Daily Duty Cycle (DDC) is the amount of time a blasting cabinet can operate before it needs to be serviced. We measure DDC using the gun cfm, the dust collector blower, and the filter storage area. Consider this, a 5% DDC typically translates to less than 30 minutes of total operation in a single 8-hour period. … Continue reading What is Mediablaster® Daily Duty Cycle and why does it matter?
Are you familiar with the term Mediablaster®? You should be! Because mediablaster is a more correct term for what many people call a sandblaster. When Media Blast® & Abrasives started, the term to describe a blasting cabinet was: Sandblast Cabinet. Unfortunately, there are some significant problems with sand as a recycled abrasive. Three Issues with … Continue reading What is a Mediablaster?
Have you ever wondered why some Sandcarving machines have a compressed air drier? Moisture, dampness, and static are often created during the Sandcarving process. These byproducts can have a disastrous effect on abrasive flow, particularly when using the finer abrasives used for sandcarving details.
All abrasives have blast cabinet recycle rates, so why is it so hard to find an accurate number of times your cabinet blaster can recycle abrasive? Why don’t abrasive manufactures make this information readily available?
Have you ever come across another website selling Media Blast Cabinets and wondered if those are some of our machines? It’s likely they aren’t. Media Blast® only has a select few authorized retailers and all other machines are sold directly to consumers. Many companies use our name to describe their abrasive blasting equipment as MediaBlasters® … Continue reading How Come Other Brands Sell Media Blast Cabinets?
Blast cabinet visibility is achieved by removing dust from the cabinet interior. Dust is created when the surface of the part is cleaned and mixes with the abrasive in micron-size dust particles to greatly reduce cabinet visibility. Poor visibility is most often the result of the lack of a critical machine feature.
The first consideration in choosing a shop blasting cabinet is compressed air volume. If you have an existing 5 hp compressor, it is most likely a single phase electrical motor, with a vertical tank. Buying a single stage compressor pump or a two stage pump can impact tank storage capacity in cfm even if you are limited … Continue reading How to choose a Shop Blasting Cabinet
Many people wrongly assume that quality dust collectors are only critical for industrial sandblasting equipment. This is just plain incorrect. Regardless of how many parts you are processing, a high-quality dust collector makes a world of difference when operating a sandblasting cabinet.
Of all media blasting abrasives, glass bead blasting is arguably the most popular and the easiest on equipment. This is in part because glass beads are very versatile. They are a medium-hard abrasive and come in a range of sizes, shapes and hardness levels. It’s these characteristics of glass beads that make them desirable and … Continue reading Glass Bead Blasting: Abrasive Shape, Hardness and Recycle Rate
Did you know it’s best to use a specially designed sandblasting cabinet for soda blasting? That’s right. Many sandblasting cabinets are built for cutting abrasives that rip and tear, remove coatings, polishing, and make parts ready for painting and plating. These are precisely what soda blasting, a do no harm abrasive media, aims to avoid.