Category Archives: Wheelblast

Blast machine forensics – my quest for IBC efficiency

By Gerhard Puttinger Electrical Engineer at Wheelabrator A blast machine is a complex beast. Assessing its energy consumption behaviour to find room for improvement therefore isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. For my degree project in mechanical engineering, I made it … Continue reading

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The right abrasive for the right job

Selecting the correct abrasive medium for cleaning and peening surfaces is crucial to achieve the desired surface finish, but the process can, to the uninitiated, be both complex and confusing. Continue reading

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Made in the USA – the rebirth of the North American foundry industry

By Mark Lambrix Director of North American Foundry Technology for Wheelabrator OEM Until recently, the foundry industry had been in decline in North America. Cheap labor costs in countries like China saw companies looking overseas for foundry requirements. Demand dropped … 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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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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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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