We often get asked which small piston air compressor is needed for a particular abrasive blast cabinet. Typically this happens when a buyer finds the blasting cabinet first then goes to look for the required compressed air.
Do you often wonder why your blast cabinet has abrasive flow problems after roughly 30 minutes of operation? It’s a common issue that we field questions about, and we’ve compiled a list of the five most common culprits.
Does your abrasive blast cabinet have a problem with excessive dust? Aside from lack of machine maintenance and regular service, there are many reasons cabinets can have excessive dust inside with poor visibility. These are some of the reasons that warrant a call to an abrasive blasting expert, like one of our team members.
A lack of frictional heat is one of the main reasons a first time buyer is disappointed in their blast cabinet purchase. As a manufacturer of over 170 different models of Blasting Cabinets, Dust Collectors and Pollution Control Work Benches, we often have first time buyers call us to replace their poorly-constructed abrasive blast cabinet. … Continue reading Why Frictional Heat Matters in Blast Cabinets
When our company was formed more than 40 years ago, the industry terminology for enclosed abrasive blasting machines was “Sandblast cabinets.” We set out to change this lingo by calling the equipment by its correct name: a media blast cabinet!
Congratulations – you’ve decided to purchase an abrasive blasting cabinet! Now you’re trying to decide which one to buy and how much money you’ll spend. It’s likely you’re asking yourself if you can make do with an inexpensive blast cabinet.
Almost all of our abrasive blast cabinets are able to use glass beads. Most operators and manufacturers know when to use glass beads and why. We’re sharing some tips that we’ve picked up over the last 50+ years in this industry remember Media Blast manufactures more than 180 machine models.
Thanks to these vacuum blower tips, buying a vacuum blower operated dust collector doesn’t have to be another “you get what you pay for” life lesson. Instead of assuming more horsepower and cfm are always better, an educated buyer understands the engineering behind the four common classes of blowers. If you need a quick refresher … Continue reading Vacuum Blower Tips to Keep In Mind Before You Buy
A vacuum blower is critical, often undervalued and misunderstood components of abrasive blast cabinets. Vacuum Blowers are commonly used on small blasting cabinets for very limited use or very low cfm gun size. Vacuum blowers are only one type of blower class available but result in high static suction but very low cfm air movement.
Almost all problems with any dust collector attached to an existing blasting cabinet are related to one of a few conditions being listed below. Most people buy these machines based on budget and not the machine’s application. This is a mistake. First, an abrasive blasting cabinet’s use can, and probably will, change over time due to … Continue reading 5 Common Blast Cabinet Dust Collector Problems