VOL. 24 May ISSUE YEAR 2023
in Vol. 24 - May Issue - Year 2023
“Smart Abrasive System” Lowers Energy Consumption, Blast Media Usage and Equipment Wear
The “Smart Abrasive” system significantly lowers the energy consumption in the troughed belt continuous flow shot blast machines THM 700 and THM 900
The troughed belt continuous flow shot blast machines from Walther Trowal are ideal for blast cleaning of forged chassis components
The Trowal test and training center is equipped with several THM shot blast machines that can be used for processing trials with the customers’ work pieces.
Typical applications for the THM shot blast machines are forged chassis components made from aluminum such as transverse links, swivel bearings or steering knuckles. They are equally suitable for high volumes of mass-produced aluminum die-castings.
A THM 500 troughed belt continuous flow shot blast machine in the Trowal test and training center in Haan/Germany
A THM 400 shot blast machine in the TTC test and training center in Grand Rapids/USA is loaded with aluminum die-castings for the automotive industry
About Walther Trowal: Since 1931, Walther Trowal has been developing and producing systems for the refinement of surfaces. Initially focusing exclusively on mass finishing - the term “Trowalizing” originated from the company’s cable address “Trommel Walther” - Walther Trowal has continuously expanded its product portfolio. Over time, the company has developed a broad range of machinery and systems for mass finishing, shot blasting and coating of mass-produced small components. With the invention of new systems like, for example, drag finishing and the development of special finishing methods for 3D printed components, the company has proven its innovative capabilities again and again. Walther Trowal develops and implements complete surface treatment solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into existing linked production systems of the customers. This includes the entire process technology, perfectly adapted to the specific surface finishing requirements of the work pieces: Equipment and respective consumables always complement each other in a perfect manner. Each individual work piece and each manufacturing process must meet special technical requirements. That is why the experienced process engineers in our test and training center, in close cooperation with the customers, develop the optimal process technology for the finishing task at hand. The result: Work piece surfaces meet exactly the required specifications, with short processing times and a high degree of consistent and repeatable results. Walther Trowal is one of the few manufacturers who develops and produces all machines and mass finishing consumables in-house, including ceramic and plastic grinding and polishing media as well as compounds. The company’s equipment range also includes all kinds of peripheral equipment for handling the work pieces like lift and tip loaders, conveyor belts and roller conveyors, in addition, special driers for mass finishing applications and, last-but-not-least, systems for cleaning and recycling of the process water. With its exchange program for wear items like work bowls, which are part of a continuous recycling program, Walther Trowal conserves valuable resources and, thus, makes a significant contribution towards sustainability in the field of industrial production. Quick technical support and the global repair and maintenance service ensure high uptime for our equipment. Walther Trowal serves customers in a wide range of different industries all over the world, for example, automotive, aerospace, medical engineering and wind power.
At GIFA 2023, Walther Trowal introduces the “Smart Abrasive” option in its THM troughed belt continuous flow shot blast machines. The “intelligent” control of the media flow drastically reduces the energy consumption and significantly extends the usable life of the blast media as well as of the entire shot blast machine.