Breaking New Ground with Shot Peening

Author:  Kumar Balan
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 33, Issue 4, Fall 2019
Doc ID:  2019040
Year of Publication:  2019
In the Spring 2014 edition of The Shot Peener, we debated the sophistication of control systems in shot peening equipment, particularly with respect to CNCs, PC-based interfaces and the capabilities of HMIs. Our discussion concluded on a practical note which will always remain popular with me: “Machines are secondary, your peening process design comes first!” During a recent discussion with an auto parts manufacturer in Asia, they emphasized that the operating tolerance for their machine needed to be as stringent as a CNC machining center and also limit the operating sound level within 70 dBA!

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