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New spec for rail wheels raises peening questions

By Ron Wright Automated Airblast & Peening Manager at Wheelabrator A change in the specification of rail wheels by the American Association for Railroads (AAR) probably wouldn’t immediately strike you as a momentous event. But even if you’re not affected by … 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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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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Between spec and reality – do you really know how you’re peening?

By Ron Wright Automated Airblast & Peening Manager at Wheelabrator In high-spec peening applications in aerospace and automotive, precision and repeatability of peening results are critical to part life and performance. This starts with getting the process right to consistently meet … Continue reading

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Introducing Beneath the Surface – the blog from Wheelabrator

Welcome to the newly launched blog from Wheelabrator, the world leader in surface preparation technology. Beneath the Surface is dedicated to sharing insight, opinons and ideas from, for, and around industries using surface preparation equipment. Wheelabrator experts from around the world will … Continue reading

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