Each of the two hanger-type machines from Wheelabrator’s HTC range work in tandem with one of the two MB900S tumblast machines, with one machine duo desanding castings, the other descaling parts after heat treatment.
Both machine types offer great flexibility and, together, can cover a wide range of grey or nodular iron cast automotive parts at SNVI.
This includes complex larger castings, such as housings, as well as tumble-proof smaller parts and hubs or brake drums.
The HTC machines feature four 37kW U70x500 blast wheels each and are designed to process castings of up to 500kg in weight (1.8t maximum load per hook).
With blast cabinets fully manufactured in 10mm Manganese steel and additionally lined with replaceable 12mm Mn plates and heavy-load Mn gratings, the machines are stronger and sturdier than previous generations or similar equipment available in the market.
The tried and tested MB tumblast range combines effective and even batch blasting of tumble-proof parts with a compact design and clever workpiece logistics, allowing smooth integration of the machine into workflows and efficient loading and unloading with minimized idle times.
The MB900S machines chosen by SNVI are designed for batch sizes of up to 2.5t with individual parts of up to 150kg.
They are equipped with two 30kW blast wheels each and come with special wear-resistant Manganese slat conveyors for exceptional durability.
Antonio Isola, Vice President of Business Development and expert for heavy-duty applications at Wheelabrator, comments: “The length of our relationship with SNVI is a clear endorsement as to the quality of our products and our deep understanding of the needs of modern foundry operations. We’re delighted to play our part in their plans for growth.”
The four new machines for SNVI were ordered at the end of 2014 and delivered in Autumn 2015.