W Abrasives actively support the wind energy industry working with wind mill manufacturers to achieve long lasting corrosion protection of the towers and participate to reduce manufacturing costs of different key components. 

 

W Abrasives solution

With the creation of dedicated products, equipment and services, W Abrasives offers solutions for each part of the wind turbines. For example, Profilium is a high performance alternative to expendable or even standard metallic abrasives commonly used in surface preparation for the wind turbines both in terms of efficiency and surface quality. 

We offer exclusive solutions not only for preparing application (Profilium, WGRIT) but also for Cleaning (W SHOT – STAINIUM) and peening (SP SHOT) applications for towers but also for gearboxes, main shafts, main frames, rotor bearings and rotor hubs. 

 


W Abrasives offer for Preparing application

 

As a world leader in its market, W Abrasives provides unrivaled expertise in the products, services and technologies dedicated to Surface Preparation. Surface Preparation before coating and painting works are major stakes for which W Abrasives contributes its added value.


 

 

Premium Series

 

Ready-to-use operating mix for surface preparation in air-blasting

PROFILIUM® is very hard steel grit, developed specially for air blasting applications. As the grain size distribution of the new product is that of a ready-to-use operating mix, the frequency and quantity of abrasive additions will have little or no effect on the profile result: a constant surface profile is obtained. In terms of efficiency, PROFILIUM® has no rival on the market. 

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Standard Series

 

ANGULAR STEEL GRIT

A cast steel angular grit is produced by crushing specially heat treated oversize shot pellets. It is utilised for blast cleaning or surface preparation.

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Components

towers-windmill  Main frame windmills  
Towers - Mainframe - Rotor hub

 

 

  

W Abrasives offer for Cleaning & Peening application


W Abrasives also provides unrivaled expertise in the products, services and technologies dedicated to cleaning. Desanding and descaling works are major applications for which W Abrasives contributes its added value with STAINIUM & WSHOT products. In addition, we offer Shot peening applications as well which is a high value activity, the most technical one among metallic abrasives applications. This is why W Abrasives' expertise and know-how are key factors for success in reaching this application's high level of requirement.


 

 

Premium Series

 

Premium product for descaling operations in wheel-blasting. 

STAINIUM® is specially developed for descaling applications when little roughness is required at the end of the process. Specially available in fine grades, STAINIUM® provides a more stable operating mix.

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Special Series 

 

Cast steel shot for aerospace Peening and Peen Forming

SP SHOT is a cast steel shot for peening or peen forming operations, designed to meet the strict requirements of aerospace and military industries (AMS standards, as well as many other proprietary specifications). 

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Standard Series 

 

ROUND STEEL SHOT

Quenched and tempered, it is a spherical product of hypereutectoid steel (C ≥ 0,85%). Perfectly controlled heat treatments provide it with optimum resilience and resistance to fatigue. This type of shot is used in all applications where the desired effect is for mass and maximum bounce as well as for shot peening.

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Components
gearbox windmills   main shaft   rotor bearing windmills
Gearbox - Main shaft - Rotor bearing


 

Quality & Services

W Abrasives aims to offer customers higher value added by supplying them with a high-quality product and related technical services provided by skilled sales teams benefiting from support from experts, the test and training centres, exclusive methods and resources for measuring the efficiency of the blasting processes used:

 

   
Quality

  • Optimal surface profile for an improved coating
  • Low conductivity for a minimal surface contamination 
  • Sustainable performances thanks to the high stability of the operating mixture. 

      
Support services

  • Calculation and optimisation of blasting process costs
  • On-site team training
  • Technical support & consulting services


 

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