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Daily Duty Cycle Explained

What is Mediablaster® Daily Duty Cycle and why does it matter?

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?

dust collector maintenance variables

10 Common Dust Collector Maintenance Variables

Dust collector maintenance variables play a large role in how often you need to service your machine. Unfortunately, ongoing and preventative maintenance for blasting cabinet dust collectors is not a black and white issue. A fixed maintenance schedule won’t work for every machine and every application, but knowing how these ten variables affect dust collector … Continue reading 10 Common Dust Collector Maintenance Variables

abrasive flow problems

Troubleshooting Blast Cabinet Abrasive Flow Problems

Updated January 2022: 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. Read below for our media blasting troubleshooting for our sand blasting tips.

Tips

Vacuum Blower Tips to Keep In Mind Before You Buy

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

Air compressor 101

Air Compressor 101: Everything You Need to Know

Buying an air compressor for a blasting cabinet can seem like a daunting task, we know. Media Blast manufactures the largest line of Wet Blasters, Dry Siphon, Gravity Feed and Direct Pressure models with categories for Light Duty, Automotive, Sandcarving and Industrial abrasive blasting. Depending on what model you purchase and where you’ll be operating it, there are … Continue reading Air Compressor 101: Everything You Need to Know

Siphon vs. Direct Pressure

Siphon Blaster Abrasive Delivery vs. Direct Pressure Abrasive Delivery

Updated January 2022: The first dry blasting machines relied on siphon abrasive delivery method which uses an abrasive media gun to siphon, or pull, the abrasive to the blasting nozzle where it is then boosted in particle velocity and injected into the cabinet. Think of this like using a cue ball to hit the eight ball … Continue reading Siphon Blaster Abrasive Delivery vs. Direct Pressure Abrasive Delivery