Vol. 22 September Issue
Year 2021




The Transparent Blast Machine? How Data And Digital Tools Can Unlock New Process Improvements And Costs Savings

Industry 4.0, the cloud, data analytics, AI – the promise of digital technology is that it makes machines smarter, production leaner, and processes more transparent. So far, shot blast equipment is rarely the focus of attention of digitalization efforts, yet the potential is particularly great – because the blast process all too often is still a black box, as key machine parameters – and important cost drivers – are not routinely monitored. Digital tools can track these cost-effectively and easily, giving machine owners and operators new insights into their processes and, crucially, new room for improvement. Here, we talk to Wheelabrator’s digital project team about how shot blast equipment can be digitally enabled and how digital tools can be deployed strategically to make quick wins. Daniel Häger is part of the Norican Digital Lab and has been working closely with Wheelabrator’s Reinhard Nadicksbernd to develop digital technology that makes a difference to blast machine users. (Wheelabrator is part of the Norican Group, alongside DISA, Italpresse Gauss and StrikoWestofen.)

Maintaining Pace With The Industry

MFN was able to get an interview with Mike Langtry and his colleagues at Langtry Blast Technologies Inc..

Cover Page

The Crucial Importance Of Shot Peening In The Aviation Industry

Science Update

Improvement of Fatigue Properties of Magnesium Alloy by Cavitation Peening Using a Submerged Water Jet and a Pulse Laser

Author: Hitoshi Soyama

Standards Forum

Coverage Control and the Difference to Saturation

Author: Christian Tyroll

Good Vibrations

Sometimes It Makes Sense To Develop New Finishing Media

Author: Christoph Cruse

Off the Beaten Track

Red And Violet

Author: Giovanni Gregorat

From Editor's Desk

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