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Metal Casting Technologies : December 2007
PRODUCTS Vertical blast machine Surface preparation specialist Wheelabrator Group is turning the industry on its head with the launch of a new vertical blast machine. Designed for manufacturers with limited space, the Vertical Roller Conveyor Shot Blast Machine (Type: RB 4000-5.3/8/11) is capable of treating steel sheets from 0.5m to 5m wide, blasting both sides of the workpiece simultaneously. At less than five metres wide it is half the size of its standard horizontal counterparts and the innovative format allows a reduced blast time, increasing production efficiency. Suitable for all types of abrasives, the machine holds the steel sheet at an 80 degree angle and can be fitted with up to eight blast turbines. T: +441619286388 E: email@example.com W: www.wheelabratorgroup.com Axle Inspection Stand An inspection stand to test the hardened bearing surface of axles has been developed. This off-line audit inspection system monitors residual stress and detects grinding damage and some heat treat-treatment qualities. The system requires manual loading and unloading of the axle and positioning of the stands sensor. After the axle is loaded the operator switches on part rotation and the axle is automatically scanned. The test information is displayed on a Rollscan central unit and is shown on a monitor for fast operator feedback and automatically saved on a PC in ViewScan data collection software. T: +17244101031 E: info@AStresstech.com W: www.astresstech.com High Temperature Valve Pebco recently supplied Double Flapper Valves for the Alcan expansion project at Gove, NT. There were special requirements to be met including a requirement for the valves to be able to withstand temperatures up to 520deg.C. The valves are manufactured in stainless steel and actuated by double- acting pneumatic cylinders. Special actuator-to-shaft connections provide power open, power close operation; this provides maximum seal effectiveness virtually eliminating leakage. E: firstname.lastname@example.org METAL Casting Technologies December 2007 69