The Wheelabrator Technology Centre in Charleville-Mézières, France, designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of a multi-axis shot peening equipment. In addition to their renowned MP range (CNC machines), the MPR (robotised shot peening machine) range offers optimal solutions for various shot peening applications in the aerospace industry. From the smallest MPR 1500 to the MPR 3500 LDG, all machines are equipped with a robot (or 2 robots in some cases) dedicated to the nozzle movements, the positioning of the parts and other additional axis.
The range of machines is extremely versatile with a user friendly interface, allowing easy programming, development capability from 3D parts and flexible, easy operation.
Corresponding to the strictest aerospace standards, the machines are equipped with process control systems, auto calibration systems and a whole range of computerised systems allowing the traceability of the shot peening treatment, self-diagnosis and repair.
- MPR 1500: For part dimensions with a maximum diameter of 1500mm. This compact machine, in its basic version, is equipped with a 6-axis robot and a NC turntable. Various options are available to suit the strictest technical requirements such as a turntable with satellites, an additional axis movement and/or second robot
- MPR 1800: This machine is equipped with 3 synchronized axis, mainly used for the precision peening of engine components, such as disks and compressor shafts
- MPR 2TR700: The machine is equipped with NC tables located on the revolving door. This allows for a simultaneous loading and unloading of the parts. This machine is especially suitable for middle to high production volumes such as engine blades and rotors
- MPR 2200: This machine is dedicated to more complex applications for the aerospace industry and the gas turbine industry
- MPR 3500 LDG: This equipment is dedicated to the shot peening of landing gear components. The robot with 4 additional external axis can treat parts with complex geometries and ensures simultaneous peening of external and internal surfaces