for Iron and Steel Foundries and Forges

Foundry Castings 

Wheelabrator produces an extensive range of blast machines for the Foundry industry. Machines can be "in-line" to treat the castings as they pass through your production processes in a continuous fashion, or "batch" to treat castings in batch quantities.

The Wheelabrator range of shot blast machines for foundries includes four main machine systems (batch, hanger, through-feed, manipulator/robot) which meet all the surface preparation requirements of the modern foundry.

Forged Parts

Blast cleaning is employed to remove scale from forged parts. Wheelabrator has vast experience in such applications and can supply a number of well proven shot blast machines which are designed to help you to lower your cost per part produced whilst delivering productivity and quality gains.

Machine Selection

The right machine for your process will depend upon the complexity of your cast or forged parts, your production method, part size, number, preferred handling method and product flow. 

Not every machine type can be represented here, many applications require a custom-designed solution. These pages are intended to display the typical applications and equipment solutions. To talk to us about what solution is right for your application, please contact us.

 

 

Tumbleproof Workpieces

  • Tumblast (tumble blast) and drum type blast machines are available in a multitude of sizes, and with variable loading and unloading principles. 
  • Continuous Tumblasts (CT and DT machines) achieve a more cost-effective and efficient process when large numbers of parts need to be blasted throughout the shift. Production processes become more automated and less space is used.

Delivery:

12 to 18 weeks

Technology:

Wheelblast

MB Batch Type Tumblast Machine

Compact batch-barrel design with a simple operating principle to deliver forced but gentle turning and tumbling of the parts.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

DTC Batch Type Blast Cleaning Machine

DTC machines are proven in thousands of applications and constitute reliable process technology, high efficiency and flexibility.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

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.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

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.

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For Thin-Walled And/Or Delicate Workpieces

Delivery:

6 to 12 weeks

Technology:

Wheelblast

Rotary Table Machine

Wheelabrator table blast machines, the industry standard - from the most simple applications to batches of up to 120 tons. Talk to Wheelabrator.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

MeshBlast Machine

Designed for cleaning a variety of parts that range from die-cast transmission housing with hard to reach areas to simple workpieces and components.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Process:

In-line

Technology:

Wheelblast

Robot Gripper

Wheelabrator Robot Gripper machines are ideal for the removal of fire cracks, for shot peening and the blasting of filigree parts.

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High Performance Processing of Complex Parts

e.g. crankcases, cylinder heads, gear housings

Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

MAC Robot Manipulator System

The system is designed to accommodate specific requirements for shot blasting workpieces of light metal or magnesium alloys and has an internal manipulator to move the workpieces in the blast stream.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

DS and DV Manipulator Systems

These systems meet the highest production demands and are renowned for their excellent blast cleaning performance for components of different shapes and sizes. These systems deliver outstanding performance due to their high process capacity and excellent cleaning efficiency.

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For Parts Susceptible To Impact Damage

  • Hanger-type machines are ideal for parts that can not be tumbled, and offer the added advantage that batches can be prepared or unloaded whilst one batch is being processed.
  • Mesh belt machines
  • Continuous hanger-type machines are also available for in-line production processes.
  • Continuous conveyor machines, wire mesh blast machines and inclined belt machines allow smooth and shockless continuous blast cleaning for shock and vibration sensitive parts 
    e.g. brake drums, brake disks, wheel rims, etc.

Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

HTS Hanger Type Machine

Standard solution ideal for foundry and forge applications, including cast, forge or hardened parts.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

HT Overhead Monorail Machine

Include a number of heavy duty variations for different production areas, e.g. foundries and forges.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

SPH Spinner-Hanger Machine

The machines with two or three chambers are applied for surface treatment and deburring of aluminum parts, descaling of forgings, and sand removal from castings, especially for those workpieces which are not suitable for tumbling because of their shape or size.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

IBC Inclined Belt Conveyor Machine

Process safe blast cleaning of rotation symmetric workpieces with smooth and shock-free transport in continuous rotation. This machine ensures consistent and uniform exposure of the workpiece under the blast stream, and is ideal for high quality blasting of lighter parts that would be damaged in a tumblast system.

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Delivery:

12 to 18 weeks

Technology:

Wheelblast

Mesh Belt Machine

Wheelabrator mesh belt shot blast machines efficiently blast both flat or very complex parts in a pass-through process.

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Delivery:

18 weeks +

Technology:

Wheelblast

CRC Carousel Rotary Chamber Machines

CRC machines are used for process-safe desanding of cast parts or for descaling forged rotating parts. The automatic treatment of single workpieces is gentle and does not cause impact or shock damage.

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For the complete foundry solution including moulding machinery, please consult the DISA section of the site.