- Published: 12 June 2008 12 June 2008
A manufacturer of wind turbine gears is enjoying a 60 per cent increase in output thanks to Wheelabrator Group.
Due to expansion, the Finnish based manufacturer required additional machinery to treat turbine components and keep up with growing business demands. During manufacture, the turbine gearboxes and systems pick up scale through a heat treatment process. The rotary table wheelblast machines are used to remove media from components up to two metres in diameter and length. Due to its suitability in cleaning large, heavy and awkward to handle components, a table type wheel blast machine was the ideal solution. Easy access to the machine allows the parts to be loaded onto the table within the blast chamber with minimal effort. The table then rotates under the blast stream from one or two blast wheels allowing maximum exposure and a high production efficiency.