Blaster cleans castings and deflashes dies.

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Wheelabrator(R)45 cu ft Super V Tumblast(TM) is suitable for castings, diecast deflashing, contaminant removal, peening, and surface finishing. Direct-drive 75 hp motors power two 15 in. bi-directional wheel assemblies. Cast-manganese housings have LongLyfe(R) cast liners for durability. Control panel has programmable electric controls or relay logic in NEMA 12 enclosure. Machine holds 45 cu ft of castings and abrasive charge of 10,000 lbs.

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The Wheelabrator 45 Cu. Ft. Super V Tumblast Offers Excellent Reliability, Versatility For High Performance Batch Cleaning

LaGrange, GA - (February 28, 2002) -The Wheelabrator 45 cu. ft. Super V Tumblast(TM) machine offers excellent reliability and versatility for high performance batch cleaning. Designed to suit a broad range of requirements and operating conditions, the Super V Tumblast provides unequalled performance for applications that demand durability and performance. The Wheelabrator(R) 45 cu. ft. Super V Tumblast is ideal for castings, diecast deflashing, contaminant removal, peening, and surface finishing.

Employing two 15" bi-directional Wheelabrator wheel assemblies powered by 75 hp direct drive motors, the Wheelabrator Super V Tumblast offers excellent blasting efficiency in a field proven system. The Tumblast uses 15" diameter blast wheels in cast manganese wheel housings with LongLyfe(R) premium cast liners for added durability. Additionally, the mill conveyor uses heat-treated cast steel chain links with hardened steel link pins, 1" thick manganese barrel head liners, replaceable Long-Lyfe cast and manganese fabricated cabinet liners, and a hydraulic powered work door.

The 45 cu. ft. Super V Tumblast has a compact footprint of 25' x 10'5" and is 24'9" tall. It requires an initial abrasive charge of 10,000 lbs. The free standing control panel features programmable electric controls or relay logic in a NEMA 12 enclosure. Control panel components are U.L. listed and N.E.C approved.

The machine features the Soundabator(TM) abrasive control valves with noise reduction in a totally enclosed assembly with pneumatic operation and fine adjustment capability. In addition, the abrasive reclaim system includes a lower shaker reclaim conveyor, belt and bucket elevator, upper screw conveyor, shaft mounted gear motor drives, and a compensating flow airwash separator that removes contaminants from the blast media while reclaiming and recycling the media to the wheels.

Options for the Wheelabrator 45 Cu. Ft. Super V Tumblast include: manganese flights, hydraulic type loader, jet pulse dust collectors, zero speed switches, double lip airwash separator, foundry duty magnetic separator, automatic abrasive adder, shaker takeaway conveyor, fully automated control package, MagnaValve(R) magnetic abrasive valves, touch screen controls, and installation and maintenance services.

Founded in 1907, Wheelabrator is one of the most recognized names in the blast cleaning and surface preparation industries. An ISO 9001 Certified manufacturer, Wheelabrator designs and builds a full line of blast cleaning equipment and systems suitable for a variety of finishing requirements at their LaGrange, Georgia facility. Additionally, the company operates a foundry in Walterboro, South Carolina, which produces abrasive resistant castings.

USF Surface Preparation Group, a division of USFilter, is the global leader in providing surface preparation equipment, supplies and services. Strategically located manufacturing and distribution facilities allow USF Surface Preparation Group to provide unparalleled customer service and support worldwide. For more information on USF Surface Preparation Group and Wheelabrator, visit or send an e-mail to

USFilter, a Vivendi Environnement company, is North America's largest water company providing comprehensive water and wastewater systems and services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Vivendi Environnement (NYSE:VE), comprised of Vivendi Water (worldwide water products and services), Onyx (solid waste and industrial services), Dalkia (energy management), and Connex (transportation and logistics), is the largest environmental services company in the world with more than 215,000 employees in 100 countries and annual revenues of nearly $25 billion. Visit the company's web sites at or

Important Disclaimer. This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: acquisition related risks, inability to further identify, develop and achieve success for new products, services and technologies; increased competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; inability to establish and maintain relationships with commerce, advertising, marketing, technology, and content providers, Investors and security holders are urged to read Vivendi's Registration Statement on Amendment No. 1 to Form 20-F, the Vivendi Universal joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by Vivendi Universal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the Commission's web site at These documents may also be obtained for free from Vivendi Universal.

When referring to the 45 Cu. Ft. Super V Tumblast, please use the Wheelabrator brand name. Wheelabrator is a registered trademark of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. Soundabator, LongLyfe, and Tumblast are trademarks of the United States Filter Corporation or its affiliates. MagnaValve is a registered trademark of Electronics Incorporated.

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