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THE AQUABLAST® 915 WET BLASTING MACHINE IS DESIGNED BY VIXEN TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DEGREASE AND BLAST MULTIPLE COMPONENTS. CUSTOMERS FIND THIS TO BE AN EXCELLENT ENTRY-LEVEL WET BLASTING MACHINE.
The process cleans by flow, and not impact, producing a ‘soft’ finish. The water acts as a lubricant, avoiding media impregnation and also extending the life of the blast media. The typical process is as follows:
The water/media slurry is contained within the wet blasting cabinet sump.
Delivery of the slurry to the manual blast nozzle is via a glandless polyurethane pump and associated hoses located inside the wet blasting machine.
Compressed air is added at the blast nozzle to accelerate the slurry and create the cleaning effect.
After contact with the component, the slurry then drains back into the sump creating a re-circulating system.
Fine broken down media and other contaminants are fed via an overflow to a sedimentation filter located at the rear of the wet blasting machine.
WET BLASTING APPLICATIONS
Vixen Surface Treatments’ AquaBlast manual and automatic wet blasting machines simultaneously degrease and blast components. Wet blasting is a dust-free process and the machines are most commonly used for the following applications:
- Extrusion die cleaning
- Mould cleaning
- Engine reconditioning
- Cleaning of aluminium components
- Surface preparation prior to bonding or re-coating
- Satin finishing of stainless steels and other special materials
- Simultaneous degreasing and blasting of components
Wetblasting produces a finer finish than dry blasting and is ideal for the cleaning of more delicate components. The Aquablast machines use a water and abrasive slurry to simultaneously blast and degrease which prevents impregnation of media onto the component. One of the major advantages of wetblasting is that it is a dust free process.
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