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Aquablast Automatic Tumbler Machine added to Vixen Wetblasting Range

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Vixen’s range of Aquablast wetblasting machines are becoming increasingly popular with companies looking for solutions to improve surface finishing and the cleaning of more delicate components. Wetblasting is a dust free process and the Aquablast machines simultaneously degrease and blast in one operation, eliminating the need for two machines in some cases. The superior finish in one process has encouraged many companies to switch to this method of surface treatment.

The latest addition to Vixen’s Aquablast range is the automatic ‘Tumbler Range’ which is designed to finish batches of components using the wetblast process automatically. The machine uses a PLC controller which is programmed with such functions as blast cycle times, rinse cycle times, and water temperatures etc, so as to produce a consistent finish on batches of components. The machine is fully stainless steel in construction. There are various drum designs available as well as one and two stage rinse options, unload facilities, and additional blast guns.

Companies who have purchased the ‘Aquablast Tumbler’ machine have seen great reductions in both process times and energy costs. Many were previously washing components in a degreasing machine prior to blasting in a dry blast cabinet, but can now automatically degrease and blast in the one machine.

For more information on the Vixen range of vapor blasting equipment please contact us on +1 661-377-2037 or email us at


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