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Fingers on the pulse: blast technology and the Internet of Things

By Bernd Busskamp Sales Director, OEM Air Germany, Wheelabrator The revolution currently underway in manufacturing has many names. Here in Germany it’s often referred to as “Industry 4.0”, and globally we’re hearing a lot about the “Industrial Internet of Things”. But … Continue reading

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Evolution holds the key to reinventing the wheel

By Lawson Pryke European Equipment Modernisation Director and COMET Engineering Team Leader  at Wheelabrator Two years ago I was charged with developing the best blast wheel ever made – we like to set the bar high at Wheelabrator! Now, as we … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ machines make Aerospace peening a precision art

By Ron Wright Automated Airblast & Peening Manager at Wheelabrator There’s a clear reason why Aerospace engineering is driving innovation and development in shot peening – put simply, if something goes wrong in Aerospace, people’s lives are on the line. A … Continue reading

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Sieving, screening, separating – the high-tech way

Ulrich Goos EMP Manager at Wheelabrator Plus in Germany Anyone at Wheelabrator who’s involved in automotive applications will have been talking or thinking a lot about complexity and control recently. More complex internal geometries of parts, more tightly integrated processes, … Continue reading

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Investing wisely – how to choose the right machine every time

Jonathan Edwards  Customer Application Lab Manager at Wheelabrator in LaGrange, US When you invest in a new machine, you want to know it’s going to work. You want to know it’s going to deliver the finish that you need at … Continue reading

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Survivors: Spanish manufacturing emerges from long downturn – smarter and more strategic

Xavier Lecina EMP Manager at Wheelabrator in Spain It has been a long, long wait for the Spanish economy, in particular in manufacturing, but we’re finally emerging from more than seven lean years. My customers are looking ahead again: construction … Continue reading

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Color-coding our way to success

Connie Campbell Service Administrator at Wheelabrator Late last year, Marty Magill (Senior Vice President, Wheelabrator Plus) wrote about how foundries and fabricators across North America are under increasing pressure to maximize production and reduce unplanned downtime. For us on the … Continue reading

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Organising innovation: finding the best machine faster

By Stanislav Venclik Engineering Manager at Wheelabrator Wheelabrator’s expert design, production and assembly teams face many challenges day-to-day, but one of the key ones is how to keep up with the continuous innovation taking place within our own company – … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes: how our service team reaches every corner of the US, Mexico and Canada

By Marty Magill VP and General Manager of Wheelabrator Plus in North America Foundries and fabricators across North America are under increasing pressure to maximize production and reduce unplanned downtime. For us at Wheelabrator this means we are not only … Continue reading

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Under the spell of the prototype

By Stanislav Venclik Engineering Manager at Wheelabrator When I was little, one morning every fortnight started earlier than usual – I had to get up quickly and wait in line for “ABC”, the most famous Czech magazine for “young engineers and … Continue reading

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