A wheel blast system is a type of industrial equipment used for surface preparation, cleaning, or finishing of various materials.
It consists of a wheel-shaped device that rotates at high speed and throws abrasive media, such as steel shot or grit, at the surface of the workpiece.
The wheel is usually made of metal or rubber and is equipped with blades or paddles that pick up and accelerate the abrasive media. The media is then propelled out of the wheel and directed towards the surface of the workpiece. This process is commonly referred to as “blasting.”
Wheel blast systems can be used for a variety of applications, such as removing rust or paint from metal surfaces, cleaning or deburring castings, preparing surfaces for coating or bonding, or achieving a specific surface finish. They are often used in the manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and construction industries, among others.
While wheel blast systems can be highly effective for surface preparation and cleaning, they can also pose safety hazards if not used properly. Appropriate personal protective equipment, proper ventilation, and appropriate training are all important factors in ensuring the safe use of wheel blast equipment.