It might seem a little strange for an abrasive blast cabinet manufacturer to be writing about how to sandblast outside the box, so to speak. Some people call this “manual blasting” but it is also known as “hand-eye directional blasting” and there are some very real benefits to this technique.
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
We are often asked whether it’s better to buy a blast cabinet with refrigerator doors or vertical sliding doors. There are benefits and drawbacks to both kinds of doors. Vertical sliding doors do typically require more safety features because of their more complicated design. Our vertical doors roll-up and require no increase in vertical height. … Continue reading Are Vertical Blast Cabinet Doors the Best?
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
Blasting Cabinet, Sandblasting Cabinet, Media Blast Cabinet, Mediablaster® Cabinet and Abrasive Blasting Cabinet all basically mean the same thing. A machine you place parts inside to clean, texture the surface, shot peen, sandcarve, de-burr, polish, surface prepare for plating or even drill holes.
A Reverse Pulse Cartridge Dust Collector is the granddaddy of dust collectors. This free-standing dust collector is used for extended blasting operations, multiple guns, or multiple machine operation and or multiple daily shifts. Under these conditions, the reduced maintenance and increased daily operation provided by these dust collectors result in a big boost in production … Continue reading What is a Reverse Pulse Cartridge Dust Collector?
Now more than ever people are relying on the internet to purchase things sight-unseen, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 9 online automotive media blaster myths. Before you buy a sandblasting cabinet, make sure you’re not getting sold on the wrong machine for your project.
We often hear complaints about blast cabinets from people who are in the market for a replacement machine. These are usually people who bought the wrong machine for their application, and here are the most common things they complain about.
It’s a common misconception that it doesn’t take a lot to make an inexpensive blast cabinet – an enclosure with glove ports, a view window, abrasive storage hopper, lighting, and a vacuum dust collector. While this is technically true, most of the time low-cost cabinets contribute to the incorrect belief that all abrasive blasting cabinets … Continue reading What You Get with an Inexpensive Blast Cabinet