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TB-5 Tumble Basket Machine

Most applications today using directional blasting cabinets require hand-held guns for part processing but there are some parts that process better and faster using batch loads. This is the function of all tumble basket and tumble barrel models.

The TB-5 is a complete sandblasting machine equipped with a removable tumble basket for larger parts that do not fit inside the faster Tumble Barrel model. Tumble Baskets normally have a removable fixed basket with an open top mounted inside the machine. This type of unit will process larger and longer parts that the faster tumble barrel machines will not handle. Because of the shape of the parts the basket operates using less densely packed parts allowing removal of the basket for part unload. Tumble Basket models are less costly than the faster processing barrel type machine but it's the part shape and size of the parts that decides which machine is best suited for the application.

The TB-5 is a complete sandblasting machine with dust collector and abrasive separator reclaimer for operation using 0-150 mesh abrasive. The TB-5 is also available in the TB-5 Master with larger cabinet, basket, dust collector and part loading capacity.

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  • 100% welded 12 and 14-gauge CRS cabinet construction
  • Bolt-on machine hopper, replaceable
  • Adjustable abrasive flow-control mixing valve, replaceable
  • Abrasive mixing valve boot, replaceable
  • 3-Y blast gun with 3/8" boron carbide nozzle standard
  • Long wear hose
  • LED lighting
  • Safety glass view window with positive sealing window seal
  • Double panel door construction, no spills
  • Lockable refrigerator door handle
  • Safety door interlock
  • Precision air-regulator, air filter/water trap with gauge
  • Bolt-in cabinet hopper scalper screen
  • 1/2 hp 700 cfm class III pressure blower
  • Separator reclaimer, pneumatic centrifuge, internal bolt-on
  • Catalyst paint
  • Cartridge Style Dust Collector with:
    • 700 cfm blower and blower silencer
    • 220 sq.ft. filter surface area
    • Hopper dust storage
    • Access service door
    • Cycle cleaning gauge
    • Pneumatic vibrator cleaning cycle
  • Variable Speed Tumble Basket Drive with:
    • 15" diameter x 12" deep removable parts basket
    • Solenoid operated blast gun
    • Boron carbide blast nozzle
    • Swing away gun mount
    • Mechanical timer
    • Variable speed drive, 0-6 rpm
  • 120 volt single phase power operation


  • Pneumatic conveyor and cyclone separator available for fine and ultra-fine abrasive operation
  • Ambient air dryer
  • Rubber dipped parts basket
  • Timed cleaning cycle for pneumatic vibrator
  • 440 sq.ft. dual cartridge dust collector with vibrator cleaning cycle
  • Automatic Reverse Pulse Cleaning Cycle, requires dual filter cartridge
  • Spare tumble basket raw steel
  • Spare tumble basket rubber dipped

NOTE: Standard Features are included with every model. Available Options can be added at additional cost and may require custom machine work, which may increase machine delivery time.

Technical Information: TB-5
Machine Type: Dry Siphon tumble basket
Compressed Air Usage: 56 cfm @ 100 psi (most tumble machines operate at higher pressure because of the distance of the nozzle to the parts)
Suggested Air Compressor:

We recommend using facility compressed air with line pressure of 100 psi or higher. Lower pressure will work but the loss of frictional heat will increase processing time.
Air compressors vary greatly, check the cfm output on the compressor being used or visit Air Basics for more information on compressor selection.
Pro Tip: Never buy a compressor using the displacement cfm number, always use the second cfm volume number listed with 90-100 psi inside the tank, because tank pressure reduces performance.

Recommended Abrasive Size: 60 to 150 mesh
Most Used Abrasive Type: Glass Beads, Aluminum Oxide, Plastic, Silicon Carbide and more. (Due to distance-to-parts the processing pressure is higher than maximum impact velocity.)
WARNING: Abrasive Restrictions and Warning
Paint Specification: Environmentally friendly, high-grade polyurethane high gloss paint. Standard colors include MBA beige and high gloss light gray. Custom color matching is available using customer supplied color sample, please call 866-204-7068 for pricing.
TB-5 Basket
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30" x 30" x 36"H
Door 24" x25"H
30" x 45" x 84"H 220 sq.ft. cartridge
700 cfm blower C-III
Internal Separator
Pneumatic cleaning
120V/60Hz/1Ph Wood crate
720 lbs