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A Year in Review – Top Blog Posts from 2019

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At Rosler, we believe in helping our clients in unique markets find a better way to finish and process their products. According to Grand View Research, Inc., the global structural steel market is expected to reach USD 140.4 billion by 2025. It is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. Increasing construction spending in emerging economies is projected to drive the demand for structural steel. Maybe that’s why our top posts this year included a series on Structural Steel. Enjoy the following recap.

 

5. Optimal Media Mix, Part 1 – Identifying and Maintaining Proper Levels

 

The best mass finishing equipment is useless without the proper media. That’s why the experienced engineers at Rosler Metal Finishing pair their quality equipment with the right type and amount of media to achieve consistent results.

 

Media comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes

 

 

Understanding how your machine, the work pieces it

is finishing, and the selected media will interact is key to delivering an

optimal finish each cycle. Doing so requires understanding why media levels are

important, determining and tracking levels, and evaluating media consumption to

avoid issues.

 

 

 

Read more about identifying and maintaining proper levels with your media levels.

 

4. Structural Steel FAQ, Part 7 – Comparing Commonly Used Blast Machines

 

Steel construction and steel trade, shipyards and ship building, and heavy equipment and machinery building rely heavily on specially designed shot blasting machines to prepare their components.

 

 

Rosler Metal Finishing expertly designs shot blasting machines for these industries and others to descale, clean, and prepare structural steel for surfaces for end-use. The particulars of each machine largely depend on the size and shape of the specific components in need of preparation.

 

 

This installment of our Structural Steel FAQ series

answered: What are the most commonly used

blast machines for structural steel surface preparation and how do they

compare?

 

 

Learn more about the commonly used blast machines for structural steel surfaces.

 

3. Structural Steel FAQ, Part 4 – Evaluating the Presence of Dust

 

As an expert in the surface finishing industry, Rosler Metal Finishing knows that all the expertise in the world won’t do any good if the surface of the work piece is not properly prepared. When it comes to structural steel, we receive many frequently asked questions about preparation.

 

 

This installment of our Structural Steel FAQ series answered: How is the presence of dust on shot blasted structural steel components evaluated?

 

Learn more about how to evaluate the presence of dust.

 

2. Using Vibrascope to Measure Amplitude V. Frequency in Vibratory Bowls

 

Example of vibratory drive 

 

 

When

it comes to mass finishing, amplitude and frequency require balance and careful

consideration.  Amplitude is a measure of

movement and intensity while frequency refers to the rate of repetition.

 

 

The wrong amplitude, for example, if it’s too low, can create a lackluster finishing results and longer processing times. If too high it can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the machine.

 

Read more on using vibrascope to measure amplitude v. frequency in vibratory bowls.

 

1. Structural Steel FAQ, Part 3 – Evaluating Rust and Mill Scale Pre- and Post-Blast

 

Surface preparation can account for up to 40 percent of structural steel painting and repainting jobs. As Rosler Metal Finishing’s Structural Steel FAQ series has already established, the life of anti‐corrosion coatings on a steel surface depends to a large extent on how thoroughly this surface has been prepared for painting.

 

Application of anti-corrosion paint in a preservation line blasting system

 

 

Properly

evaluating the surface of structural steel surfaces for coating before and

after shot blasting will help balance the cost of preparing, repairing, and

monitoring structural steel throughout its impressive lifespan.

 

 

 

This

installment of our Structural Steel FAQ series answered: How are rust and

mill scale evaluated pre‐ and post‐blast?

 

 

Learn more about how rust and mill scale are evaluated pre- and post-blast.

 

 

The

Rosler Way

 

 

 

True

to our motto of “finding a better way…” Rosler considers all inputs and outputs

of your process. We offer experienced finishing engineering and an entire range

of surface finishing equipment and consumables (media and compound) to ensure

that the entire process is optimized.

 

 

Whatever your surface finishing needs are, you can count on Rosler Metal Finishing to find a better way. Contact us today to start the conversation.

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