New DT from Wheelabrator: a continuous blast machine for smaller foundries


Wheelabrator has launched a lighter, entry-level version of its established heavy-duty DT rocker barrel tumblast concept.

Wheelabrator has launched a lighter, entry-level version of its established heavy-duty DT rocker barrel tumblast concept. 

The new DT-11-350 was designed specifically for the needs of smaller foundries, producing smaller castings in smaller runs – in response to demand from China, Eastern Europe, North America and India. For foundries looking to upgrade to the new DISAMATIC C3 vertical moulding machine, the new DT offers an affordable continuous wheel blast solution to match.

Stanislav Venclik, Vice President Portfolio Development at Wheelabrator, explains: “Our new DT follows the same philosophy our colleagues at DISA followed when developing their DISAMATIC C3: foundries that produce slightly lower volumes or smaller-series castings want advanced, efficient equipment for sophisticated production too, but this equipment needs to offer a return on investment at smaller production volumes. That means it has to be more affordable. To achieve this, we have taken the established DT concept and tailored it for this very specific market segment. It is smaller in construction and designed for smaller castings but comes in the same great Wheelabrator quality our customers expect from us.”

The DT-11-350 is best suited to light to medium forge and foundry applications, desanding, decoring, cleaning, deburring or descaling workpieces with a maximum weight of 30kg and a maximum diagonal of 400mm. The fully integrated shot blast system is designed for a throughput of up to 5t per hour. As standard, it comes fully equipped with an advanced yet reliable abrasive recycling system and vibratory conveyors at inlet and outlet. Noise protection cabinets at both ends of the machine and an abrasive replenisher are available as options.

The DT concept with its polygonal trough is highly flexible, allowing the efficient continuous blast treatment of parts in many different shapes and sizes, in mixed or single product runs. It offers high process reliability and can be easily integrated in existing production processes and workflows.

The new DT-11-350 in brief

Blast wheel type  U70x500 (EZEFIT in India and North America)
Number of blast wheels
Blast wheel power
45kW each
Workpiece throughput
up to 5t/h
pitless or with pit (depending on requirements)