Equipment Upgrade Case Studies
Europe's largest manufacturer of steel gas cylinders, turned to Wheelabrator to design and implement a major upgrade on their non-Wheelabrator blast machine, to improve surface quality and extend service intervals.
EMP at CMB doubles capacity
Keeping pace with exponential order growth can be difficult for Chinese foundries. One solution adopted by CMB was to double the capacity of a trusted machine and increase its efficiency by 40% by opting for a Wheelabrator Equipment Modernisation Programme.
Algeria's largest foundry
One of Algeria’s most important state-owned companies – and the country’s largest foundry – has invested in pioneering technology from Wheelabrator as part of a major foundry upgrade.
Hy?yk Steel Structures
Hy?yk Steel Structures, a manufacturer of steel structures such as factory buildings and warehouses, has cut blast machine downtime and maintenance while saving on energy costs.
Global Orthopaedics Specialist
A leader in the global orthopaedics market has eliminated contamination and improved the efficiency of existing blast equipment with the help of Wheelabrator Group.
Steelway Building Systems
Upgrading to automated shot blasting has reduced surface preparation times at Steelway Building Systems in Ontario, Canada, by 80%.
Rescue and overhaul post-flood damage prevents replacement of £400k blast room.
A hanger-type blast machine cleaning water meter castings gets an upgrade that lifts the load for machine operators.
America’s premier producer of municipal castings, US Foundry, has dramatically improved blast operations achieving annual savings of $64,000.
Ductile Iron foundry Galesburg Castings improved productivity and reduced downtime by upgrading their shot blast machine with a new EZEFIT wheel.
Equipment modernisation programme at STILL has proven to be an effective and sustainable option for keeping existing machines in step with evolving production requirements.
In 2012 AQUA GROUP added a SATURN HD wheel to their shot blasting equipment which increased productivity by more than 50% and wear part life by approx. 1.5 times.
A team from Wheelabrator Plus has drastically reduced maintenance time at ME Electmetal, with a machine upgrade that allows blast equipment to keep up with increased production.
Kharagpur Metal Reforming Industries
Kharagpur Metal Reforming Industries (KMRIPL) add a SATURN HD blast wheel to increase parts life by more than 5 times