Innovative Adiabatic Cooling System Keeps Wheel Production On Track

The Client –

Alloy Wheels Supplier

The Challenge –

Re-specify Cooling Equipment

The Solution –

Adiabatic Cooling Solution

A state of the art Adiabatic Cooling system has helped to expand and transform alloy wheel production for one of the UK’s largest alloy wheel suppliers.

Based in the Midlands, our client designs and manufactures the wheels which are then supplied to the automotive market worldwide. They have worked with several the market leading vehicle brands and supply the motorsport sector.

Aqua supplied two Adiabatic Cooling systems, one of the key design benefits of the system was the ability to precisely control the exact amount of Adiabatic spray required by the process, reducing water loss and making subsequent savings on water consumption. Energy savings and overall efficiency are a real focus of the system, which is further enhanced by incorporating inverter pumps and EC fans.

One Adiabatic unit has been installed on the factory’s hydraulic press line and provides cooling for the quench tank. The second is on the diecasting line, cooling the process after the raw material has been injected into a mould under high temperature. Previously the line operated with air cooled tooling, but this was upgraded to a water-cooled system as part of the ongoing expansion programme.

Sales Director, Simon Davis, explains; “Aqua were initially approached because the client’s original supplier had miscalculated the cooling requirement of the production process, resulting in the wrong equipment arriving at site. We were asked to visit site, re-specify the equipment and supplied and installed the complete system. Since the initial installation Aqua have won a second contract for further work which I hope is testament not only to our product offering but also our customer service.”

The solution included:

  • 400kW and 700kW adiabatic coolers
  • Inverter pumps
  • DC driven adiabatic spray pumps
  • EC fans
  • Energy saving system design

With their new Cooling system in full operation, our client is now well placed to continue their ongoing strategy to be the major driving force in alloy wheel production across the globe.