- What is Vapor Blasting?
- Used equipment
Vixen is still operating as normal, in compliance with UK Government guidelines.
The machine is controlled by a touch screen human machine interface unit (HMI) which enables the operator to control the machine's functions.
Components are rotated on the turntable while the blast guns move side to side with a sweeping motion. The machine also features a recipe of options through the PLC programming. This controls the speed of the turntable and the movement of the blast guns, allowing for different finishes on the parts.
The Radial Arm option is available on our Aquablast® range and can include extras such as the trolley for external loading (see optional extras). This is ideal for heavy items. The turntable can be moved outside of the chamber, loaded and wheeled back in.
The hydro cyclone is designed to separate water from the blasting media to around 90%. It is ideal when emptying the machine or changing abrasives.
The mini barrel offers the option to be able to blast many small parts (i.e. nuts and bolts) evenly. When blasted, the parts can be easily removed by removing the barrel with the grab handles and tipping out the par
For easy manoeuvrability within the blast chamber a stainless steel turntable can be fitted, and for larger/heavier components a roll in-roll out trolley with rails external to the cabinet can be fitted for easier component loading.
For some applications where manoeuvrability within the blast chamber is required, bellow type armhole ports are recommended. These offer the operator easy access to high components or where mobile turntable.
Fitted inside the cabinet is a blast gun holder, enabling the operator to present the components to the blast nozzle.
Closed loop means that the machine will not require a drain nearby and will not consume large amounts of water. There is no need for a constant water supply. The basis for a closed loop system is a large filter unit that filters and recycles the water sufficiently for constant flow throughout blasting. It is also used for the rinse gun.