All in a spin at FABTECH Las Vegas


From November 16-18, the Wheelabrator team joined more than 1,300 exhibiting companies at FABTECH Las Vegas 2016, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America.

Over 28,000 attendees from the US and further afield converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center to network, learn and experience the latest innovations in the industry.

Based at booth C23047, Wheelabrator experts were on hand to speak to numerous industry professionals about specific application needs and requirements for their companies.

Among the latest equipment innovations discussed at this year’s event was the SpinTrac range – a new and improved version of one of Wheelabrator’s most popular designs.

The unique positioning of the SpinTrac’s blast wheels ensures every part of the workpiece is cleaned as the hook rotates, rather than some areas receiving less coverage. This can reduce blast cycle times by as much as 25%.

Also popular was Wheelabrator’s new Barrel Blast machines. Designed on a relatively small footprint, the new machines are accessible from all sides for ease of maintenance, and come with fully integrated abrasive logistics.

The hard-wearing barrel with its characteristic octagonal design ‘tumbles’ parts more gently, while ensuring they are reliably exposed to the blast stream from all sides.

“FABTECH is always a key event in the calendar for the Wheelabrator team and it was great to see the fantastic turnout at this year’s event,” said Pam Akin, Marketing Manager at Wheelabrator.

“It was a great opportunity to join leading industry experts and showcase our latest innovations. Being able to share new developments like the SpinTrac and Barrel Blast machines with such a variety of people from different industry sectors is invaluable. We’re already looking forward to next year’s events.”

To find out more about the equipment highlighted at FABTECH, view our animations below.