BCT Takes 40 Minutes Off Drum Cycle Time!

ISSUE: Customer contacts BCT because they were having multiple problems with a competitor’s drum: Cone… [Read More]

BCT Takes 40 Minutes Off Drum Cycle Time!

Customer Success Story – December 2020

ISSUE: Customer contacts BCT because they were having multiple problems with a competitor’s drum:

  • Cone wears often
  • Long cycle times – 140 minutes or more
  • Flat parts do not tumble well in the OEM ridge – poorly designed drum
  • Drum drive design is high maintenance
  • A tight drum band round tolerance required along with it being concentric to the shaft within .06”

SOLUTION: BCT was successfully able to help improve this drum in a few different ways:

  • Design a wedge/pod to mount the wheel to offset the pattern to the right. This will focus the blast on the parts and not the cone, reducing wear and cycle time
  • Increase the blade length from 14” to 16” and utilize Wave Blade Technology™
  • Redesign drum to a one-piece welded design eliminating pinch points and improving the tumbling action by using engineered tumble ridges

BCT considers this drum to be a huge win for the company as we highlighted our solution to resolve issues and reduce blast cycle times!

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