技術革新と発明の準備

業界の形成

Benjamin Chew Tilghmanは1869年にサンドブラスト工程を発明し、米国で特許を申請。1879年、「Tilghman’s Patent Sand Blast Co.」をロンドンのGray’s Inn Roadに設立。後にAltrinchamに移転

There's quite a bit of confusion about just who invented wheelblasting and the first blast wheel.

Peik's Patents

American Foundry Equipment Co.,Louis D. Peikは、1933年にホイールブラストを発明し、タンブラスト(R)機の特許を取得。同機は、車輪のような装置によってショット玉を投入するため「Wheelabrator」という言葉が生まれた。1933年、新しいWheelabrator機が販売され、大きな成功を収め、1935年、英国のTilghman社は、ライセンス供与されたWheelabrator機の建造を開始

1945年、American Foundryは社名をAmerican Wheelabrator & Equipment Companyに変更し、1966年にTilghman社の株式を40%取得。社名をTilghman Wheelabratorとする。同社の株式を1973年にAmerican Wheelabrator100%取得

Badische Maschinenfabrik in Durlach

When Louis D Peik registered his patent for a blast wheel in the 1930's, we can only guess that he hadn't been made aware of the BMD "Gusssputzmaschine" patent some 40 years earlier.

"For the cleaning of castings, a turbine wheel serves; which turns at high speed and propels from the middle sand, stone, granulated iron and other such materials... to clean the surface of castings."

(Take a look at the patent documentation below.)

Badische Maschinenfabrik & Eisengiesserei (or later BMD) is a former DISA, and therefore former Wheelabrator company.

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Notable innovation at Wheelabrator:

1869:  Patent for the sand blast process (Tilghman, UK)

1932:  Patent for the first tumblast machine (American Foundry, USA)

1933:  Patent for the first blast wheel, the “Wheelabrator”, by American Foundry

1940:  Led the development of shot peening equipment

1950:  Introduction of wire and strip descalers

1978:  Introduction of the first Continuous Throughfeed machine

1980:  Introduction of Manipulator machines for powertrain castings

1980:  Launch of the Universal (U-) wheel

1986:  Sale of the first Preservation Line into China

2000:  Patent for the Robot Gripper

2003:  Launch of the EZEFIT wheel (USA)

2007:  Launch of the TITAN wheel

2011:  Introduction of the Inclined Belt (IBC) machine

2012:  Introduction of the Advanced Internal Cleaning (AIC) machine

2013:  Launch of the SG130 Blast Head

2015:  Introduction of the Compact Blast machine

2015:  Launch of the Carousel Rotating Chamber machine

2015:  Introduction of the Flexible Lance Internal Peening system

2015:  Launch of the COMET HD wheel