Blast Regulator increases abrasive efficacy via even distribution.

Press Release Summary:

Adaptable to fit Wheelabrator and non-Wheelabrator abrasive separators, Abrasive Curtain Regulator (ACR) negates problems arising from uneven abrasive distribution and residual sand in abrasive cycles of foundry blast equipment. Solution ensures full abrasive curtain is maintained at all times, which promotes abrasive cleaning efficacy as well as blast wheel performance consistency. Also, ACR stabilizes condition of abrasive operating mix and prevents unnecessary abrasive waste.

Original Press Release:

Sand in the System? New Technology for Blast Equipment Keeps Abrasive Cleaner

Wheelabrator has developed a new technology for abrasive separators that addresses the issue of uneven abrasive distribution and residual sand in abrasive cycles of foundry blast equipment.

The Abrasive Curtain Regulator (ACR), to be showcased at CastExpo 2016 in Minneapolis, ensures a full abrasive curtain is maintained at all times, which results in better cleaning of the abrasive as well as more consistent blast wheel performance.

The device can be adapted to fit various Wheelabrator and non-Wheelabrator abrasive separators.

Without the ACR, gaps can occur in the abrasive curtain, allowing air to be freely drawn through the curtain - without the air fully carrying out its cleaning task.

An intact abrasive curtain ensures blast media is distributed evenly across all blast wheels, which is important for a consistent treatment of each part.

The ACR also stabilizes the condition of the abrasive operating mix, prevents unnecessary abrasive waste and thereby provides better control of operating costs.

Brian Cappallo, Director of Sales and Service at Wheelabrator Plus, explains: “It’s easy to dismiss devices like the ACR as an add-on to an add-on to auxiliary equipment. But especially in heavy-duty environments, this little device can make a huge difference to operations. Abrasive going through foundry blast equipment is a significant cost factor, and a well controlled blast process is important in achieving consistent product quality. Fitting the ACR means foundries can make the most of the abrasive they use, reduce waste and improve the efficiency of the blast process. The device can easily be included in regular equipment upgrades and maintenance and will pay for itself quickly.”

To find out more about Wheelabrator’s new Abrasive Curtain Regulator, visit booth 2034 at CastExpo 2016 or ask your local Wheelabrator representative.

About Wheelabrator

Wheelabrator Group is a global provider of surface preparation and finishing solutions. Committed to offering the broadest array of technologies, products, replacement parts, services and technical know-how, the Wheelabrator Group works closely with customers to deliver the best solutions for their specific requirements.

The company's strategically located and electronically linked offices allow Wheelabrator Group to provide unrivalled customer service and support worldwide.

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